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‘Encanto’: insecurities, expectations and their origin

Meghan Curley, Staff Writer December 11, 2021

Spoilers ahead. You have been warned. Families can be messy, and every family has baggage. Whether tension comes from the feeling of being excluded, family expectations, or something else, the end result...

“Raya and the Last Dragon” speaks of unity and doing the right thing

Dazmyn Gaymon, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

“If we don’t stop and learn to trust one another again, it’s only a matter of time before we tear each other apart.” —Chief Benja If nothing else, Disney will always deliver when it comes...

Official movie poster for Judas and the Black Messiah

“Judas and the Black Messiah” calls for justice

Dazmyn Gaymon, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Inspired by the true story of Fred Hampton, a chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, “Judas and the Black Messiah” might just be one of my favorite Black History films to date. Daniel Kaluuya...

Borat 2 film is “very nice!”

Pierson Kye, News Editor November 12, 2020

America’s favorite Kazakhstani reporter returns to the “US and A” for the first time in 14 years to learn more about Western culture and to complete spontaneous missions along the way. As a precaution,...

Beautifully disturbing: ‘Joker’ nails iconic character

Aaron Eisenberg, Opinion Editor November 11, 2019

In an era where comic book movies rule the box office, the very art form of cinema has been put into question. Celebrated director Martin Scorsese has said that these movies aren't true cinema, and many...

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer April 20, 2018

“A Quiet Place” hit theatres on April 6, ending the long wait of many horror fans, such as myself, for a good flick. For a lot of us, the last good scare we had was the reimagining of Stephen King’s...

“Paul” brings questions of faith, witnesses

“Paul” brings questions of faith, witnesses

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer March 23, 2018

We have a world where views clash, morals are compromised and people wind up being neglected or forgotten. We see the mercies of what unforgiving and troubled times can be like for those who are experiencing...

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer February 9, 2018

Last year at the Oscars, “Moonlight” became the first film to win best picture that featured a LGBT lead in all 89 years of the ceremony. Notice that I did not say “the first gay film” to win....

Other movies can take a back seat to this ‘Lady’

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer March 25, 2016

If I were presenting the Oscar for Best Actress, it would go to Maggie Smith for her role in “The Lady in the Van.” “Smith rescues Nicholas Hytner’s film, “The Lady in the Van” from confectionery...

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