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Has ‘Encanto’ brought Disney’s magic back?

Sabrina Lavine, Staff Writer January 22, 2022

Disney has been a household name for generations, producing iconic films that defined so many people's childhoods.While I enjoyed some of their more recent films, like “Frozen 2” and “Onward,”...

The 2020 film catch-up

Jude Juarez-Perez, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

For pretty much everyone, 2020 was a tough year. Between heated political debates, alarming events involving our nation’s Capitol, a worldwide pandemic and at one point, murder hornets, we all need a...

Sam Mendes, director of 1917.

Sam Mendes brings new war-movie spectacle

Francisco Montenegro, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

“1917” is the latest spectacle from director Sam Mendes, known for his work on “Skyfall.” Like Christopher Nolan’s WWII film “Dunkirk” from 2017, this film is a brilliant showcase of cinematography...

Return of the movie menace: ‘Star Wars’ franchise joins the dark side

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer December 3, 2019

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” That is the first thing we ever see in a “Star Wars” movie before fading out to the title card with that infamous theme composed by John Williams...

Snobbery: Is Scorsese the cinema gatekeeper?

Annie Vo, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

While many would consider the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be one of the most illustrious franchises of the film industry, some, such as influential filmmaker Martin Scorsese, beg to differ. Scorsese’s...

Stephen King, chapter two: A controversial resurgence

Emma Smith, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

The King of Horror, Stephen King, has been reappearing in the media lately. He has recently released the movie sequel of “The Shining,” and fans are squirming with the heebie-jeebies. Other recent...

‘The Joker’ film raises concerns over public safety

Navya Belavadi and Ayesha Tahirkheli November 4, 2019

With the release of new hit movie “The Joker” comes some enthusiastic fans. Serious fans dressing up for major movie releases has become somewhat of a common occurrence at theaters across the country,...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel falls short

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel falls short

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer December 7, 2018

The true crime of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was how it turned such a rhapsodic and emotional film franchise into something so soulless and convoluted. “Fantastic Beasts: The...

Kevin Hart shines in ‘Night School’

Kevin Hart shines in ‘Night School’

Lucas Collazo , Staff Writer November 9, 2018

Despite all the drama, stress and hard work that we go through, high school is still a very memorable time for us. However,  high schoolers must contend with stressful college admissions tests, such as...

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