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The Invisible Man: Catch Him If You Can

The Invisible Man: Catch Him If You Can

Mark Burbridge, Contributor

March 4, 2020

After failing to move forward with the Dark Universe of classic monsters, Universal Studios rebounds with more individualized storytelling in their latest rendition of “The Invisible Man.” Loosely based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, the film depicts Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) and her stru...

P.S. I Still Love You is a Charming Disappointment

P.S. I Still Love You is a Charming Disappointment

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day 2020, I began looking for love. In the absence of a boyfriend, I watched a movie, “To All the Boys I've Loved Before.” Peter Kavinky and Lara Jean’s love story immediately drew me in. It is the classic tale of pretending to be in love and then actually falli...

Sonic the Hedgehog: From Green Hill Zone to Green Hill’s Own

Sonic the Hedgehog: From Green Hill Zone to Green Hill’s Own

Jack Connaghan, Photo Editor

February 19, 2020

Your first kiss.  Learning of the death of a loved one.  Receiving your college admission letter.  There are some moments that will never leave us no matter how hard we try to forget them. These moments come infrequently. But when they arrive, they stay with us forever.  On April 30, 201...

Little Women Big Impact

Little Women Big Impact

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

January 23, 2020

The new 2019 production of “Little Women” has gained a significant amount of popularity in the film industry. On this 12th adaptation of the iconic book written by Louisa May Alcott, director Greta Gerwig incorporates her own unique touch.   The cast for this 2019 version includes acto...

Parasite: The Gateway to Foreign Films

Parasite: The Gateway to Foreign Films

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

January 23, 2020

“Parasite” is highly deserving of its nomination for best picture for the 2020 Academy Awards and is the first Korean film to be nominated for this prestigious award. It dances the line between comedy and thriller and offers a fresh commentary on power and class in Korea, not dissimilar from clas...

Christmas Movies That Will Have You Feeling Extra Santa-mental

Christmas Movies That Will Have You Feeling Extra Santa-mental

Aman Rahman, Contributor

December 5, 2019

Now that December has crept up on all of us, it is only appropriate to begin bingeing holiday movies, if this process has not already started for some. To get into the holiday spirit, what better way is there than to curl up and have a Christmas movie marathon? Scrolling through Netflix to find the per...

Ford V. Ferrari Review

Ford V. Ferrari Review

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari,” which debuted on Nov. 15, delivers a satisfying and thrilling account of the epic motorsports duel between the two car companies during the 24 hours of Le Mans races during the mid-1960s. The rivalry is told from the perspective of its two protagonists on the Ford side, Carroll Shelb...

Hotly Anticipated Movies to Keep You Warm this Winter

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Charlie’s Angels—Nov. 15, 2019                   The 2019 release of “Charlie’s Angels” is not a continuation of the original early-2000s films, but instead follows a new threesome of angels who are not as angelic as their predecessors. This gro...

‘Let It Snow’ produces more Slush than Snow

‘Let It Snow’ produces more Slush than Snow

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

November 13, 2019

“Let it Snow,” a movie adaptation of the novel by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, was released on Netflix last Friday and left viewers wondering where the plot of the story actually went. Trailers gave excited viewers a glimpse into a small snowy town in Illinois, where a fresh blan...

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Few movies this year have gotten as much buzz as Warner Bros.’ and D.C.’s “Joker.” The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, follows the unknown backstory of the well-known comic book villain, the Joker. The movie is undeniably dark and graphic, showing multiple gory murders, dangerou...

6 Cult Classic Horror Films to Stream This Fall

Tomi Delp, Contributor

October 30, 2019

As the air gets colder and the sun sets earlier in the evenings, the opportunities to stay indoors (as well as to see lurking shadows around corners) become more recognizable. For some, this time of year allows us to be our spookiest selves for the sake of fun, whether that be dressing in Halloween c...

Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Director Todd Phillip’s new “Joker,” released on Oct. 4, takes a fresh, dark look at the titular DC Comics character. Whereas previous incarnations of the devilish clown portrayed him as the twisted yet funny ultimate foil to Batman, Phillip’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is given a more complex t...

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