Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The enchanting live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” has captured the hearts and minds of viewers since opening on March 17, recounting with a modern twist the beloved tale of a confident yet gentle girl who is able to find love and compassion in an angry beast. With...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

The 89th Academy Awards: Another year of gains and snubs

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The official nominations for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and, much in the vein of past ceremonies, featured some welcome improvements from years past while also maintaining or establishing some troublesome trends. Nine films were nominated for the coveted Best ...

“I Too Am Whitman” gives voice to marginalized students, identities

“I Too Am Whitman” gives voice to marginalized students, identities

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into the Stevens Gallery in Reid, one is faced with an interesting set of images and writings. To the left, pieces of poster paper are taped to the wall, each one with a short statement. To the right, portraits of Whitman students, each one holding their respective piece of paper, allow vie...

Recapping the Summer Movie Season

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

More than any other summer in recent memory, the current summer season has proved deeply troubling for the state of the film industry, in regards to the quality of films, the kinds of films that were released, and which films were rewarded and which fell flat with audiences. Arguably, the mo...

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

Allison Hall, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under A&E

Senior Evan Martin, a Film and Media Studies major, combines three things he loves—film, music and improv—to create a podcast about film that has something in it for everyone.

Read more »

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst
March 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

Read more »

Holiday Movie Catchup: A Look at this Winter’s Best

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

With most of 2015's holiday releases wrapping up their box office runs, it's time to look back at three of the better films to grace theaters this past Christmas.

Read more »

Moviegoers Flock to Mid-Budget, Well-Reviewed Movies This Summer

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

It’s easy to be cynical about the state of the film industry these days when it is seemingly driven by nothing but greed and producing nothing but expensive franchise sequels (or remakes) and restricting the top billings to white male superstars. This year, however, the summer box office tells...

Hong-Sang Soo’s filmmaker fetish

Vincent Warne
March 29, 2015
Filed under A&E Blogs, BLOGS, Lights, Camera, I Like Movies!

As is any self-respecting art form in the modern and post-modern era, film is often a self-reflexive medium. Whether it be in canonized classics like "Man with a Movie Camera" and "8 ½", arthouse fare like "Pastoral: To Die in the Country" and "Ulysses Gaze", or popular recent Oscar-winners like "The...

‘Dear White People’ examines the life experiences of black students

James Kennedy
February 12, 2015
Filed under A&E

"Dear White People," an award-winning entry at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at Whitman as part of the Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19. The showing is open to all Whitman students as well as Walla Walla community members, and it will start at 8 p.m. in Cordiner Hall...

Whitman news since 1896
Film