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Moonlight recaptures Oscars

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
March 9
Filed under OPINION

Despite some confusion at the Oscars on the winner of the Best Picture, "Moonlight" won the category in addition to numerous other wins. However, the impact of "Moonlight’s" victory on Oscars night goes beyond the award. For years, the Academy has been criticized for their lack of diversity in chosen...

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

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26
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 ...

Netflix Gems: The Best Films You Didn’t Hear About

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

"Nightcrawler", "Beyond the Lights" and "White God" are among the better films to grace Netflix in the past year.

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Academy Awards display Hollywood patriarchy

Hillary Smith
February 26
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When this year's Oscar nominations arrived, I –– like many others –– was disgusted by the complete shut-out of actors of color and female writers and directors. Excluding the designated female actress categories, the nominees are literally all white men. Haven't we had enough of this white pa...

Homogeneity Plagues Oscars

Zan McPherson
February 26
Filed under A&E

"Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest –– sorry, brightest," jokes host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening line of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Harris, a comedian who tends to skirt dangerously along the line between humorous and offensive, speaks the truth when he perceives the whitenes...

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Nathan Fisher
February 27
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Movie Reviews

Move aside "Downton Abbey" and "Good Wife," because the Oscars are on Sunday, March 2. That's right, the golden phallus, the Academy Award of Merit, dubbed the Oscars, will be awarded to the top dogs in the film industry. This year's competition was fierce, and it showcased a plethora of standout movies....

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