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Captain Marvel Reintroduces the Superheroine

April 3, 2019

On March 8, filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck formally introduced Carol Danvers, A.K.A. Captain Marvel, to the big screen. Following the July 2018 release of "Ant Man and The Wasp," "Captain Marvel"...

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Illustration by Nathaly Perez
April 3, 2019

The premise of "Us" is simple. A family trip to the beach is thrown into nightmarish chaos as dark and surreal events connected to the mother’s past become more and more traumatic. Be prepared for a...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”: A Feel-Good Treasure

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
September 23, 2018

As the new school year begins, students understandably find less and less time to watch movies solely for leisure. However, it is of great importance to set aside time for viewing movies with no responsibility...

“The Shape of Water” a Beautifully Executed Film

March 29, 2018

In an industry that has been flooded with remakes, sequels, prequels and franchises, the place for creative film directors and screenwriters has diminished into obscurity, with the few films that are genuinely...

“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

Illustration by Catalina Burch
March 1, 2018

Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” is a film as captivating as it is disturbing. Set in a national forest following an unexplained biological disaster, the film focuses on the fate of a team of scientists...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Illustration by Catalina Burch
January 25, 2018

Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) is the antithesis of J. J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015). “The Force Awakens” was a nostalgia trip for old fans and an easily...

“Blade Runner 2049” Reflects Society

Illustration by Eric Rannestad
October 14, 2017
The newly-released film "blade Runner 2049" is an excellent mirror into today's society.

“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

Illustration by Claire Revere
September 11, 2017

"Baby Driver” is an action-driven film with no time for character development: a technically perfect example of its genre. It is also a masterful blend of music and movement—the synchronicity of the...

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

March 30, 2017

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...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

February 16, 2017

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014...

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

January 26, 2017

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...

“Fantastic Beasts” an enchanting “Potter” prequel

December 1, 2016

Mixing the charms of its characters, an engaging narrative and grandiose visuals to strong effect, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a prequel to the “Harry Potter” franchise, is an uncommonly...

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