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Captain Marvel Reintroduces the Superheroine

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

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" joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a filmic interpretation of the comic that debuted in March...

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

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 truly strange film because to say more would be spoiling a brilliant and disturbing horror premise. ...

“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 to take notes or think critically in order to analyze what you’ve watched. The newest Ne...

“The Shape of Water” a Beautifully Executed Film

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

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 new or groundbreaking either slumping in the box office or being relegated to art house cinemas....

“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

Illustration by Catalina Burch

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

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 sent in to investigate the paranormal event, dubbed “The Shimmer.” The central premise of “A...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Illustration by Catalina Burch

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

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 digestible introduction for new fans. In 2015, audiences met new faces as well as old, but the...

“Blade Runner 2049” Reflects Society

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Alasdair Padman

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

Alasdair Padman, Staff Writer

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 two, giving that much more life to this grim noir world. So how does Edgar Wright, director of a nu...

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer

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 tale of a confident yet gentle girl who is able to find love and compassion in an angry beast. With...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

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 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

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

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

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 maintaining or establishing some troublesome trends. Nine films were nominated for the coveted Best ...

“Fantastic Beasts” an enchanting “Potter” prequel

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

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 affable and whimsical film that has much to offer audiences. It is noticeably superior to ...

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