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“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

Alasdair Padman, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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"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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

“Art of the Deal” movie mocks Trump’s crass side

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Political humor is at its most bizarre in the Funny or Die production, “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.” The film, released on Feb. 10, 2016, is a parody that highlights the absurdity and crudeness that has come with this year’s controversial Republican presidential candidate. The ...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2016


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This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying to the available programs. As my eyes scanned down the long list of cities and countries where I cou...

“Hell or High Water” delivers gripping drama, action

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 15, 2016


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In a fairly bizarre turn of events, it appears that film distributors decided to wait until August before finally releasing a majority of this summer's best films. And with the release of the new dramatic Western "Hell or High Water" over Labor Day weekend, it seems they were saving the best for last. With...

Recapping the Summer Movie Season

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 8, 2016


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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...

“Batman v Superman” is a Super-Clunker

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


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Zack Snyder's superhero match-up is bogged down by an incoherent plot, bad characterization and unimpressive action.

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

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


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

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