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Reel Rock returns to showcase diverse climbing stories

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

For its third year, the Whitman Climbing Club and WEB will be teaming up to bring the Reel Rock Film Festival to campus on Friday, March 26. Senior Emery Hansell has been working with Reel Rock’s...

Review: “Isle of Dogs” is Beautiful but Disappointing

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter May 3, 2018

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is a visual spectacle that never quite escapes the stereotypes of a large-budget Hollywood release. Set in a near-future Japan, an authoritarian leader banishes all...

The Shape of Water a Beautifully Executed Film

“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...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

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...

Minute Film Festival: Sixty-Second Creative Endeavors

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter October 28, 2017

What can you do with a minute? This was the challenge posed to students taking part in the Minute Film Festival in Kimball Theater on Friday, Oct. 27. The festival, put on by the Fine Arts House, premiered 36...

Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer September 2, 2017

Coming out of internship season, the Wire sat down with three students who participated in internships that involved film this past summer. Allison Hall, a junior film and media studies major, interned...

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...

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

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 9, 2017

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...

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...

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

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 3, 2016

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...

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Recapping the Summer Movie Season

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 8, 2016

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...

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

Allison Hall, Staff Writer April 14, 2016
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.
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