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“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...

“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...

“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 ...

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

Illustration by Claire Revere

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

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

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...

“Batman v Superman” is a Super-Clunker

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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

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

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

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

Holiday Movie Catchup: A Look at this Winter’s Best

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer

January 28, 2016

With most of 2015's holiday releases wrapping up their box office runs, it's time to look back at three of the better films to grace theaters this past Christmas.

Movie Review: “Beasts of No Nation” features remarkable acting, bleak premise

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

The first direct-to-Netflix film is a chilling, powerful affair, with some of the best novice acting put on screen.

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