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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...

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

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 17, 2016

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...

“Hell or High Water” delivers gripping drama, action

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 15, 2016

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...

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst March 10, 2016
Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

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.
Local High Schools Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Local High School’s Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor December 10, 2015

Amid the shuffle of finals stress, it’s easy to forget what’s going on outside of the bubble. Just a few blocks away from campus, however, is Lincoln High School, an alternative high school that specializes...

Movie Review: ‘Sicario’ an unusual, haunting success

November 5, 2015

“Nothing will make sense to your American ears, and you will doubt everything that we do, but in the end you will understand,” says Alejandro Gillik (Benicio del Toro) to Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) at...

Rape Culture in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’

Emma Cooper October 7, 2015
In the movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl', both the content and the depiction romanticize and beautify what is essentially an endorsement of the behavior of chauvinistic kings.

Laura Marling’s Short Movie spellbinding masterpiece

Emma Dahl April 9, 2015

Right off the bat, I'm going to say that I can only hope that I'll do Laura Marling's new album Short Movie justice in this review. I'll let you know right away that Short Movie is an incredible album....

‘Dear White People’ examines the life experiences of black students

James Kennedy February 12, 2015

"Dear White People," an award-winning entry at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at Whitman as part of the Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19. The showing is open to all Whitman...

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