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Moonlight recaptures Oscars

Rina Cakrani, Columnist March 9, 2017

Despite some confusion at the Oscars on the winner of the Best Picture, "Moonlight" won the category in addition to numerous other wins. However, the impact of "Moonlight’s" victory on Oscars night goes...

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...

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.

Academy Awards display Hollywood patriarchy

Hillary Smith February 26, 2015

When this year's Oscar nominations arrived, I –– like many others –– was disgusted by the complete shut-out of actors of color and female writers and directors. Excluding the designated female...

Homogeneity Plagues Oscars

Zan McPherson February 26, 2015

"Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest –– sorry, brightest," jokes host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening line of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Harris, a comedian who tends to skirt dangerously...

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Nathan Fisher February 27, 2014

Move aside "Downton Abbey" and "Good Wife," because the Oscars are on Sunday, March 2. That's right, the golden phallus, the Academy Award of Merit, dubbed the Oscars, will be awarded to the top dogs...

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