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Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math written exams looming, the movie industry better offer some high-octane escapisms to keep me fr...

Summer Movie Preview

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

May 2, 2013

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and filled with huge explosions and a few laughs. Here's a brief list of the movies that have caught my eye to ...

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher

September 27, 2012

Although sticking with three-dimensional viewing again this week, I decided to shake up the movie genres and traded last week's bubbles of "Finding Nemo" joyfully popping off the screen for the major blood and guts splattering on at least the first three rows of the theater watching "Dredd." "Dredd" was almost 100 minutes of blood, viole...

‘Margin Call’ depicts inhumanity of capitalism

‘Margin Call’ depicts inhumanity of capitalism

Nathan Fisher

November 3, 2011

Life is full of decisions and consequences. The movie "Margin Call" takes a fascinating look into the decision-making process of a Wall Street investment firm during a harrowing 24-hour period just before the 2008 economic meltdown. Tough choices need to be made on what to do to keep making money a...

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