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Peter Hedges creates poignant family portrait in ‘Ben is Back’

Peter Hedges creates poignant family portrait in ‘Ben is Back’

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As most everyone knows now, the opioid epidemic is one of the most catastrophic hot button topics in our world today. It has quickly and vastly spread throughout many different facets of society but most urgently, it has ripped its way into the fabric of youth culture and has tragically claimed the ...

‘Widows’ is thrilling female-led heist

‘Widows’ is thrilling female-led heist

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Uncategorized

Heist films are one of my absolute favorite genres in all of cinema. There is a unique thrill to the experience of watching a group of people get pushed to the edge. To a point of desperation so deep that they resort to planning out and executing a majorly complicated crime. It is a genre th...

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Michael Edicola, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Before I began writing this piece I talked to my mother about Studio Ghibli and the movies they make. I asked her if she remembered films like “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” to which she responded very positively saying “It’s not normally my kind of movie, but I love ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service.’...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: A film for fans

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: A film for fans

Jacqueline Brennan, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

I would like the record to show that I went into “Bohemian Rhapsody” with high expectations and lots of excitement, and I did not leave disappointed. I let the craze of the film’s release muster over the weekend before seeing it Monday evening. I was not surprised to see every seat in the theate...

What’s Fresh for Veterans Day

What’s Fresh for Veterans Day

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Resurface (Netflix) This award-winning documentary short follows a group of veterans that find solace and rehabilitation in the sport of surfing. Though only about half an hour in length, “Resurface” is a poignant and honest look at the obstacles, both mental and physical that plague many of Ame...

To ride on the witch’s broomstick

To ride on the witch’s broomstick

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Bad witches, akin to the Wicked Witch of the West and the Sanderson Sisters, presented a real threat my adolescent years. Was the vile, green woman going to come down upon my house and threaten my life over an ugly pair of shoes, or was I going to be forced to play friendly with those three godless and c...

An enjoyable, if forgettable, tale of war

An enjoyable, if forgettable, tale of war

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

  “Overlord” is a new action/horror film directed by Julius Avery, who is probably more known for his upcoming “Flash Gordon” film than anything he’s released so far. While the content of the two films is likely to be quite different, “Overlord” left me feeling encouraged as to the pot...

The lasting legacy of ‘Hocus Pocus’

The lasting legacy of ‘Hocus Pocus’

Jacqueline Brennan, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Three hundred twenty five years ago the Sanderson sisters first bewitched people, stealing the lives of children to give them eternal life. On Oct. 31, 1993, the witches returned from the grave after a virgin lit the black flame candle, a curse Winifred Sanderson cast before she and her sisters were...

What’s Fresh in Late-Night

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Busy Tonight In a cozy California-style set, actress Busy Philipps takes on an entirely new role as host of her own show on E!, “Busy Tonight.” Philipps attempts to stand apart from her fellow late-night hosts by straying away from topical discussions and instead creating relaxed and infor...

‘The Front Runner’ Director Jason Reitman on true story’s relevance

‘The Front Runner’ Director Jason Reitman on true story’s relevance

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Gary Hart was destined to be President. His campaign for the Oval Office in 1988 was hot with a solid double-digit lead over the Democratic field. He was well-liked, focused, charismatic, an all-American family man, and a visionary. He just had one major issue that lead to his downfall: he was a bit...

McCarthy shines in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

McCarthy shines in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“I don’t think I’d find myself very interesting” is how Leonore Carol “Lee” Israel responds when a date of hers asks why she doesn’t write about herself. This exchange is wholeheartedly honest but rings tongue-in-cheek given that it is from a scene in a film based off Israel’s popular an...

‘Hunter Killer’ kills nothing but time

‘Hunter Killer’ kills nothing but time

Michael Edicola, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

I want it on the record that I didn’t go into “Hunter Killer” ready to bash it, but I was really left with little choice. I was lucky enough to see an early screening of the film at the lovely AMC River East surrounded by fine folks excited to see the latest Gerard Butler action flick. When I s...

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