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Coming-of-age film ‘Blinded by the Light’ will bring audiences together

Coming-of-age film ‘Blinded by the Light’ will bring audiences together

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

Art is the most universal thing across all cultures and continents. It does not matter who you are or what you do; you have most definitely had at least one song that has moved you to tears or made you rethink aspects of your life. You may have even had a film that simply made you feel completely seen a...

The real independence in independent filmmaking

The real independence in independent filmmaking

Keira Wingate, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

August 12, 2019

Everyone’s heard of independent filmmakers. They go on to make amazing movies that shine during award season, such as “Lady Bird,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Call Me by Your Name.” These are all independent – or “indie” – films that have shined over the past couple of years. But what ...

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ explores struggles of being part of the entertainment industry

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ explores struggles of being part of the entertainment industry

John Cotter, Staff Writer

July 26, 2019

Quentin Tarantino has become a name associated with cartoonish violence as much as with critically acclaimed cinematic stories, whose characters feel so real, it seems like you could see one walking down the street. The director’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” affixes itself to the latter, m...

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

I think I was about 5 years old when I got my first Spider-Man action figure. Being far too young to watch the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films, I made my own Spidey adventures in my head. Spiraling adventures that weren’t limited by CGI or budgets, but ones that reflected my life, what I would envision ...

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

Of all the films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, none have left quite an impact on me like Joe Talbot’s irresistibly powerful and stylish debut feature “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” After premiering at Sundance, the film went on to score two major wins for Directing Aw...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

"Always Be My Maybe" Netflix has made a bit of name for themselves in the romantic comedy department. Mega hits like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “When We First Met” and “Set it Up” put the streaming service firmly on the map for releasing light, fluffy and endlessly re-watc...

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

June 3, 2019

“Deadwood” creator/writer David Milch’s abrasive yet finely-wrought HBO Western series set in late-1800s South Dakota, is back. The show was nominated for 28 Emmys and won eight over the course of its roughly two-and-a-half years on air. Now, over a decade later, fans of the show have the proper...

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

The series finale of a TV show has typically been viewed as the conclusion of a show that fans have watched since its inception, with a proper send-off of its characters. Shows like the recently finished “Game of Thrones,” amongst others, have transformed many series finales into sources of cynicism...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019

"It's Bruno!" This offbeat New York City-set comedy starts off telling the audience that this “is a comedy about a man and his dog.” And while that’s technically true, “It’s Bruno!” is so much more than that. It follows Malcolm, an overinvolved dog owner, as he attempts to ensure that t...

Despite some amusing humor, cynicism, ‘Catch-22’ never rises to ‘must-see’ TV

Despite some amusing humor, cynicism, ‘Catch-22’ never rises to ‘must-see’ TV

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

May 28, 2019

It’s a scene late in episode two of Hulu’s “Catch-22” miniseries, based on the classic 1961 novel by Joseph Heller. Air Force Sergeant John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) walks along the sunburnt tarmac on the Italian island of Pianosa, arguing with the skinny, rulebound Clevinger (Pico Alexander)....

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture has allowed fans unprecedented opportunities to discuss and criticize their favorite content, using...

Mental health on the silver screen

Mental health on the silver screen

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

From the exaggerated insanity of figures like Jack Torrance in “The Shining,” to the consuming narcissism of Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver,” the entertainment and media industries have had massive stakes in contributing to the stigma of mental illness in society through their misrepresentatio...

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