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REVIEW: ‘The Circle’ serves as Netflix’s new social experiment

REVIEW: ‘The Circle’ serves as Netflix’s new social experiment

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

As the new year rolls in, Netflix premieres several different shows and documentaries, including a new reality tv show competition. “The Circle” serves as a mix between “Big Brother” and “Catfish” and gives a unique twist to the reality TV competition genre. Because of this, it can be ...

The end? Nostalgia in the world of entertainment

The end? Nostalgia in the world of entertainment

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

“This will be the final word in the story of Skywalker,” growls Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine in last month’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Watching this movie was a strange experience, I was on the edge of my seat for most of the time, but this line immediately pulled me out of it...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch and Keira Wingate

January 12, 2020

You, Season 2 Everyone’s favorite creep has returned to his old ways in “You” season two, this time in Los Angeles.  Joe, now Will, is on the run after the events in Season One’s finale. He quickly finds a job and almost immediately finds a new object of his obsession — Love Quinn — but this time he’s...

REVIEW: Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ a modern, timeless adaptation of classic

REVIEW: Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ a modern, timeless adaptation of classic

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

Since it was published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel “Little Women” has received a new adaptation 14 times. The book has been rewritten for the big screen, the small screen and the stage, but the world simply will just not quit talking about the March sisters. With a star-studded ...

The 90s are back with ‘John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch’

The 90s are back with ‘John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch’

Sam Rahman, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

A Mr. Rogers-styled, sweater-clad John Mulaney and his hoard of elementary schoolers present a variety of skits, songs, and incredibly well-written banter delivered from the public garden of a set reminiscent of Sesame Street. Anyone who watched PBS growing up will find a flood of youthful nostalgia i...

REVIEW: ‘Cats’ a furry, frisky train wreck

REVIEW: ‘Cats’ a furry, frisky train wreck

John Cotter, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Last year’s movies were stockpiled with loads of CGI-infused blockbusters that sit on the broad shoulders for this year’s box-office success. But, very sneakily, in comes “Cats,” a film that has orchestrated a social media circus in which anyone and everyone is parading around the fever dream...

As awards shows reflect the industry, diversity is the future

As awards shows reflect the industry, diversity is the future

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

Putting energy into awards shows tends to be an exhausting activity. We somehow end up rooting for our favorite films like we do our sports teams. Although that could be because the award shows are a representation of the health of the film industry.  More and more, we are hoping for change in a...

10 best movies of 2019

10 best movies of 2019

Michael Brzezinski and Michael Edicola

January 12, 2020

Michael Brzezinski: 10) “Hustlers” (Dir. Lorene Scafaria) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46XaikZ0FSw What had all the potential in the world to be a disposable camp fest about strippers robbing wall street bigwigs thankfully turned out to be a pointed and touching look at economic desperati...

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

December 28, 2019

With 2020 comes the start of a new decade. But before the new year, it's time to look back at a few of the trends that defined the past 10 years.   Beauty Covering Climate Change Instagram Memes Movies Sports Women in Pop Music The White House...

End of the decade: best movies of the 2010s

End of the decade: best movies of the 2010s

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

December 28, 2019

"Knight of Cups" (dir. Terrence Malick) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2j1FHCjtM Malick’s first full foray into the digital age proved to be far and away his most complicated, challenging and divisive work to date. The tale of a struggling Hollywood screenwriter, played with masterful reserve by C...

‘Some Things Never Change’: Chicagoland native uses love of Disney films as ‘Frozen 2’ story artist

‘Some Things Never Change’: Chicagoland native uses love of Disney films as ‘Frozen 2’ story artist

John Cotter, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

We all had that one Disney VHS tape that was constantly being rewound. For some, this Disney charm can be incredibly moving — even life changing. Just ask Donna Lee, a story artist and Chicagoland native that worked on "Frozen 2."

‘Uncut Gems’ cements legacy of directors, actors

‘Uncut Gems’ cements legacy of directors, actors

John Cotter, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Giving us a character to root for in all of their just and honorable endeavors is an easy and often abundant scenario for most stories. But giving us a character with countless justifiable reasons for which to hate them — but simultaneously root for them — is a far different and continually difficult journey.

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