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Georgina Campbell and Georgina Campbell star in Zach Creggers latest release Barbarians.

“Barbarian”: Horror’s new terrifying success

Claire Tweedie, SGA Beat Writer September 18, 2022

This year’s horror line-up may have a new first place after “Barbarian.” The film left viewers screaming in terror, both from the actual movie monsters and the accurate caricatures that made even...

Out of Power: “The Rings of Power” lacks the inspiration of the original trilogy

Out of Power: “The Rings of Power” lacks the inspiration of the original trilogy

Ethan Matteus, Contributing Writer September 18, 2022

Perhaps no intellectual property is more prized than “The Lord of the Rings.” Similar to a huge serpent, the trilogy has coiled around almost all of Western culture and rearranged many of the classic...

Matthew Macfadyen poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Succession at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Succession, HBO big winners at 74th Emmys

Jacob Costello, Chief Film and TV Critic September 13, 2022

After a more restrictive award show last year, the Emmy Awards returned to its pre-pandemic method Monday night. The 74th Emmys were a return to form, with light ribbing of celebrities, deserved awards,...

Amber Midthunder in Prey (2022).

Power to the Prequels: Prey proves successful in the face of predecessor

Ethan Mattheus, Contributing Writer September 11, 2022

For many people mediocrity has become the lingua franca of the “Predator” franchise. Although the 1987 version is widely regarded as a high water mark for the corporately produced, the successive string...

“Better Call Saul” sticks the landing

“Better Call Saul” sticks the landing

Jacob Costello, Chief Film and TV Critic September 11, 2022

If someone had told me that the sleazy lawyer from “Breaking Bad” would become one of my favorite protagonists in TV history, I would not have believed you. However, in “Better Call Saul,” Bob...

House of the Dragon offers a glimmer of hope in the wake of Game of Thrones, infamous series finale

House of the Dragon offers a glimmer of hope in the wake of “Game of Thrones,” infamous series finale

Lilly Keller, Arts and Life Editor August 27, 2022

I would be lying if I said I didn't hold my breath when tuning into the pilot episode of "House of Dragons," HBO's largest premier to date.  In the three years since "Game of Thrones’" lackluster...

Nope: Peele hits directorial stride with third picture

“Nope”: Peele hits directorial stride with third picture

Jacob Costello, Chief Film and TV Critic August 17, 2022

Jordan Peele returns to the director’s chair with “Nope,” a complex movie with a lot to like. The movie siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) grieve losing their father in...

Jurassic World Dominion: The sequel that should have remained extinct

Jurassic World Dominion: The sequel that should have remained extinct

Lilly Keller, Arts and Life Editor July 7, 2022

Sequel trilogies of popular movie franchises remain a gamble, especially when they attempt to continue and expand on characters and plotlines that have already spent their time in the spotlight. Unfortunately,...

Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Joseph Quinn, and Joe Keery in season 4 of Stranger Things.

“Stranger Things 4” Volume 2 Review: Depressing, daunting, delightfully dark

Claire Tweedie, Staff Writer July 5, 2022

Gone are the days of “Ghostbusters” costumes and silly mall montages, as the penultimate season of “Stranger Things” ended with startling gruesome deaths and arguably even more gruesome endings....

What I watched this year

What I watched this year

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer June 15, 2022

I watch a lot of movies. Even before I started writing reviews, I would watch multiple movies in a week. Whether I go to the theater, use a streaming service or pick a movie out of my Blu-ray collection,...

Max Mayfield, played by Sadie sink hovers above the ground during the Stranger Things season 4 which aired on May 27.

Stranger Things season 4 volume 1: plays the hits, introduces elements without a hitch

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Staff Writer June 5, 2022

Over the first three seasons, Stranger Things has become my adventurous little time capsule. It makes me wonder what it would be like to grow up in the 1980s when phones were just phones, before the internet...

“Top Gun: Maverick” is a Triumph

“Top Gun: Maverick” is a Triumph

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer June 5, 2022

This was a movie I wasn’t very excited for until I watched “Top Gun” for the first time a few days ago. I always knew the premise, I remember catching 45 minutes or so on cable when I had nothing...

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