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‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ reminds GoT fans why they love watching

‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ reminds GoT fans why they love watching

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2019

This week, “Game of Thrones” reminded fans exactly what made it one of the most successful shows in the world by taking characters they’ve spent a decade with and throwing them all under one roof—and the results were heartwarming, weighted and hilarious. After last week’s table-setting episode,...

What’s fresh on HBO

What’s fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 22, 2019

Crazy Rich Asians Based on the novel of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” became the first modern box-office success featuring an entirely aAsian cast as it smashed stereotypes and long-held assumptions in Hollywood about what can and will make money. The film works expertly well on two level...

Original, inventive & in theaters now

Original, inventive & in theaters now

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

"Her Smell" Alex Ross Perry is by far one of the best names in the American independent film scene. His career has scored in smaller markets with wonderful low-key works like “Listen Up Philip” and “Queen of Earth.” His success there has lead to notable work writing the screenplay for “C...

The elusive path for arthouse film survival

The elusive path for arthouse film survival

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Over 100,000 film fans across the world signed an online Change.org petition last November to save FilmStruck. The Turner Classic Movies streaming service, which housed a library of over 1,000 classic, arthouse and international films, was discontinued by AT&T after the corporation’s acquisitio...

As ‘Veep’ enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

As ‘Veep’ enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

For the past three decades, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been on television nearly every season. As such, Louis-Dreyfus has secured over 300 episodes of comedy under her belt that delivered her seven Emmys for acting and five Screen Actors Guild awards for her singular work, let alone a slew of other awar...

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

Our Planet (Netflix) In the introduction to the first episode of this new Netflix series “Our Planet,” the mission is clearly stated. David Attenborough narrates that the show will “celebrate the natural wonders that remain and reveal what we must preserve to ensure people and nature thrive.”...

‘High Life:’ a touching and terrifying trip to space

‘High Life:’ a touching and terrifying trip to space

Michael Brezinski, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Space has and always will be an enthralling setting to explore on film. Whether it be the grand operatic fantasies like the “Star Wars” and “Alien” franchises, of the more avant-garde fantastical artistic expressions like “2001: A Space Odyssey”  or “Interstellar,” it always proves to be a d...

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

April 12, 2019

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an...

The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

Michael Brezinski, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Harmony Korine has made a career for himself out of being America’s resident cinematic rule-breaker. Ever since his wildly controversial feature film screenwriting debut “Kids” rocked the way modern youth had been portrayed on screen in the U.S., Korine has gone for the kill in making a brand for h...

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come April 14. That is when the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO. ...

What’s Fresh on Hulu

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2019

Shrill “Saturday Night Live” staple Aidy Bryant takes the lead for the first time in this Hulu Original series which follows the life of a full-figured young woman who is unhappy with multiple facets of her life and looking for a change with everything but her body. After attending a “Fat Girl Pool P...

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019

Certifiably insane dancers, deadly snowstorms, LSD-spiked sangria…no, I’m not describing the contents of a paranoiac nightmare, but rather, Argentine-French director Gaspar Noé’s newest horror flick, “Climax.” Noé has never shied from absolutely shattering audiences’ moral parameters (...

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