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“The Shape of Water ” rebels against Oscars tradition

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in the Oscar nominated film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Sometimes, while diving through the sea of drawn-out dramas and complicated character studies that generally make up the Oscar nominations, you find a pearl that shines brighter than the rest.  Particularly for someone who is not a fan of those genres, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” ...

“Darkest Hour” showcases Oldman’s talent

Gary Oldman underwent a dramatic transformation to take on the role of Winston Churchill, often spending multiple hours getting makeup and prosthetics applied.  (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

“Darkest Hour” shares similarities with 2013 Best Picture nominee, “Lincoln;” in that it takes a well-known historical figure, in this case Winston Churchill, and gives a focused look at what the film sees as the most momentous few days of the figures life. In “Lincoln” it was Honest Abe’...

What’s FRESH on ABC

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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

The Good Doctor We live in a time where the concept of a medical-drama is by no means new. However, "The Good Doctor" stands apart from the bunch as the main protagonist, surgical resident Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) has both severe autism and savant syndrome, a condition that makes him highly intellige...

“The Chi” a love letter to the South Side

Alex Hibbert as Kevin and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

“The Chi” depicts life on the South Side of Chicago as a tragic event intertwines the lives of the main characters. The show airs on Showtime on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and follows an ensemble cast as they live every different lives that are connected in some way. In the premiere episode, nothing i...

Anderson delivers with “Phantom Thread”

Daniel Day-Lewis in

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ninth film, "Phantom Thread," once again pairs the director with acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis.  In what is slated to be Day-Lewis’s final film he portrays Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned couture dressmaker in 1950s London. With the help of his sister Cyril, portrayed by...

Netflix comedy puts dark twist on rom-com tropes

Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden in

Allie Odell, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

"End of the F***ing World" is a British dark-comedy television series based on the book "End of the Fucking World" by Charles S. Forsman. It originally aired in the United Kingdom in 2017 but recently aired internationally on Netflix this month. The plot follows two discontented teenagers, James (Alex L...

Liam Neeson proves age is just a number

Liam Neeson stars alongside Vera Farmiga in this action-packed mystery thriller set on a commuter train.  Photo courtesy of IMDB

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Liam Neeson continues his originally surprising, but now well-worn, run as an aging action star in "The Commuter."  Neeson takes the role of Michael MacCauley (who is but a modest 60 years of age, compared to Neeson’s age of 65), an insurance salesman who quit his job as a police officer 10 years a...

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 16, 2018

Crashing Luckily for on-campus students, an HBO Go subscription is included in the housing costs, which makes it so much easier to tune into one of the freshest comedies this year. "Crashing" is a semi-autobiographical look at series creator and star, Pete Holmes' character Pete, a sheltered man ...

“The Post” powerfully preaches the free press

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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 16, 2018

Everyone has heard the phrase “History repeats itself” and today, I tend to agree with that. We are currently in the midst of a battle between the government and the free press, an almost identical situation to the hard fought battle in 1971 between the country’s largest publications and the Nixon...

Recap: 75th Golden Globes

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018

The Golden Globes took place over the past weekend, and this year brought heavy competition and many memorable moments as Hollywood celebrated another year of great entertainment and incredible social movements that have changed the industry. Stars saluted women in film by wearing black and discussin...

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Matt Koske

November 13, 2017

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Miles Teller plays Adam Schumann in soldier’s homecoming drama

Directed by Jason Hall, “Thank You for Your Service” stars Miles Teller as Adam Schumann, a returning war veteran struggling to adapt to civilian life with PTSD.

Matt Koske

October 23, 2017

Following the adaption of Chris Kyle’s autobiography “American Sniper,” Jason Hall (“Paranoia”) makes his directorial debut with yet another adaption of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Finkel’s second non-fiction book, “Thank You for Your Service.” Read More »...

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