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‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

Holyn Thigpen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The summer box office season often seems to entail finding something that’ll distract me from the wet blanket of humidity outside and kill a couple hours that I’d otherwise spend napping on my back porch. “Ready or Not,” a thriller-comedy that hit theaters late last month, more than delivere...

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

What would you do if half of your life was spent fighting a conviction for a crime you were innocent of? What would keep you fighting for justice?  These are the questions “Brian Banks” asks while delving deep into the pit of many falsely accused and convicted black men who have spent half an...

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“We’ve been expecting you,” reads the tagline of director Michael Engler’s film adaptation of “Downton Abbey.” A perfect tagline for a world that has seemingly frozen in time waiting for its audience to return. Engler doesn’t miss a beat in continuing where creator Julian Fellowes’ l...

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...

‘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...

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ takes noir to new heights

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ takes noir to new heights

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan exploded onto the international film scene in 2015 with his soulful and poetic debut feature “Kaili Blues.” The film made waves with its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won Best First Feature, and Gan went on to win the spe...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019

"Someone Great"   Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow star in this modern romantic comedy that follows a group of friends as they deal with major life changes and officially enter adulthood. Rodriguez carries the film as Jenny, a music journalist who is simultaneously celebrating a...

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...

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