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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...

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

I think I was about 5 years old when I got my first Spider-Man action figure. Being far too young to watch the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films, I made my own Spidey adventures in my head. Spiraling adventures that weren’t limited by CGI or budgets, but ones that reflected my life, what I would envision ...

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

June 3, 2019

“Deadwood” creator/writer David Milch’s abrasive yet finely-wrought HBO Western series set in late-1800s South Dakota, is back. The show was nominated for 28 Emmys and won eight over the course of its roughly two-and-a-half years on air. Now, over a decade later, fans of the show have the proper...

John Wick: Chapter 3­—Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3­—Parabellum

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

There is a scene early on in “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” that acts as an anecdotal personification of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in a perfect way: Wick’s trusted criminal doctor patches him up, with the doctor insisting that Wick shoot him not only once, but twice, because no one believes ...

‘Booksmart’: a teen comedy that breaks from tradition

‘Booksmart’: a teen comedy that breaks from tradition

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

With summer movie season kicking into full gear with the likes of the Avengers, Godzilla, John Wick, Pikachu and Elton John, it becomes frighteningly simple to overlook the smaller, more personal films that audiences can be graced with at the theater. Films that bring the scale down to a human level an...

‘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...

A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019

The few months following your high school graduation before whatever your next step is a unique time period in that drastic change is imminent and the future remains uncertain while you’re also enjoying the last bit of unbridled freedom before adulthood. “The Last Summer,” a Chicago-set coming-of-age...

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

When I first came across an image of O’Shea Jackson Jr. on the big screen in the box-office smash “Straight Outta’ Compton,” I couldn’t help but be reminded of evident comparisons to his father, the legendary Ice Cube. But this 28-year-old is so much more than just a shadow of his father’...

‘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...

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