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MGM’s ‘Candyman’ will look at Cabrini-Green, then and now

MGM’s ‘Candyman’ will look at Cabrini-Green, then and now

Joe Roman, Jr., Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

We continue to live in a world where everything is being remade or, in some cases, “rebooted.” From video games to movies, there seems to be no stopping Hollywood from grinding out another remake no one wanted or saw coming. But that can’t be said about this project. Set to be released next June, MGM i...

James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ explores the nuance of the human psyche

Brad Pitt, who plays Roy McBride, leads the audience on a self-reflective journey.

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Films set in space lend the perfect backdrop to allow filmmakers to explore the deepest desires and most unkempt aspects of the human psyche. Kubrick did it. Speilberg did it. Cuaron did it. Nolan did it. Chazelle did it. And just earlier this year, Claire Denis scared the hell out of all of us when sh...

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...

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

Grace Le Domas (Samara Weaving)’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her new in-laws force her to take part in a sacred family tradition of hide and seek.

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...

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...

“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

Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in

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

Keanu Reeves as John Wick in

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

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Denver in

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...

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