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A beautiful and touching romance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Call Me By Your Name,” is a romantic drama from director Luca Guadagnino based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name. Talked about for months and praised for subtle and tender beauty, it is safe to surmise that the film is one of the finest films of the last year, and for many reasons. Set...

RuPaul returns for “All Stars” 3

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race has been breaking rules for nearly a decade and now it’s breaking its own. In the premiere of its third “All Stars” season, an iteration of the show in which past contestants return to compete for the crown, RuPaul announces the season’s first major twist: the arrival ...

“The Shape of Water” deserves its Oscar nominations

“The Shape of Water” deserves its Oscar nominations

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Jan. 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the Academy Awards, and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued its streak of success, walking away with 13 nominations in categories ranging from Best Picture to Sound Editing. The film itself sp...

The End of the F***ing World” is actually pretty good

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The End of the F***ing World” was definitely an interesting show to watch at the beginning of the year. With a stellar soundtrack, a dynamic plot and solid character development, the show turns a dark comedy into a fun and crazy adventure. The show censors its own title. Based on a 2013 comic...

“The Disaster Artist” will leave theaters soon, and it’s tearing me apart.

“The Disaster Artist” will leave theaters soon, and it’s tearing me apart.

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

As we enter this semester and the month of January comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to look back at a film that I never got to review because of finals last semester when it came out in early December: “The Disaster Artist.” This new Golden Globe winning comedy-drama is based off of th...

Netflix shines bright with new German original, “Dark”

Netflix shines bright with new German original, “Dark”

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In 2019, a boy goes missing in the usually calm town of Winden. The last time something like this happened was the disappearance of another child in 1986, when the town’s mysterious power plant was built. In such a small town, it seems like there is no way that these disappearances are unrelated. This...

“Big Mouth” tackles awkward topics

Madison Avolio, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Becoming an adult is not easy: Ask any person in their late teens and early twenties across the world. One of the worst aspects of the transition isn’t getting a job or paying bills; it’s much worse. This aspect of the transition begins to take hold even before high school—puberty. That is the...

“The Breadwinner” tugs at heartstrings and deserves to be seen

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

It’s a bittersweet moment when you walk out of a movie and think to yourself, “This is something magical, and it’s probably going to be overlooked.” This particular movie, packed with depth and talent, is the animated film “The Breadwinner,” directed by Nora Twomey. Released on Nov. 17,...

Funny but formulaic

Funny but formulaic

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) shows no end in sight, with various phases and feature films being planned for years to come. The franchises have begun to blend more and more with each passing year, especially with films such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”...

Pixar’s latest masterpiece set in Mexico

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

From its inception, Pixar Animation Studios has been met with increasing critical and commercial appreciation: from its acclaimed “Toy Story” franchise to “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Ratatouille.” It wasn’t until the “Cars” franchise that the studio met its first roadblock,...

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