The Observer

“Love, Simon” is a universal love story

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter April 6, 2018

LGBT movies are always connected with either emotional love and death, rationality with seriousness or intense pride. From “Brokeback Mountain” to “Moonlight,” LGBT films have been permeated with...

Despite doubts, Steven Speilberg's

“Ready Player One” will win you over

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter March 30, 2018

Many people said "Ready Player One" was unfilmable due to the multitude of references it makes to copyrighted material. However, in spite of this massive hurdle, an adaptation only truly needed the careful...

Odyssey through the eyes of a child

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter February 3, 2017

Director Barry Jenkins has been making a great deal of waves with his sophomore effort, “Moonlight,” a journey through the eyes of one person as life takes a hold on him and molds him in ways he never...

Shyamalan’s filmmaking and McVoy’s acting shine in “Split”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter January 27, 2017

Back in late 2015, divisive director M. Night Shyamalan made a return to quality filmmaking with his found footage horror thriller “The Visit,” which was considered simpler than his earlier thriller...

“La La Land” proves its merit

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter January 20, 2017

In 2014, 29-year old filmmaker Damien Chazelle, having done just one independent film, “Guy and Madeleine on a Park Bench,” broke onto the scene with a masterful sophomore effort in the form of jazz...

Powerhouse performances build “Fences”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter January 20, 2017

Deep into Oscar season, yet another film has emerged firing on all cylinders. This film, “Fences,” based on the celebrated play of the same name by renowned playwright August Wilson, showcases variety...

Disney’s entry into a new world

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter December 9, 2016

The Walt Disney Co. train has not let up at all this year, and the only thing that will be surprising is if it stops anytime soon—which it won’t. In this year alone, Disney has released two major Marvel...

Narcissism and angst reign in “Edge of Seventeen”

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter December 2, 2016

I am not a big fan of teenage dramedies, so I must assume my desire to see this movie was based on my interest in the actors. Hailee Steinfeld was introduced in 2010 with her brilliant performance in “True...

“Inferno” a complete flop

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter November 4, 2016

When I heard the news that “Inferno,” the book by Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code” series, was being turned into a movie, I was confused as to why it was being made. The last movie in the...

Yoga Hosers Review

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter October 28, 2016

Back in 2014, renowned independent film director Kevin Smith (who directed “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy”), released the first in his “True North” trilogy, a comedic horror film known as “Tusk”....

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