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My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor December 9, 2020

Christmas is my favorite time of year. There are so many things I love about the season: the Christmas lights people put up on their houses, Christmas trees glittering in windows, random people saying...

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I Think I Kind of Like ‘Cats’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large April 5, 2020

“For he will do as he do do And there's no doing anything abou-a-wow-t it.”                                                      -“The Rum Tum Tugger”, Cats Forgive...

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“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief December 29, 2019

In mid-December, after a two-month hiatus from Netflix, I finally caved in and sat down to watch the first thing the web site’s algorithm fed me: Noah Baumbach’s latest production, Marriage Story. Completely...

‘The Joker’ Transforms Cartoon Villain into Complex Character Study

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor November 1, 2019

Most superhero movies are pretty clear cut. There’s a hero with an iron will to protect people, and a cunning villain who sees the conflict like a four-dimensional chess game.  These external conflicts...

The long-awaited Avengers: Endgame does not disappoint devout Marvel fans.

Endgame Wraps-Up Avengers Saga

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor May 9, 2019

*WARNING* Spoilers Ahead The highly-anticipated conclusion to the Avengers saga has finally arrived with Avengers Endgame, and it does not disappoint. As usual, the acting was phenomenal. The special...

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Impressive Special Effects, Intertwining Plot Strands in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

James Flowers, Staff Writer May 22, 2017

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, was released on May 5th. The movie was an immediate success, and since its release...

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‘Batman v. Superman’ Falls Flat of Expectations

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor April 10, 2016

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a visually stunning, ambitious film that does some things right, but, for the most part, crumbles under the weight of its own grandeur. Its plot is confusing and...

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“The DUFF”: Slightly More Realistic Than Your Average Teen Drama

Naomi Grant, Arts & Life Editor February 23, 2015
"Because this book was written by a high school student, the characters speak and act like real high school students rather than sheltered characters on made-for-TV Disney movies."

“12 Years a Slave” Portrays the True Horror of Plantation Life

Alexander Robinson, Staff Writer December 9, 2013

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (adapted from the autobiography of the film’s protagonist)  is a brutal, unrelenting view into slavery. It’s not a film for the fair-hearted, and at times it becomes...

“Gravity”‘s Mystery and Precision is Out of This World

Alexander Robinson, Staff Writer October 28, 2013

Alfonso Cuaron’s "Gravity" is a superb film combining a well-written story with great acting, sound design and cinematography. The film stars Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone) and George Clooney (Matt Kowalski):...

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