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“You are an American Prometheus, a man who gave them the power to destroy themselves, Neils Bohr said to Oppenheimer. And they’ll respect that. And your work really begins.

Oppenheimer Confronts the Consequences of His Own Creation

Shreya Chellu, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2023

In December of 1938, Germany stunned the global scientific community with the discovery of nuclear fission. Almost a year later, World War II began.  Fearing the threat of a bomb in Nazi hands, sitting...

A major theme in Wakanda Forever is womens empowerment.  The vast majority of the cast is female. From Okoye, general of the Dora Milaje, to Queen Ramonda, and even Riri Williams, the captured scientist, every female lead in the movie exhibits courage and a strong spirit.

Marvel’s ‘Wakanda Forever’ Honors the Legacy of Chadwick Boseman

Anah Khan, Features Editor November 30, 2022

In the shadow of the death of the incredible actor Chadwick Boseman in Aug. 2020, Marvel Studios released its new sequel, Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, on Nov. 11. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Wakanda...

Guru is a fictional character whose story seems to closely parallel the real life story of the late Indian millionaire Dhirubhai Ambani.

Watch Guru for the Story and Acting, Not for the Song and Dance

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Guru is a 2007 hit Bollywood drama that follows the story of Gurukant Desai and his journey from rags to riches and eventually to corruption.  Guru is a fictional character whose story seems to closely...

3 Idiots an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

“3 Idiots” an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Today, I will be reviewing 3 Idiots, a comic drama that follows two friends as they chase their arrogant but talented college roommate and recall their days together while learning more about his mysterious...

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...

The musical Cats in Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, 8 December 2007.

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...

The official movie poster for Marriage Story, which came to Netflix US on Dec. 6.

“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 film is centered around Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a mentally disturbed rent-a-clown.

‘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...

Image source: Marvel.com

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...

Ben Afflecks performance as Batman / Bruce Wayne is one of the flims strengths. Image source: dccomics.com

‘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...

Image source: CBS Films

“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."
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