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By centering on an Asian hero, Shang-Chi offers an antidote to a history of prejudiced portrayals in which Asians were often used as the punchline.

Marvel Centers Asian-American Action Hero in ‘Shang-Chi’

Elijah Kriwinsky October 19, 2021

Shang-Chi, the character on which Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is based, has a troubled history.  Shang Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin...

Together, Tutar and Borat traverse a Trump-happy American landscape, all while negotiating a relatively sophisticated drama of familial love, responsibility and gender roles.

Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious...

In 1917, Two Lance Corporals, William Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), must journey across the European countryside to deliver an urgent message by morning.

1917 Immerses Audience in Brutal Trench Warfare

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2020

Most war movies are set in Vietnam, WWII, or the contemporary Middle East. WWI is often ignored.  It’s not that it wasn’t an interesting time, as it certainly was. It was the first industrialized...

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...

One mesmerising scene is the one in which  Elsa tames  the water spirit, which is in the form of a horse that appears while she swims through the Dark Sea.

Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

With its rich plot, memorable characters, beautiful visuals and passionate music, Frozen II follows in the footsteps  of the original, which defined the childhood of our generation. Frozen II accompanies...

The movie centers around characters Columbus, Tallahassee and Wichita, as they look for Wichita’s sister, Little Rock.

Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer November 9, 2019

Apart from its somewhat predictable plot, Zombieland: Double Tap is an entertaining and humorous movie with an intriguing cast of characters. The first Zombieland movie was released back in 2009 and...

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Mortal Engines is Flawed, But Fun to Watch

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer January 8, 2019

As I was first going into the movie theater to watch Mortal Engines, I didn’t have high expectations. I knew the studio lost an estimated $100 million. I also knew from internet comments that the...

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Spotlights Queen’s Rise and Mercury’s Personal Struggles

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer November 13, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody tells the amazing story of Freddie Mercury and Queen in their rise to becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. The movie’s extensive use of the band's hits never felt...

What To Watch On Netflix This Spooky Season

What To Watch On Netflix This Spooky Season

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

As the chilly weather draws us inside and fall sports come to a close, it's a good time for candy and some scary Netflix binging. Movies The Shining (R)- It’s an all-time classic film with the memorable...

The plot of Infinity War is truly unique. Since there are so many characters, the film cannot follow a traditional three-act structure. Image source: http://marvel.com/avengers

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Presents Talented Ensemble Cast

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer June 2, 2018

Marvel movies are a staple of movie fun. These films aren’t made by visionaries, with stories defining the generation. Neither are these films pandering to the lowest common denominator, with bad jokes...

Jumanji may be a video game movie, but it flips the stereotype on its head. Image source: http://www.jumanjimovie.com/site/

‘Jumanji’ Flips the Script

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

What do you think when you hear the words “Video Game Movie”? You probably think “Bad,” and you wouldn’t be wrong, in most cases. The majority of movies based on video games are of low quality. This...

The lessons from the original trilogy were nothing new. It presented a black and white moral universe where good beats evil and heart beats tech. What was important was that these themes were executed well. 
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Star Wars Sells Out, Becomes Stale

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

'It would be idiotic to write a review of this film, because chances are you’ve already seen it. That sums up the power and influence of the Star Wars franchise. It’s the kind of thing people often...

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