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A cinematic renaissance

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

Cinema is dying. It’s been a prevalent topic for both the film community and audiences for years, and it’s a claim that one could very easily be swayed into believing. The “evidence” of contemporary...

Comic-al Funny Pages on screen

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 13, 2022

Coming-of-age films have been all the rage this past decade, but rarely do they expand the genre and give it a brand new breath of life. Funny Pages, written, directed, and edited by Owen Kline, is a new...

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Alumni release second feature film, “Bigfoot Famous”

Betsy Jarosick, Staff Writer
January 7, 2022

For Peter Vass and Sam Milman of South’s classes of 2005 and 2006 (respectively), a career in film started with making parodies of Backstreet Boys music videos, the Chicago Bulls, and former South teacher...

Sandworms, spaceships, and Spice

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
November 12, 2021

“The desert takes the weak.” This line spoken by the main antagonist of Dune resonates it’s dark truth throughout the film and immerses the audience into a world of fantastical environments and thrilling...

Awe-inspiring CGI unfolds legendary cinematic fight

Jack Rogula, staff writer
April 23, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong, the newest entry in Warner Bros’ MonsterVerse, pits the two mightiest Titans in the franchise against each other. The sequel to 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as well as...

Stereotypical portrayals of people of color in media call for change

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
March 19, 2021

My sophomore year in Latin American History class, I was working on our warm-up. The question posed to me was: “What do you notice about Latinx/Hispanic portrayal in the media?” As a Mexican American,...


Us shines with advanced cinematography and intense plot

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
April 22, 2019

Jordan Peele’s Us follows a mother Adelaide, played by Lupita Nyong’o, as she spends time at her childhood beach house with her family, all the while reliving a childhood trauma— an encounter with...

BlacKkKlansman  addresses social issues through historical lens

BlacKkKlansman addresses social issues through historical lens

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
September 28, 2018

Never before have I experienced such an overwhelmingly suffocating silence the likes of which followed Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. The harsh truths revealed in this earth-shattering film left the theater...

AVENGERS IN ACTION:   Preparing for battle, the Avengers and their companions pose for the promotional cover of Marvel’s Avenger’s: Infinity War. Released on April 27, 2018, Infinity War is the third Avengers film in the series and generated $1.607 billion in box office sales.

Marvel’s Infinity War lives up to hype

Henry Schleizer, co-opinions editor
May 25, 2018

“What Just happened? That did not happen! They can’t do that!” If you are a die-hard Marvel fan like me, I’m sure your reaction was similar to what mine was. After walking out of the theater after...

Call Me By Your Name allows for self-reflection, acceptance of vulnerability

Call Me By Your Name allows for self-reflection, acceptance of vulnerability

Ava Mazzei, asst. a&e editor
February 28, 2018

I’ve seen the movie twice. I’ve read the book. To say that the film Call Me By Your Name is good would be quite the understatement. In fact, naming this film as any one thing is difficult for me. There...

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The Greatest Showman exceeds expectations, showcases impressive soundtrack

Henry Schleizer, asst. sports editor
February 9, 2018

I didn’t even want to see The Greatest Showman. I thought the trailer looked cheesy, the story looked uninteresting and Hugh Jackman was making a big career mistake taking on the role of P.T. Barnum....

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