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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...

Media isn’t everything

Maya Scahill, asst. a&e editor
February 17, 2023

Starting from a young age, many are exposed to the idea of perfect relationships, especially from movies like High School Musical to classics like 10 Things I Hate About You and Clueless. When I got to...

Prequels, sequels, adaptations, oh my!

Riley Shankman, asst. opinions editor
September 30, 2022

I’ve always loved watching movie trailers that played before a movie began. I never cared how long they lasted or how they confused my young brain; the trailers astonished me, blowing me away with the...

Turning Red brings pandamonium

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
April 22, 2022

For the past decade, the genre of coming-of-age films has been in high demand. Disney Pixar contributes to this trend with the new animated film Turning Red, directed by Domee Shi, the first woman to ever...

Munich: The Edge of War combines intense emotional conflict, suspenseful espionage to illustrate chaotic beginnings of WWII

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
February 11, 2022

Sandbags and barbed wire line the streets where market booths once stood. Barrage balloons fly high above gothic cathedrals and ministry buildings. Gas masks are carried in the pockets of every man, woman,...

Will Smith aces with biopic King Richard

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
December 17, 2021

Half biopic and half sports drama, the fascinating true story of Serena and Venus Williams’ incredible tennis careers is masterfully brought to the silver screen by director Reinaldo Green. The film...

illustration by Hyun Park

Big screen versus home screen

Clare Lanscioni, food columnist
December 17, 2021

Although an option long before the pandemic, streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu dominated movie theaters, which closed across the country. This rapid and colossal shift has seemingly...

Soul inspires audience with heartfelt message

Jack Rogula , staff writer
February 12, 2021

Soul, Disney Pixar’s newest animated film directed by Pete Docter and released on Dec. 25, 2020 onto The Walt Disney Company’s official streaming service, Disney+, echoes the success and themes of...

Oracle After Hours: Five must see movies during winter break

Oracle After Hours: Five must see movies during winter break

Rachel Koopersmith, columnist
December 17, 2020

I love watching movies. Nothing melts away the stress of school, makes you forget that argument with your parents or is a better way to procrastinate than getting lost in a movie.  Throughout quarantine,...

The Devil All The Time: a masterful blend of storytelling, suspense and violence

Jack Rogula, staff writer
October 2, 2020

Antonio Campos’s new film, The Devil All The Time, one of the most suspenseful psychological horror films of 2020, is another great edition to Netflix’s vast library of movies. Adapting Dale Pollock’s...

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Aquaman keeps DC Films afloat

Caylie Jeruchimowitz, asst. opinions editor
February 8, 2019

From Man of Steel to Batman v Superman to Justice League, DC films often fall flat in terms of plot and characterization. That’s why when Aquaman splashed into the mix, I wasn’t sure what to expect....

MAGNETIC   MERCURY:  Thrusting his hand in front of him, lead singer of the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, draws the crowd into the show. The movie Bohemian Rhapsody focuses on the lives and the loves of the members of Queen. Source: The Independent

Bohemian Rhapsody captures the hearts of music lovers

Karina Benson, co-A&E editor
December 13, 2018

I am a lover of old music. Whether I am studying in the library to the tune of the Beatles or dancing around my kitchen to Dire Straits, the majority of my Spotify playlists are no current-day music. The...

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