Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Fresh: Something to chew on

‘Fresh:’ Something to chew on

Laynie Clark, Opinion Editor March 29, 2022

SPOILER-FREE  “But I just don’t eat animals.” The world of online dating is every woman’s worst nightmare — from the unsolicited pictures to the jaw-dropping messages, online dating is...

‘Normal People — a love letter to coming-of-age

‘Normal People’ — a love letter to coming-of-age

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

SPOILER-FREE  “Normal People” by Sally Rooney. You’ve heard of it, haven’t you?  Sally Rooney, Irish novelist extraordinaire, has taken the literary world by storm. Rooney’s novels have...

Film Review: The legacy of vengeance in The Batman

Film Review: The legacy of vengeance in ‘The Batman’

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator March 22, 2022

SPOILER-FREE “Fear is a tool, and when that signal hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning.” Within the franchise of multiple misfires that is the DC Extended Universe (DCEU),...

Review: ‘Summer of Soul’

Review: ‘Summer of Soul’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor February 15, 2022

The year is 1969. July 24, 1969, to be exact. Neil Armstrong has landed on the moon, the Manson family is soon to enact their bloody rampage and it is the summer of Woodstock. Though, on this day, a seminal...

On Kanopy: ‘Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore’

On Kanopy: ‘Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor February 8, 2022

A piece of filmmaking that nestles itself into the fabric of dreams, ritual and native perspectives, “Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore” invites the viewer –– with reverence and care...

On Kanopy: The presence of resilience in ‘Radio Kobanî’

On Kanopy: The presence of resilience in ‘Radio Kobanî’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor January 25, 2022

“Radio Kobanî” is a 2016 documentary by Kurdish-Dutch director Reber Dosky. Filmed over a three-year period, it follows a young journalist named Divalon who –– through her grassroots radio station...

Living as the observer in Mike Mills’ ‘C’mon C’mon’

Living as the observer in Mike Mills’ ‘C’mon C’mon’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor January 17, 2022

Sitting down at one of my favorite local theaters on a Friday night, I did not expect that I would utterly fall in love with the film I would be watching. In his latest film, “C’mon C’mon,” Mike...

Spider-Man: feels like home

Spider-Man: feels like home

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts & Life Editor December 21, 2021

Spoiler-free zone: Everything mentioned can be found in the official trailer.  Marvel Studios outdid themselves in their newest — and arguably most impressive — film, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”...

Taylor Swifts All Too Well: The Short Film

Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well: The Short Film’

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor November 16, 2021

On Nov. 12, Taylor Swift released the highly anticipated “All Too Well: The Short Film,” a stunning visual accompaniment to her highly anticipated re-release of “Red.”  “All Too Well,”...

On Kanopy: The misfit spontaneity of Sex and Broadcasting

On Kanopy: The misfit spontaneity of ‘Sex and Broadcasting’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor November 16, 2021

“Sex and Broadcasting” is a 2014 documentary that centers on the eccentric and interwoven, idiosyncratic family that is WFMU radio in East Orange, New Jersey — a station that embodies both the weird...

Diving into Dune : a review

Diving into ‘Dune’ : a review

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

A little over a week ago, Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune” was released both at the movies and on HBO Max. If you saw it in theaters, you might have been part...

Review: The whimsical absurdity of Lamb

Review: The whimsical absurdity of ‘Lamb’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor October 26, 2021

Those familiar with the aesthetic of an A24 film will find that “Lamb,” Valdimar Jóhannsson’s debut feature, checks most of those boxes. Nefarious farm animals inhabit this Icelandic farm. A family...

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