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A New Kind of Superhero

A New Kind of Superhero

Carlos Prado, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

When you think of Aquaman, what image comes to your mind? You might imagine that he looks like the traditional superhero: tall, thin and blonde with a bright orange one-piece suit. Now, what if I told you Aquaman has long, black, wavy hair, a body reminiscent of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s and...

Movie Review: Across The Universe

Movie Review: Across The Universe

Robyn Castro, Assistant Photo Editor

March 20, 2020

“Across the Universe” is a film about love, anti-war activism, self-discovery, psychedelic drug culture, free speech, sexuality and the civil rights movement, themes which are all beautifully choreographed into a Beatles musical. Director Julie Taymor knew that creating a musical based off songs solel...

Movie Review: The Photograph

Movie Review: The Photograph

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Movie Review: Parasite

Movie Review: Parasite

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 25, 2020

*Spoiler Alert* “Parasite,” directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, is a cinematic masterpiece that has paved the path for foreign films in American theaters. After winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bong accepted his award by stating, “Once you overcome...

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Paris Cantu

November 6, 2019

“Catch and Kill” is a ruinous account of powerful men and the toxic system that has protected them and prolonged coverup culture for decades. During his two-year investigation involving more than 200 sources, Ronan Farrow uncovered subplots of espionage, the dangerous culture of nondisclosure agreements,...

Anyone can wear the mask

Anyone can wear the mask

Kirkland Luther

January 23, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” is the latest installment in the Spider-Man movie franchise and has already solidified its place in superhero and cinema history with its aesthetically pleasing comic book – animation style, relatable story and inspiring messages. The Sony Animation film was release...

GET involved

GET involved

Ryan Thompson

December 6, 2017

Local organization uses its platform to get millennials out to vote. There is a particular group of individuals who hold a great deal of power they don’t know they have. This group is the most racially diverse generation in American history. They are said to have a high tolerance for divers...

Vita sullo schermo

Vita sullo schermo

Leah Feneley

October 11, 2017

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, UTSA’s Architecture and Modern Languages Departments have teamed up to host an Italian Film Festival throughout October. The department will be screening a modern Italian film every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor gallery within the Monterey building on...

Review: A Consequence of Fire and Blood

Review: A Consequence of Fire and Blood

Cade Brashear

September 7, 2017

The penultimate season of the hit series “Game of Thrones” has just ended and was followed by swift praise and woe from many fans. What started out as a slow and methodical series has evolved into a heart-stopping thrill ride where actions speak much louder than words. This departure from Thrones’ ...

Videos-on-Demand vs. Movie Theaters

Videos-on-Demand vs. Movie Theaters

Jeremiah Hobbs

April 12, 2017

In the 1990s, a group of filmmakers calling themselves Dogme 95 challenged film by shooting on video instead. Videotapes were cheaper than film and they could shoot more takes without wasting much money. In time, Dogme 95 influenced a range of filmmakers and changed how cinema is made. Videotapes were ...

Power Rangers: a franchise revived

Jesus Nieves

April 4, 2017

For any child that grew up in the 90’s, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was an action packed kid’s show. This show was about five teenagers (with attitude) in a small California town chosen by Zordon to protect earth against evil. In true 90’s fashion, each Ranger was a different color and had ...

Bruising for Besos depicts spectrum of Xicana relationships

Bruising for Besos depicts spectrum of Xicana relationships

Raquel Zuniga

March 8, 2017

On March 2, Adelina Anthony made an appearance at UTSA for a screening of her newest film “Bruising for Besos.” Anthony is the screenwriter, co-producer, director and one of the starring actors in the feature film. Anthony left the film industry at 26 years old, but decided to return to the indus...