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

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

Content warning: nudity, graphic depictions of animal birthing and brief scenes of blood and gore. Those familiar with the aesthetic of an A24 film will find that “Lamb,” Valdimar Jóhannsson’s...

Roma : A Melancholic Masterpiece

‘Roma’ : A Melancholic Masterpiece

Alanna Pitre, Contributing Writer October 12, 2021

“Existence is nothing but a shared experience of loneliness.”-Alfonso Cuarón. Allow that quote to set the precedent for what is to be expected within this film. Directed, edited, shot and produced...

Review: The everyday guardians of The Cloud Forest

Review: The everyday guardians of ‘The Cloud Forest’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor October 5, 2021

Content warning: contains brief depictions of animal slaughter. It’s a beautiful gift in a film when you can sit back and see the beauty of nature play out on screen. The documentary, “The Cloud...

Review: Seeking solace in El Norte

Review: Seeking solace in ‘El Norte’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor September 28, 2021

In a film that balances poignancy with distress, myth with assurance and heroics with tragedy, there is a chord that is struck in tender moments and hopeful wishes. Whether those be glimpses of America...

Review: Jauja, a journey towards curiosity

Review: ‘Jauja,’ a journey towards curiosity

Mason Hickok, Web Editor September 21, 2021

Lisandro Alonso’s 2014 feature, “Jauja” (pronounced how-ha), is the literal embodiment of the term “slow cinema.” The movement is known for its use of long takes, minimalism, sparse dialogue...

Shang-Chi: The Legend of the MCU

Shang-Chi: The Legend of the MCU

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts & Life Editor September 14, 2021

Marvel Studios continues its long-running theme of touching on timely concepts and controversial topics after its release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” an Asian-led cinematic masterpiece....

Begin to remember: Lee Isaac Chung’s ‘Minari’

Begin to remember: Lee Isaac Chung’s ‘Minari’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor September 7, 2021

“Minari” is a moving portrait of family, culture and humor. Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the film is a semi-autobiographical depiction of Chung’s upbringing living with his family, who...

Black Widow is a total poser

Black Widow is a total poser

Laynie Clark, Staff Writer July 25, 2021

Marvel Studios’ gave their fans one final taste of the beloved Natasha Romanoff in their newest movie release: “Black Widow.” This movie has stunned fans worldwide with its take on trafficking young...

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