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

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Roadrunner Films: ‘The Lodge’

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

“The Lodge” sets the stage for a slow, stylized descent into a Christmas nightmare. Set to a backdrop of hymns, madness and repentance, the film conjures an interesting foray into fanatical religious...

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Brace yourself for a life without movie theaters

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 30, 2020

The wafting aroma of freshly made popcorn. The mysterious stains on the carpeted floor. The long lines at the ticket booth. The blinding flash of light upon exiting the darkly lit movie theater. These...

Illustration by Max Aguirre

Roadrunner Films: ‘Glory’

Santiago Elizondo, Contributing Writer September 18, 2020

“Glory” is a historical war film about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the second African regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. The film stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert...

Illustration by Triston Simpson

I dare you

Jansen Bean , Staff Writer August 25, 2020

Dear Racists, I dare you to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk.” I dare you to watch the Black characters in this film compare the white man to the devil. I dare you to watch the Black men in this...

Film Review: ‘Selma’

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the steps of the Alabama state capitol of Montgomery. They marched for four days all the way from Selma, Alabama — a 54-mile hike — to...

Illustration by Robyn Castro

Film Review: ‘A Ghost Story’

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

“A Ghost Story” is a metaphysical study of loss, grief and the passing of time. Written and directed by David Lowery, the film chronicles a white-sheeted ghost’s journey back home in an attempt to...

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...

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...

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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...

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Kaylee Boggan September 19, 2018

Lorena Claeys, executive director and research associate for the college of education and human development academy for teacher excellence, created a film called “Con Ganas” that highlights five inspirational...

Suffragists during the early 19th century.
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‘Iron Jawed Angels’ inspires class

Emily Hubbard March 28, 2018

A few weeks ago my history professor, Jennifer Dilley, assigned her class to watch “Iron Jawed Angels” to tie in with our study of the suffrage movement. After watching the film I felt that as a woman...

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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...

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