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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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She is much more than what she was given

She is much more than what she was given

Misty Olawunmi, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The history of women’s representation in media, especially in films, has been relatively flawed and limited compared to men. According to Martha M. Lauzen from the Center for the Study of Women in Television...

UTSA alumnus’ newest short film receives rave reviews

UTSA alumnus’ newest short film receives rave reviews

Lauren Hernandez, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 14, 2023

Josh Collins does not condone violence in his films. This does not mean that his newest short film is void of violence. During an interview with The Paisano, Collins told a story about the production...

See you at the cinema in November

See you at the cinema in November

Jada Thomas, Interim Marketing Manager November 6, 2023

When a new month rolls in, it brings a new slate of films with it. A few of these films already have critical acclaim; some are films that fans are itching to see and others are movies  you may not have...

See you at the cinema in October

See you at the cinema in October

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

With a new month comes new movies, and since Halloween is just around the corner, some spooky films are in store for moviegoers this October. However, you might be unaware of some upcoming releases given...

Student prepares film for spring screening

Student prepares film for spring screening

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2023

Josh Collins is not letting “analysis paralysis” prevent him from doing what he loves. Collins, a senior communication student at UTSA, learned the term in a conversation with a former agent of the...

Now playing – ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,’ ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

Now playing – ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,’ ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

Cesar Soto, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

After a strong start to the year with blockbuster films, Hollywood has not let up yet. With March coming to a close and April just beginning, here is a new collection of spoiler-free reviews for some of...

Now Playing – ‘Creed III,’ ‘Scream VI,’ ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’

Now Playing – ‘Creed III,’ ‘Scream VI,’ ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’

Cesar Soto, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

This March has truly breathed life into the box office. With some films setting box office records for their franchise, movie theaters have plenty to show and movie fans have plenty to see. For those who...

Disney is scared to think outside the box

Disney is scared to think outside the box

Luna Infante, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

This year marks Disney’s 100th anniversary; the beloved company has been known and admired for its heartwarming animated classics and fan-favorite characters. Almost anybody can easily list their favorite...

‘Glass Onion:’ An underwhelming sequel

‘Glass Onion:’ An underwhelming sequel

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor February 21, 2023

Rating: 3.9 stars SPOILER-FREE “Ladies and gentlemen, there has been a murder and the killer is in plain sight.” In 2019, actor Daniel Craig had audiences on the edge of their seats in the...

Engagement in UTSA’s film and media program led by student urgency

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

It started in a GroupMe In the days leading up to the start of the fall 2022 semester, students in the forthcoming film and media program were hard at work to start a club. Finally, in mid-October,...

The daring life of a parody polka player

The daring life of a parody polka player

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor November 15, 2022

Rating: 4.0 Over the past few years, the biopic genre has slowly become saturated with films on influential musicians — “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman” and “Elvis,” to name a few. Music...

2022 Halloween horror releases

2022 Halloween horror releases

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web and Social Editor October 25, 2022

With October comes Halloween, arguably one of the most fun and unique holidays celebrated in the West. During this time of year, a plethora of unique horror movies are released to set a spooky tone for...

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