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

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...

Passion over politics

Passion over politics

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor August 30, 2022

“You know you can let a guy help you and still be a feminist?” Falling in love — can you do it with someone who is politically different? A question asked by many but answered by few. We are rarely...

Point/Counterpoint/Counterpoint: Who is the best Spider-Man?

Point/Counterpoint/Counterpoint: Who is the best Spider-Man?

Kayla Trujillo, Laynie Clark, and Jada Thomas February 8, 2022

Tobey's POV: After 20 years and three different adaptations of the character, one of the biggest controversies of our generation is: who is the best Spider-Man? So, I present to you an opinion that...

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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...

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...

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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‘Son of Saul’ tackles the Holocaust at a new angle

Aidan Watson-Morris March 12, 2016

Is there a genre more repugnant than holocaust kitsch? The commercial exploitation of the atrocities committed under the Third Reich rarely offers fresh political or moral insight. It is a cheap...

Photo Courtesy of Quinzanie des Realisateurs

‘Mustang’ rides strong

Aidan Watson-Morris January 26, 2016

“Mustang” opens with the line, “It’s like everything changed in the blink of an eye,” and it’s appropriate. When the innocent beach play of five orphaned sisters living in small-town Turkey...

The Green Inferno (2015) by Eli Roth

October 7, 2015

Courtesy of Blumhouse Productions ★★★1/2 If you’re a lover of gore porn, Eli Roth’s Green Inferno will satisfy your thirst for blood, guts and absurdity. The story begins...

Review: ‘Phoenix’

September 22, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Relatively slow-moving and sparse in plot points, “Phoenix” is thick with the kind of tension that will test your patience, culminating in a way that...

“The Gunman” fires a blank Sean Penn movie shoots itself in the foot

April 7, 2015

A movie that is bad is one thing; a movie that’s both bad and boring is something entirely different. Sadly, this is the ultimate outcome of Sean Penn’s strange outing as an action hero. Penn,...

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