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5 movies to stream on Netflix right now

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Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

By now, just about everyone’s figured out their personal favorite way of passing the time during these long weeks of quarantine. For some, it’s reading, and for others, it’s TikTok, but without streaming services like Netflix, I’m afraid most of us would have given up by now. Below are five of th...

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...

‘Anomalisa’ feels lifeless

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Aidan Watson-Morris

January 26, 2016

The style hallmarks of auteur Charlie Kaufman, writer and director of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Being John Malkovich” and “Synecdoche, New York,” are all over his latest film, “Anomalisa,” co-directed with Duke Johnson. Self-conscious and ecentric, “Anomalisa” is...

Film Review: Lola Kirke and Greta Gerwig soar in Mistress America

September 28, 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Noah Baumbach's film “Mistress America” is a lively coming-of-age comedy for two very different women. The script, which was co-written with Greta Gerwig, is sharp, funny, and heartwarming. Both Lola Kirke and Greta Gerwig perform their roles beautifully as two women findin...

Whiplash and the cost of greatness

February 24, 2015

“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.’” It can’t be true…can it? The way Conductor Terrence Fletcher snarls it, you damned well better believe it. “Whiplash,” 29-year-old director Damien Chazelle’s second film, unfolds similar to its main ...

Future Love: Spike Jonze challenges human/computer relationships

January 21, 2014

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Theodore Thwombly (Joaquin Phoenix) works for a futuristic company called Beautiful Handwritten Letters. He receives basic information from people and acts as a letter-writing middle man. This is just the first example of personal disconnect that exists among the s...

Reel Recommendations with Mark Zavala: “Gravity”

October 10, 2013

Reel Recommendations with Mark Zavala: "Gravity" ...

‘Spring Breakers’ proves that spring break doesn’t last forever

April 2, 2013

Girls just want to have fun—illegal fun. Spring Breakers features ex-Disney darlings Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez shedding some skin while two friends, played by Ashley Benson, from the “Pretty Little Liars” television series, and Rachel Korine, join the fun for some good old-f...