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Paisano Peeps: Endgame

Paisano Peeps: Endgame

Jose Chapa and Leonardo Garcia

April 23, 2019

  Host: Jose Chapa Editor: Leonardo Garcia Donald Escamilla

Paisano Peeps: the Oscars

Paisano Peeps: the Oscars

Garry Leday and Jose Chapa

February 19, 2019

  Host: Jose Chapa Donald Escamilla Folasade Sabitu Alejandro Lopez Rolando Ramos Salman Abid Steven Moul Editor: Garry LeDay

Pax South 2018


January 16, 2018

check out some of the recap from Pax South 2018. Photos courtesy of Brandon Armstead and Oscar Torres.

Videos-on-Demand vs. Movie Theaters

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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 time, Dogme 95 influenced a range of filmmakers and changed how cinema is made. Videotapes were ...

Oscars Commentary – Off the Reel

Kat Joseph

April 10, 2017

Host- Richard and Bilal Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Videographers- Kat Joseph Video editors- Kat Joseph

Power Rangers: a franchise revived

Jesus Nieves

April 4, 2017

For any child that grew up in the 90’s, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was an action packed kid’s show. This show was about five teenagers (with attitude) in a small California town chosen by Zordon to protect earth against evil. In true 90’s fashion, each Ranger was a different color and had ...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Jesus Nieves

December 1, 2016

When I first heard the news that J.K Rowling was continuing the Harry Potter films I was very excited. The news left many to speculate whether these movies would be as good as the original stories and if a new film would draw fans of the original Harry Potter films. It was refreshing to see J.K Rowl...

Remaking movies signals a deficit of originality

Remaking movies signals a deficit of originality

Kevin Prichard

April 13, 2016

The old idiom “don’t fix what isn’t broken” readily comes to mind when considering the veritable deluge of recent movie remakes. My initial thoughts on the topic have been dismissive: “they’re just running out of ideas,” or “they’re just doing it for the money.” While I don’t doubt...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Aidan Watson-Morris and Elizabeth Davis

March 12, 2016

March marks the start of Women’s History Month, a celebration of the figures who helped challenge—and those who continue to challenge—sexist institutions throughout history. Each of the following works exemplifies female accomplishment in the arts.   Books “The Pumpkin Eater”...

Netflix gems: Treasures worth digging for

February 11, 2015

Jakob Lopez/ The Paisano Helix, 2014 If you’re no longer freaked out by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, try watching Helix, a sci-fi thriller series released in early 2014. Centering around a mysterious viral outbreak on an Arctic research base, it is equally creepy and compelling, with cheery...

Film Crawl: Best of 2014 (Part 1)

February 1, 2015

The Paisano New year. New Name. On Tap returns as Film Crawl, the biweekly podcast where Nate Archer and a guest talk about movies, life, and share a few pints of beer. This week, guest Nathan Roberts and Nate discuss the best films of 2014, Nathan’s book deal, and their relationship over the years. This podcast is split into two parts." ...

Column Corner: Movies

January 27, 2015

Like many directors, Clint Eastwood’s films carry a distinct style and feel. Even when stories are set in modern times, his movies always manage to feel like they’re taking place in the old west. Since his directorial debut, Eastwood has delivered a fairly balanced series of hits and misses ove...