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Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘It Comes at Night:’ many questions, few answers

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 3, 2024

A mystery is only as good as its answers. While that may be a pretentious film quote, I believe it rings true. That is why I think the 2017 mystery/horror film “It Comes at Night” has become understandably...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: ‘Annie’ sings like there is no tomorrow: film review

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 25, 2023

Annie is a staple for classic Broadway brought to the big screen. When I was a child, around three or four years old, my grandmother told me I would watch either King Kong or Annie every day. I am assuming...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: a strong start to a great modern trilogy

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 18, 2023

Which one is that again?  This may be the question from viewers when asking about his film as there have been many reimaginations and creative attempts with this series. However, this one was able...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Forget about the strike, talk about movies

Will Padgett, Columnist April 14, 2023

Strike, shmike, this thing has lasted longer than a couple days which means it is officially time to stop thinking about it. I mean, what kind of Americans would we be if we did not constantly distract...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: “Hanna” is an underrated action movie

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 11, 2023

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) lives with her father Erik Heller (Eric Bana) in the woods and are both trained assassins. Heller has been training Hanna to become the perfect assassin to cross Europe to kill Marissa...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: An ending to a movie, not a trilogy

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 28, 2023

“Spider-Man 3” is a respectable ending to the trilogy and an even better ending to the movie alone, unfortunately it did not feel as though the trilogy was entirely complete. Peter Parker, Tobey...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘The Prestige,’ a film focused on detail

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 21, 2023

Christopher Nolan has cemented himself as a director with an extraordinary attention to detail and well thought out way of telling a story. His 2006 film “The Prestige” is one of the best examples...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: ‘The House’ displays real life situations in a unique way

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 7, 2023

"The House" displays the problems of materialism, loneliness, and complacency in three parts in stop-motion animation. The similarity within these parts is that all of them take place within the same house....

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Uncut Gems’: a film filled with anxiety and tension 

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 28, 2023

“Uncut Gems” directed by John and Benny Safdie is the definition of anxiety.   It is as simple as that.   The film stars Adam Sandler and tells the story of a jeweler, Howard Ratner, obsessed...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: “Ex Machina,” the film that darkened science fiction

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 22, 2023

"Ex Machina" is a film that sets a horrific situation into a viewer’s mind and makes them question everything.   After Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) gets ‘selected’ to spend a week with the...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ an undebatable classic

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 31, 2023

Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, and the actor who voices chucky from “Child’s Play?” These are a few of the actors in the award winning 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television and video production major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Face/Off”: an exciting and shameless action extravaganza

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 15, 2022

Realistic Plot? No. Realistic acting? No. Realistic action?  Definitely not. A fun and exciting film? Absolutely.  This film is “Face/Off” starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and Dominique...

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