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PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 2

June 20, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Podcasts

"Popcorn Talk" is a 30-minute long podcast dissecting movies both new and old and providing a decent review that will at least help you decide if a movie is worth seeing or not. In this second episode of "Popcorn Talk" Logan Raschke, a senior journalism major at Eastern Illinois University and...

‘Under the Skin’ is an alluring, somber sci-fi experience

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Filed under Columns

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Jonathan Glazer’s alien drama/horror/science fiction film "Under the Skin" grips onto open-minded audiences with its abnormal, often uncomfortable visual and auditory elements. This is a film that’s definitely not for everyone. The makeup of the f...

Movie Review: ‘Searching’ a must-see film

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

September 3, 2018

Filed under News

“Searching” is director Aneesh Chaganty’s debut feature film (he also co-wrote the script) and he certainly delivered a great thriller for modern day Internet users. “Searching” follows the story of a relatively new single father David Kim (John Cho) and his 16-year-old daughter Margot (...

Underrated films: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

I am starting a new series that brings light to criminally under appreciated films of the past that deserve recognition. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is a film released in 2012. It was directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance, he is mostly known for directing the film "Blue Valentine". The story...

Review: ‘Hereditary’ is a great film, but is it a classic?

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

Hereditary was a great and well executed film, with Ari Aster writing and directing the film. This is Aster's debut feature film, and he certainly did a wonderful job writing and directing the film. Other reviewers and viewers have compared the film to horror legends such as The Exorcist and Psycho, but ...

Review: ‘Love Simon’ misses the mark

Abby Carlin, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

I was excited to see “Love Simon.” A cheesy romance with the face of two queer people? I was so ready. However, “Love Simon” was not an endearing coming out story for two queer folk in a suburban high schoo. It was a misleading portrayal of two outed stories, one tragic and the other romantic....

Review: “A Tale as Droll as Time”

Ben Bruflat, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2017

Filed under News

“Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”) tells the story of Belle (Emma Watson), a young woman seen as “strange” in her village because she is a bookworm and the daughter of an inventor (Kevin Kline). Circumstances find Belle held captive...

Ben Affleck’s gangster flick fails to deliver

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Photo Editor

February 2, 2017

Filed under The Verge

Ben Affleck has presented a new-age take on a ’20s gangster movie in the film “Live by Night,” which he both stars in and directs. As the film begins, Affleck’s character, Joe Coughlin, is working for a notorious Boston mobster named Albert during the Prohibition. Joe is a self-proclaimed...

‘Hidden Figures’ highlights unsung heroines

January 9, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Even when faced with the double-edged sword of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s courage, wit and strength depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” helped NASA accomplish groundbreaking aircraft launches and landings. Based in segregated Virginia during the...

‘Doctor Strange’ is one of Marvel’s best

Mace Mackiewicz, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2016

Filed under The Verge

After a pretty dismal second half of the year for movies, it was nice to finally get something to be excited about in the form of “Doctor Strange.” Most superhero movies this year were plain bad or just mediocre, except for “Captain America: Civil War” and “Deadpool.” Movies as a whole...

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