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Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: My top films of 2023

Drew Coffey, Columnist December 5, 2023

Well, the year is almost over. So, what better way to end it than looking back at all the great films that came out? Actually, for the sake of time as I fearfully approach finals week, let’s just...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912

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...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Do I like movies, or making fun of movies?

Katja Benz, Columnist December 5, 2022

So, Thanksgiving break is over. We’re in that weird period between breaks where I don’t want to do my homework but I have finals and projects to prepare for. However, there’s one thing I love...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 10: The Nice Guys

Drew Coffey and Cam'ron Hardy November 10, 2022

  Drew and Cam get into a bloody and heated discussion about the 2016 action/mystery film, The Nice Guys.

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Léon: The Professional’ a quality movie but lacks depth

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist October 11, 2022

The film has a good storyline, but the film’s pacing and the lack of emotional portrayal is the downfall of it. Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is a 12-year-old girl whose father works with corrupt police...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 5: Don’t Worry Darling

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey October 4, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2022 thriller, Don't Worry Darling.

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “The Adam Project” is a surprisingly emotional film

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 29, 2022

“The Adam Project” was recently released on Netflix in 2022 and was directed by Shawn Levy. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Zaldaña. It tells the...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Academy, do better

Katja Benz, Columnist March 28, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards premiered Sunday March 27. I didn’t watch them. They haven’t been of particular interest to me in a couple of years: I was mostly really busy and couldn’t spend time watching...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: The humanizing of villains makes them better

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist March 11, 2022

The shows and movies we consume are filled with villains. It feels as if no story is complete without a villain, and sometimes the villain is a crucial part of a franchise that it couldn’t do without....

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “The Last Duel” is original film that mirrors current issues

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 22, 2022

Content Warning: Sexual Assault “The Last Duel,” directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 2021. It stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. This film reunites Matt Damon and...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: John Carpenter’s “The Fog” is a dated yet charming look at older era of horror

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 15, 2022

John Carpenter’s "The Fog” was released in 1980 and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh. It tells the story of the small town of Antonio Bay being attacked by a mysterious...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: Both characters are at fault in “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist February 11, 2022

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I decided to sit down and finally watch the first movie in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise. I originally went into the movie with the sole purpose of criticizing...

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