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Britney Spears at a 2016 show in Las Vegas. Britney vs Spears was released on Netflix Sept. 28, highlighting her public legal battle over her conservatorship.

Netflix’s ‘Britney vs. Spears’ brings forth new documents to the infamous legal battle

Alida Benoit, Asst. Arts Editor October 12, 2021

Netflix’s new original documentary, “Britney vs. Spears” came out at a timely, inspiring moment in history. As thousands of people across the country fight for “my body, my choice” (from sexual...

Agathe Rousselle in Julia Ducournaus newest body horror movie Titane, which was released in U.S. theaters on Oct. 1.

Buckle up before seeing ‘Titane’

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 12, 2021

French director Julia Ducournau is back with another unsettling, body horror film just in time for Halloween. “Titane,” which was released in U.S. theaters on Oct. 1, is bold, violent and surprisingly...

Dont say Candyman more than five times because he is back in Nia DaCostas Candyman, the sequel to the 1992 film of the same name.

Candyman: When horror of the boogeyman and racial injustice collides

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor October 12, 2021

Candyman is back and badder than ever, and by badder, I mean the gruesome actions are just too good to ignore.  Director Nia DaCosta really outdid herself with “Candyman,” the sequel to the 1992...

Upcoming horror films to get you in the spooky spirit

Upcoming horror films to get you in the spooky spirit

Abby O'Connor, Asst. Arts Editor October 5, 2021

With spooky season upon us, one might start thinking about how to celebrate the time of year, especially in times where many people may not want to go out. Here is a list of upcoming horror movies to celebrate...

Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker and Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye:’ An ungodly mess of a televangelist biopic

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor September 17, 2021

Tammy Faye’s life story is the stuff of legends. Her outreach and support for the LGBTQ+ community later in her life is something remarkable, and the new film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” allowed her...

The Green Knight is a fantasy adventure film, which tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), who embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight.

‘The Green Knight’ combines fantasy with horror

Imani Hill, Journal Contributor August 1, 2021

Folklore and mythical tales evolve throughout the years. Some directors interpret these stories differently. From fairy tales to urban legends, it is always up to the viewers and directors to come up with...

Tony Lawrence hosts the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, featured in Questloves documentary Summer of Soul.

Summer of Soul: The Black Woodstock that no one knew

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor July 29, 2021

In the powerful documentary “Summer of Soul,” musician Questlove decided to stand behind the camera to shed light on a music festival that few people knew of.  The Woodstock music festival went...

Part of the stellar cast of Carlos López Estradas Summertime.

‘Summertime’ radiates young talent in a vibrant Los Angeles

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor July 18, 2021

“Summertime” brings in the heat with its upbeat scenes, lively slam poetry and striking shots of everyday life in the City of Angels. This film, directed by Carlos López Estrada, is an unconventional...

The 1997 teen slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer is still spoofed today for its title.

These movies have the most ridiculous titles of all time

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor July 15, 2021

Sometimes films draw people in with trailers, teasers or posters without giving away too much of the plot. While some film titles are timelessly iconic, like “Gone with the Wind,” or are simple words...

Riley Keough and Taylour Paige star in stripper saga Zola.

Zola: Crude, wild and nasty, but I liked it

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor July 8, 2021

Strange and wild things come once in a full moon. Or, sometimes come in like the wind. The movie (or documentary, if that is what it is) “Zola” is one of those topics – or in this case, a tweet....

The Six Triple Eight was shown during the Roxbury International Film Festival and tells the story of the 855 Black women who helped to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations in World War II.

Roxbury Film Festival: The film festival for the culture

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 30, 2021

With the 23rd Roxbury International Film Festival drawn to a close, it is safe to say it was full of incredible films by Black filmmakers who came together virtually and in person. They featured artists,...

James Hemings is known as the Americas culinary founding father.

Roxbury Film Festival: Documentary shows how James Hemings influenced American cuisine

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 22, 2021

There are some historical culinary arts icons that have changed the way food is made and looked upon, and James Hemings is one of these people. Hemings was an enslaved man owned by President Thomas...

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