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Netflix Needs More Rom-Coms Like “The Half of It”

Leah Lewis and Alexxis Lemire in Netflix's new teenage rom-com

Sarah Lukowski

May 5, 2020

Netflix’s new coming-of-age film “The Half of It,” directed by Alice Wu, needs to be celebrated for its honest take on high school friendships, Chinese-American identity and most importantly, what it means to be queer.  “The Half of It” is full of authenticity and heart as the school outcast ...

“Selah and the Spades” explores the complexities of high school with a fresh-faced cast and stunning visuals

Actress Lovie Simone as Selah in the new Amazon coming-of-age film

Sarah Lukowski

April 21, 2020

Writer and director Tayarisha Poe made her directorial debut with the coming-of-age film “Selah and the Spades,” which gives an honest and intriguing look into high school cliques and its politics at a prestigious boarding school in Pennsylvania.  The film follows five feuding factions at th...

Review: ‘Joker’ storyline thrills viewers

Geoff Scales

October 16, 2019

I was floored. There are certain times in your life when you sit down to watch something and you don’t want it to end. Seeing “Joker” was one of those moments for me. I’ve never been more moved, or terrified by a single film. “Joker” is a standalone story focusing on the origins of the...

Action-packed ‘Captain Marvel’ is box office success despite plot holes

Action-packed 'Captain Marvel' is box office success despite plot holes

Sarah Turley

March 27, 2019

Marvel finally premiered their first female-led full length film on March 8 with the debut of “Captain Marvel.” Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, “Captain Marvel” is becoming the biggest movie of 2019 after having the sixth highest grossing opening for a film worldwide. Following th...

Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick uses creative allusions to spellbind viewers

Jordan Peele, director of acclaimed horror films “Us” and “Get Out”

Sarah Lukowski

March 27, 2019

Director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Us” has proved that he is always one step ahead of the audience with its obscure references, creepy soundtrack, stunning visuals and a chilling plot twist that grossed a whopping $70 million its first weekend. The audacious thriller follows ...

‘Greta’ suspensefully depicts a friendship that turns from sweet to bonechilling

‘Greta’ suspensefully depicts a friendship that turns from sweet to bonechilling

Sarah Lukowski

March 7, 2019

The disturbing horror-thriller film “Greta” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release in theaters on Friday, as it shows what can go wrong when you befriend someone who is not what they appear to be. The film follows good-natured New York City newcomer Frances McCullen, played...

Interstellar is both visually and emotionally captivating

Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley, above, portray astronauts who embark on a voyage to a new galaxy to save mankind.
(Courtesy of Interstellar Facebook page)

Haley Peabody

November 19, 2014

Interstellar, starring Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey as well as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, tells the story of a 21st century Earth, almost completely devoid of vital, life-sustaining resources, that leaves the human race facing their rapidly approaching extinction. Cooper, the protagonist...

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves to be a classic

(Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight)

Ally Johnson

March 26, 2014

Ever since the release of The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, Wes Anderson’s films have spun themselves away from simply avant-garde to rich and colorful storytelling-resembling pop-up picture books from your childhood. The shortcoming with Anderson’s last film Moonrise Kingdom was how the style overtook...

Cabin in the Woods, no typical horror flick

Cabin in the Woods, no typical horror flick

April 18, 2012

Laura Mahony  Journal Staff The Cabin in the Woods, directed and co-written by Drew Goddard, and co-written by Joss Whedon, is anything but typical... in a good way. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Franz Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Si...

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