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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 best Oscar-nominated movies of all time

The best Oscar-nominated movies of all time

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor April 13, 2021

As you could tell from my past countdown lists, I love movies, and it’s a love affair that is sometimes a hit or miss relationship. With the Oscars right around the corner, I would like to make a list...

The cast of Coming 2 America.

Eddie Murphy is back as Prince Akeem in ‘Coming 2 America’

Imani Hill, Journal Contributer March 16, 2021

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back to their comedic roots in “Coming 2 America,” the long awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy “Coming to America.” Murphy and Hall sure don’t miss a beat...

Moxie was released on Netflix on March 3.

Amy Poehler’s ‘Moxie’ is paving the way for future representation in media

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The Netflix original “Moxie” features a diverse cast and inspires hope for more diversity in media while raising viewers expectations of representation.  “Moxie,” released on March 3, is based...

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo share a scene in To All The Boys: Always and Forever.

“To All The Boys: Always and Forever” is a great rom-com, if you’ve read the books

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

“To All The Boys: Always and Forever” is an exceptionally satisfying movie that will make you long for a love story of your own. That is, if you have already read the books.  “To All The Boys:...

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these five Hong Kong films below.

Ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year with these five Hong Kong films

Imani Hill , Journal Contributer February 16, 2021

In the spirit of celebrating the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox, here’s a top five list of some of the best Hong Kong films you have to see right away. From great epic dramas to modern masterpieces,...

Carey Mulligan stars as Cassie in director Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman.

“Promising Young Woman” offers a bold, but poor take on the rape revenge story

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor January 17, 2021

The new thriller and dark comedy movie “Promising Young Woman” tells a candy-coated rape-revenge story which bares resemblance to “Joker,” but for women.  Carey Mulligan, known for more tamed...

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