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‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, better known as the infamous pair of partners-in-crime Bonnie and Clyde, were known for their string of murders during the 1930s, but it was Frank Hamer and Maney Gault who pulled the trigger and fatally shot the couple in order to finally end their...

Film Review: Artistic cinematography in ‘Roma’ depicts family life

Harper Wayne

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

“Roma,” a film written, directed, filmed, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón, is a foreign semi-autobiographical movie set in Colonia Roma, a neighborhood within Mexico City in the early 1970s. The story is loosely based on Cuarón’s own upbringing and life experiences. Gabriela Rodriguez,...

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

Hannah Mitchell

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Tampons, pads and periods are things that many people are familiar with nowadays. Girls may be uncomfortable with the idea of having their period at first, but as they grow older, most girls become comfortable with the idea. By having resources within reach, females learn that having your period is simply...

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Hannah Mitchell

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Nearly everyone is familiar with Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who kidnapped, raped and killed at least 30 women in the 1970s. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are fascinated by monsters like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and, in this case, Ted Bundy. It is one of those situations...

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

Sarah Lukowski

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The evocative and disturbing thriller television series “You” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release on Netflix in December by showing that obsession does not always equal love. “You” is based on the novel of the same title by Caroline Kepnes. The show follows New York...

Misguided messages leave some wanting more

Katie Dugan

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Mental illness is not often taken seriously, even by  those who have the power to influence change. Filmmakers, celebrities and power figures alike could do a better job at advocating for those suffering. Last month, Netflix released its much-anticipated series, an adaptation of Jay Asher’s young...

Netflix series ‘Daredevil’ hardly dares to be different

Netflix series ‘Daredevil’ hardly dares to be different

Will Senar

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Netflix has jumped on the superhero bandwagon with the recent release of their adaptation of Marvel’s Daredevil. The on-demand Internet streaming media company does not disappoint, creating a series that ties in with Marvel’s cinematic universe. It remains gritty and grounded despite its superhero origins. The show follows a ...

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

By Samuel Correa Former house majority whip Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood of “House of Cards” were climbing a mountain, and they would strike down anyone who would get in their way. Now, with the start of season three, Frank and Claire are at the top of this mountain, the White...

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Will Senar

December 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Netflix took some liberties regarding the history books when it released its retelling of the story of Marco Polo. Set in the 13th century, the show has a fictional take on the early life of one of the world’s most famous travelers while he grows into a young man and adapts to new environments. Lorenzo Richelmy st...

Netflix wise to scoop up Oscar-worthy documentary

Netflix wise to scoop up Oscar-worthy documentary

Ally Johnson

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By and large, Netflix is having a pretty phenomenal year. It first turned heads with hosting the return of cult favorite, cancelled-too-soon television series Arrested Development, followed soon after by the critically acclaimed House of Cards and Orange is the New Black; the former even received some...

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