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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Could Make History With Best Director Win

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Could Make History With Best Director Win

By Alaikia Marielle

February 23, 2019

  “BlacKkKlansman” is the sobering dark comedy from renowned director Spike Lee, who is known for his commentary on race relations in America. "BlacKkKlansman" picked up six Oscar nominations, including a chance at Best Picture and Lee's first nomination for Best Director. The movie dramati...

The Chronicle Playlist: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

The Chronicle Playlist: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

By Alaikia Marielle

February 15, 2019

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6oQMEICcLwRpglLqlFA9ZO?si=LmxDVPWQTES-IHxW7xYfMw Breakups are never easy. Everyone copes with heartache in their own way. Some people scream and throw once beloved trinkets, and others cry it out into a pint of ice cream. While these methods are cathartic,...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 42: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 42: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

By Alaikia Marielle

February 7, 2019

  Fans of the beloved children's series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” have long-awaited a true to the tale adaptation. The 2004 film dismantled the story, and afterward, the corporate drama completely flopped. The unresolved cinematic experience left fans feeling incomplete and disappoint...

Sundance: The Highly Anticipated and Controversial ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Leaves Audiences Silent

Sundance: The Highly Anticipated and Controversial ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Leaves Audiences Silent

By Alaikia Marielle

February 5, 2019

  Zac Efron and Lily Collins take the lead in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” a highly anticipated film premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival chronicling the life and crimes of the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger is known for his true crime documentarie...

Sundance: ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Takes a Deep Dive into the Science Fiction Epic

Sundance: ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Takes a Deep Dive into the Science Fiction Epic

By Alaikia Marielle

February 1, 2019

  Director Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” takes the viewer to unexpected and sometimes disturbing places in his quest to parse out the origins of the iconic chest-burster scene in the science fiction epic “Alien.” The documentary opens in perhaps the most su...

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

By Alaikia Marielle

February 1, 2019

  Set in the Summer of Sam, "The Wolf Hour," which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, stars Naomi Watts ("King Kong") as June Leigh, a once flourishing feminist author stricken with crippling agoraphobia, who confines herself to her late grandmother's South Bronx apartment after the fa...

Sundance: ‘Apollo 11’ Sheds New Light on the Moon Mission With Never Before Seen Footage

Sundance: ‘Apollo 11’ Sheds New Light on the Moon Mission With Never Before Seen Footage

By Alaikia Marielle

January 29, 2019

  “Apollo 11” is a visually breathtaking film documenting the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon, perfectly capturing the excitement, anxiety and anticipation of what is arguably one of history’s greatest human achievements. Described by the filmmakers as “Dunkirk in space,” the ...

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

By Alaikia Marielle

January 29, 2019

  “Give Me Liberty” is a thoughtful and ambitious film about the real and often messy lives that real people live. Based on the experiences of Russia-born director Kirill Mikhanovsky, “Give Me Liberty” is a creative exploration of immigrants making it in America and of how marginali...

New Year, New You: Go Cruelty Free in 2019

New Year, New You: Go Cruelty Free in 2019

By Alaikia Marielle

January 23, 2019

  Over the last several years there has been a massive push to make more ethical choices, especially when it comes to makeup and beauty products. This trend can be seen most evidently on YouTube, where many lifestyle and beauty vloggers have started to solely use and advocate for cruelty-free...

Can LDS Actors Accept Roles in the Top Ten Broadway Shows?

Can LDS Actors Accept Roles in the Top Ten Broadway Shows?

By Alaikia Marielle

January 21, 2019

  Every actor draws a line: at some point, one must decide if there are roles that one is or is not willing to accept based on one's personal beliefs and morals. But where do active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints draw their lines? The theater has played a role in the Church ...

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