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2021 Oscars Postponed to April

The Academy postpones the 2021 Oscars ceremony. (Courtesy PxHere)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

June 27, 2020

  The date for the 93rd Oscars ceremony has been pushed back to April 25, 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This latest announcement comes almost two months after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences first announced a change in film eligibility requirements, allowi...

The Importance of ‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality’

Attorney Bryan Stevenson, 2019. Image via WikiMedia Commons

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 26, 2020

  “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” is a documentary film that depicts the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has worked to change America’s current justice system to give all Americans equal liberty and justice. The film recently won a Peabody Award for b...

Celebrating Pride Month With Film

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 14, 2020

  Pride month is a time to celebrate and increase visibility of the LGBTQ community. Members of the LGBTQ community have long faced terrible amounts of hate, discrimination and exclusion. Because of this, June is an important month to remember how far society has come in terms of love and acceptance....

‘The King of Staten Island’ Doesn’t Have It Figured Out

Pete Davidson in

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

June 14, 2020

  This article contains mild spoilers for “The King of Staten Island.” The new film “The King of Staten Island” tells the story of Scott Carlin, a twenty-four year old stoner freeloading in his mom’s basement after grappling with the traumatic loss of his father at a young age. ...

‘Copwatch’ Shows the Importance of Filming Police Brutality

Kevin Moore keeps a trained eye on the police as a cop-watcher to film acts of police brutality (Courtesy Tribeca Film Festival)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 8, 2020

  In 1991, Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest. Upon hearing King’s yells, George Holliday grabbed his video camera and filmed what the police were doing to King. This incident marked one of the first times that police brutality was captured — and it later ins...

Pop-Cultured: Why Romance Films Need to Change

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 3, 2020

  Romance is a popular subject in the world of media. It is a go-to movie genre for a rainy day, an exciting book genre for the lonely and an all-around jack-of-all-trades in terms of entertainment needs. Romance is one of the most popular genres out there. It portrays something that people crave...

The Photographer Becomes the Subject in ‘Ricky Powell: The Individualist’

Ricky Powell and Laurence Fishburne look at a photobook together on a park bench in New York City. (Photo by Jasper Cicero | Courtesy Tribeca Enterprises)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

May 31, 2020

  The 10-day We Are One: A Global Film Festival continues to bring lovers of film and cinema together by virtual yet victorious means. Day two of the festival landed on Saturday, May 30, and featured much less in terms of quantity compared to the jam-packed opening day, but when it comes to quali...

We Are One: A Global Film Festival Provides a Sense of Relief During COVID-19

We Are One: A Global Film Festival attempts to unite movie-goers that can't go to the movies right now. (Photo by Donald Tong | Courtesy Pexels)

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

May 25, 2020

  YouTube will be hosting a 10-day film festival starting May 29, titled “We Are One: A Global Film Festival.” This festival is put together by Tribeca Enterprises and will include content from 20 various film festivals around the globe. The Cannes, Berlin International, BFI London and S...

Life After COVID-19: Streaming Films Now Eligible for Oscars 2021

The Academy makes changes to eligibility rules in light of coronavirus (Courtesy LibreShot)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 15, 2020

  As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted several industries and daily routines, the Oscars look to cope with the closures of movie theaters by permitting streaming films to be eligible to win awards. Prior to this pandemic, the requirements stated that a film must “be shown in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County for ...

Sexual harassment in Hollywood

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By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

April 28, 2020

  In a New York courtroom on Feb. 24, film producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act, sentencing the Hollywood mogul to 23 years in prison. Weinstein has been subject to a lengthy list of allegations since 2017, when actresses Ashely Ju...

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