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Artist of the Week: Lee Isaac Chung

Artist of the Week: Lee Isaac Chung

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

March 17, 2020

When I first saw “Minari” at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, I knew I had witnessed a deeply powerful and lovingly poetic film — one that has changed my worldview completely. At a sold-out showing in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, I watched as those around me laughed, clapped and wip...

‘Dishonour’ is a Jarring Take on the Complexities of Female Genital Mutilation

‘Dishonour’ is a Jarring Take on the Complexities of Female Genital Mutilation

By Cade Anderson

March 7, 2020

  Trigger warning: The film discussed in this article is about female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Terrence Turner’s one-act, one-woman short film “Dishonour” is a poignant portrayal of the clash between tribal and industrialized cultures for one Afric...

Pop-Cultured: Wes Anderson’s Style Is Not Stale

Pop-Cultured: Wes Anderson’s Style Is Not Stale

By Parker Dunn

March 7, 2020

  With the recent release of the trailer for Wes Anderson’s next film “The French Dispatch,” I thought it was only fitting that we take a look back at the author’s previous work and how Anderson’s films have the same distinct style and charming aesthetic to them, yet are still their...

2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowship Seeking Film Submissions

2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowship Seeking Film Submissions

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

February 25, 2020

  While this year’s world-famous Sundance Film Festival has come to an end, the film world is hardly slowing. In fact, the Sundance Institute and Adobe are teaming up to encourage and guide a new generation of filmmakers. The 2020 Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge is now open for entries — but unlike other film festivals and contests, this one is not a one week and done program.    How i...

Banff Film Festival Celebrates Sports, Nature and More

Banff Film Festival Celebrates Sports, Nature and More

By Chris Payne

February 25, 2020

  Welcome to Banff A world-class skier glides and flips across the rooftops of a ski lodge. An old-school rock climber explores the rapidly growing sport of speed climbing in anticipation of climbing's debut in the 2020 Olympics. Two gay women challenge the status quo in a conservative Colorado...

Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

By Abigail Bowe, Arts Writer

February 25, 2020

  Without a doubt, one of my favorite fiction genres has to be horror — I just can't get enough of the mystery, twists, balancing between the cursed and sublime and, most especially, the monsters of all shapes and forms. Sure, other genres might be known for quirky and unusual characters b...

January Arts Desk Favorites

January Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Hannah Keating, Parker Dunn, Abigail Bowé, Oakley Burt, Arielle Gulley, Cade Anderson, Kate Button, and Christopher Payne

February 18, 2020

  Palak Jayswal The new year equates to trying new things, right? For me, the first new thing happens to be one of my favorites from this past month. "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories" by Manuel Gonzales is a book I was assigned to read in my creative writing workshop. As someone who sticks to ...

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 8, 2020

  Media awards shows are often criticized, whether it be for a lack of racial diversity as #OscarsSoWhite trends for the fourth year in a row, for the toxic celebration of actors who risk their physical and mental well-being for a role or even for the hubbub surrounding the celebrity gossip that happe...

‘Wendy’ Reframes the Story of Peter Pan Through a Lyrical Modern Lens

‘Wendy’ Reframes the Story of Peter Pan Through a Lyrical Modern Lens

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  J. M. Barrie's famous novel and stage play "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" has been adapted countless times into various retellings, between theatre, books and film. It's a tale that seems to intrigue everybody — a myth of what would happen if children were granted the choice...

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nail Drama with ‘Downhill’

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nail Drama with ‘Downhill’

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  There are particular actors that we associate with comedy as opposed to any other genre. Often, it can be difficult to think of these people in more dramatic and heartfelt roles, but skilled performers have been known to surprise — like Steve Carell in "Dan in Real Life" or Melissa McCarthy...

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