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‘Stardust’: A Look Into the Life and Accomplishments of David Bowie

'Stardust': A Look Into the Life and Accomplishments of David Bowie
November 9, 2020

  "Stardust," a biopic following the prodigious career of British singer-songwriter David Bowie, is all set to release on Nov. 25, 2020. Starring Johnny Flynn as David Bowie and Aaron Poole as...

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Shines a Light on the Danger of Satire

(Courtesy of Amazon Studios)
November 7, 2020

  Jason Woliner’s sequel to the 2006 mockumentary “Borat” follows Kazakhstani journalist Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) as he travels to the US with his daughter (Maria Bakalova), exploring women’s...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Is Aaron Sorkin’s Idealistic Take on the 1968 Case

October 20, 2020

  Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a fast-paced, star-studded, Hollywood-spun reminder that the past isn’t as far behind us as we may like to think. Clocking in at a two...

Pandemic Continues to Postpone Tentpole Films, Suppressing Revenues

October 19, 2020

  When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold of the U.S. back in early March, it made sense that theaters shut down and film projects come to a screeching halt. But few moviegoers had expected...

‘Boys State’ Embraces Modern Politics and Creates Bridges to Bipartisanship

(Steven Garza | Photo Courtesy of Apple)
October 19, 2020

  In George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796, he warned about the dangers of the existence of political parties. Washington said, “[Political] parties are likely to become potent engines...

‘Enola Holmes’ Defies Tradition and Brings Feminism to Detective Narrative

October 13, 2020

  “Enola Holmes” tells the story of Sherlock Holmes’ sister — a young girl who has just turned 16 and is perplexed by the sudden disappearance of her mother.  Throughout her life, Enola...

4 Political Documentaries Students Should Check Out

October 13, 2020

  For those of us who feel overwhelmed by 2020 and the state of the world at large, a good political documentary can be a source of catharsis, not added stress. Educating ourselves through film...

Pop Cultured: Let’s Ignore Celebrities

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September 21, 2020

  Like many others raised in conservative religions, I learned early on in life to hold a healthy disdain for celebrities and the “sinful” lifestyles they championed. Nowadays, it’s not celebrities’...

Warner Bros. Releases First ‘Dune’ Trailer Starring Timothée Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson star in
September 9, 2020

  The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated science-fiction epic “Dune” has been released, and it’s full of gorgeous set designs, intense action sequences and a close-up...

The Berlin Film Festival Announces Gender Neutral Awards for 2021

The Berlinale Bear in the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz (Courtesy Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Press Office)
September 6, 2020

  On Aug. 24, the Berlin Film Festival announced that the festival will be updating its performance awards to be gender-neutral in 2021. The Berlinale plans to utilize a hybrid model for next year’s...

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