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Film

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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ is Not Good — Not Even a Little Bit.

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer July 17, 2021

  From the corporate overlords who attempt to concoct the next movie sensation to better occupy our minds and exploit our wallets comes the "Space Jam" remake that nobody asked for. Starring "The...

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‘No Sudden Move’ Brings Classic Film Noir Style into the Streaming Era

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer July 14, 2021

  On a nondescript street in a suburban area of Detroit, Michigan in 1954, a family’s morning routine is disrupted by the appearance of three men, masked and armed. In this tense and terrifying...

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Ballet West Explores Dance in the Pandemic through Docuseries ‘In the Balance’

By India Bown, Arts Writer July 12, 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic brought on terrifying unknowns for everyone, but many artists found themselves possibly losing their livelihoods in the shift towards isolation. Series of shutdowns...

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‘Black Widow’ Reinforces the Importance of the Female Gaze in Film

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer July 12, 2021

  This article has spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its movies. Inspired by the Marvel comics, the movie “Black Widow” follows Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as she...

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‘The Tomorrow War’ Ambitious but Disappointing

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer July 1, 2021

  Chris Pratt, one of Hollywood's favorite famous Chrises, is everywhere in the industry these days. His quirky and lovable personality mixed with his rakish good looks make him a perfect leading...

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‘Damn These Heels’ LGBTQ+ Film Festival Gives Platform to Unique Voices

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 30, 2021

  After an unusual year, the "Damn These Heels" Queer Film Festival returns July 9-18 with both in-person and virtual content and events showcasing 50 feature-length and short films. The annual...

Image from Disney-Pixar's Luca. (Courtesy USA Today)

Pixar Makes Statement with ‘Luca’ Release During Pride Month

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer June 21, 2021

  Disney-Pixar's latest feature film “Luca” follows a young sea monster by the same name, who is curious about life above water. Even when his parents warn him against going to see the humans,...

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RTX at Home Entertains Audiences Virtually for a Second Year

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 17, 2021

  Touted as “the world’s greatest" animation, gaming and entertainment event, RTX returns for its 11th year, with a second digital alternative to its annual convention RTX at Home July 8-17. Conference...

Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) looks through his bodega's window to watch Washington Heights' residents dancing in the street.(Courtesy HBO Max)

‘In the Heights’ Shines Cinematically, Speaks to Representation in Hollywood

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer June 14, 2021

  A cinematic celebration of Washington Heights and Latin and Hispanic culture, the new movie “In the Heights” is an experience you do not want to miss. This film was directed by Jon M. Chu,...

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Music Movie Round-Up: Films You Don’t Want to Miss

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 9, 2021

  In his book "High Fidelity," author Nick Hornby wrote, “What came first, the music or the misery?” as his hopelessly romantic protagonist, record store owner Rob, revisited his failed relationships...