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Events Board is Here to Help U

Events Board is Here to Help U

By Madge Slack

February 25, 2019

  ASUU plans more events in a year than the average student realizes. Their events board puts together 30-32 events per year and ASUU altogether puts together around 60, which the events board also helps to coordinate. There are 14 different boards within ASUU and each board has a series of ...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘The Favourite’ Offers a Genuinely Original Twist on British History

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘The Favourite’ Offers a Genuinely Original Twist on British History

By Josh Petersen

February 23, 2019

  Somewhere deep in its twisted DNA, beneath the violence and cynicism and pitch-black humor, Yorgos Lanthimos’ film, “The Favourite,” is a rags-to-riches story in the vein of Cinderella and Cardi B. In the early 1700s, the down-on-her-luck Abigail Hill (Emma Stone) begins work at the palace...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘A Star is Born’ Brings the Classic Romance to a New Generation

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘A Star is Born’ Brings the Classic Romance to a New Generation

By Marshall Falkner

February 23, 2019

  Warning: This review contains spoilers for "A Star is Born."  "A Star is Born," directed by Bradley Cooper, has been nominated for a number of Oscars, including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Bradley Cooper), Lead Actress (Lady Gaga), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Original Song (for "Sh...

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...

Banff Film Festival: Adventurers and Art Lovers Rejoice

Banff Film Festival: Adventurers and Art Lovers Rejoice

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

February 22, 2019

  Whether or not you consider yourself to be an “outdoorsy” person, The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival will leave you craving your own adventures. The festival began in 1976 and has been held as an international outdoor film competition and presentation every year since in Banff, Albe...

Stories of a Serial Killer: U Law Professor Remembers Ted Bundy

Stories of a Serial Killer: U Law Professor Remembers Ted Bundy

By Hannah Keating

February 18, 2019

  With the 30th anniversary of his execution, serial killer Ted Bundy has reentered the news. The hypnotizing story of a seemingly-clean-cut law student convicted of nearly 30 homicides continues to be told by none other than the media giant Netflix. The recently released docuseries “Conversa...

Opening Up the Oscars: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Has Little Chance of Breaking Free from Bryan Singer’s Allegations

Opening Up the Oscars: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Has Little Chance of Breaking Free from Bryan Singer’s Allegations

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

February 15, 2019

“Bohemian Rhapsody” has been awarded Oscar nominations in five categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor, but it only deserves awards for “Worst Directing” and “Greatest Attempt at Being a Crowd-Pleaser.” The biopic pursues the story of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek...

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

By Christopher Payne

February 14, 2019

  "Happy Death Day 2U" isn’t a good movie. The characters are shallow with little to no development. The narrative has a lot of potential that is entirely lost in poor writing and disappointing plot twists. As a horror film, it relies exclusively on the predictable jump scares that defined...

Opening up the Oscars: With ‘Roma,’ Netflix Enters the Best Picture Race

Opening up the Oscars: With ‘Roma,’ Netflix Enters the Best Picture Race

By Madge Slack

February 13, 2019

  The first-ever Netflix original movie to be nominated for best picture, “Roma,” has been hailed a triumph by critics and viewers alike. Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who won Academy Awards for both directing and film editing for “Gravity,” “Roma” was released to high...

Faith and Films at Sundance

Faith and Films at Sundance

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 13, 2019

  The Sundance Film Festival isn’t the first place that you’d think that a group of Christians would gather. Sundance is more known for pride, celebrity and cutting-edge films than for explorations of faith. For the organizers and attendees of the 2019 Windrider Forum, however, Sundance is a p...

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