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Riz Ahmed as Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal. (Courtesy Amazon Studios)

Opening Up the Oscars: Finding Stillness in ‘Sound of Metal’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 17, 2021

  In Rochester, New York, there is a community comprised of around 90,000 deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Communities like this are spread throughout the continental United States, but Rochester...

Oscars statuettes. (Courtesy Flickr)

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Mank’ Unpacks the Politics Behind the Making of ‘Citizen Kane’

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 16, 2021

  With 10 Academy Award nominations, “Mank” is hardly an unsung favorite this Oscar season. There is, however, something very subtle about the way director David Fincher tells this story, balancing...

Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. (Courtesy Lucasfilm)

The Accidentally Perfect Campiness of the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer April 11, 2021

  For movies that get consistently scathing reviews from fans and critics alike, you’d think the “Star Wars” prequels would have been forgotten by now. “The Phantom Menace” is ranked...

King Kong and Godzilla facing off in Godzilla vs. Kong. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Smashes Pandemic-Era Box Office Records Worldwide

By Paige Gardner , Assistant Arts Editor April 11, 2021

Warning: Contains spoilers for "Godzilla vs. Kong"   The action-packed blockbuster "Godzilla vs. Kong," directed by Adam Wingard, is well on its way to becoming the most successful movie released...

Over the Moon (Courtesy Netflix)

‘Over the Moon’ is an Underrated and Diverse Masterpiece

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 5, 2021

  “Over the Moon” is the newest film collaboration between international Pearl Studio, Netflix Animation and Sony Pictures, and is a recent addition to the string of animated movie musicals...

Zack Snyders Justice League (Courtesy HBO Max)

The Return of Justice in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 3, 2021

  In 2017, fans were left extremely disappointed by the film “Justice League.” It was a confused, muddled mess of CGI, bad writing and little artistic vision. There was an understandable spark...

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Promo Image (Courtesy Disney+)

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Tackles Trauma and Change in Pilot

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 3, 2021

Content warning: contains spoilers for "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier"   Marvel’s latest spin-off TV series, "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" began airing on Disney+ March 19. Starring...

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March Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt I've always been a huge fan of Marvel — the comics, characters, cinematic universe and now, their newest TV shows. This month brought a tear-jerking end to "WandaVision," a show...

From left to right, child stars Brian Austin Green, Stephen Dorff and Soleil Moon Frye. (Courtesy STX Entertainment)

‘Kid 90’: Teenage Life After Childhood Stardom

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer March 28, 2021

  Soleil Moon Frye gained stardom at just seven years old from her portrayal of Penelope “Punky” Brewster in the hit '80s sitcom “Punky Brewster.” Now, more than 30 years since the show's...

A Progress Pride Flag hangs from a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 21, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

A YouTuber for All LGBTQ+ Film Geeks: Rowan Ellis

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer March 27, 2021

  From “36 TV characters who should have been gay” to “Liberation vs Assimilation in Queer Cinema,” the YouTube videos of Rowan Ellis are informative, fun and yes — very gay. Ellis...