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Sundance: In ‘Honey Boy,’ Shia LaBeouf Interrogates Himself

Sundance: In ‘Honey Boy,’ Shia LaBeouf Interrogates Himself

By Josh Petersen

February 1, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Honey Boy,” the camera flashes quickly between a young actor filming scenes of blockbuster films and his increasingly destructive behavior off-screen. Soon, the audience is not sure what is acting and what is reality until the chaos ends in a destructive car crash...

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

By Alaikia Marielle

February 1, 2019

  Set in the Summer of Sam, "The Wolf Hour," which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, stars Naomi Watts ("King Kong") as June Leigh, a once flourishing feminist author stricken with crippling agoraphobia, who confines herself to her late grandmother's South Bronx apartment after the fa...

Sundance: ‘Apollo 11’ Sheds New Light on the Moon Mission With Never Before Seen Footage

Sundance: ‘Apollo 11’ Sheds New Light on the Moon Mission With Never Before Seen Footage

By Alaikia Marielle

January 29, 2019

  “Apollo 11” is a visually breathtaking film documenting the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon, perfectly capturing the excitement, anxiety and anticipation of what is arguably one of history’s greatest human achievements. Described by the filmmakers as “Dunkirk in space,” the ...

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

By Alaikia Marielle

January 29, 2019

  “Give Me Liberty” is a thoughtful and ambitious film about the real and often messy lives that real people live. Based on the experiences of Russia-born director Kirill Mikhanovsky, “Give Me Liberty” is a creative exploration of immigrants making it in America and of how marginali...

Sundance: What to Watch For

Sundance: What to Watch For

By Josh Petersen

January 29, 2019

  Over the next two weeks, thousands of visitors will flock to snowy Park City for something other than the town’s famous ski resorts. For movie fans, the ideal winter destination is the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3 this year. It is the largest independent film festival in the United States. Founded in 1978, the Sundance Film Festival is arguably the most not...

Opening Up the Oscars: Nominations Snubs and Surprises

Opening Up the Oscars: Nominations Snubs and Surprises

By Palak Jayswal

January 24, 2019

  The 2019 Oscar Nominations were announced by hosts Kumail Nanijiani and Tracee Ellis Ross on Tuesday morning at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. While the range of films nominated may be widespread, there were quite a few snubs and surprises in various categories this year — especi...

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

By Josh Petersen

January 15, 2019

  Even though the ceremony is not until Feb. 24, Oscars season arrived months ago. Races for the most prestigious categories have already had plenty of ups and downs, as some expected favorites flopped and other underdogs turned into serious contenders. Here are some details to look out for before...

New Year, New TV

New Year, New TV

By Madge Slack

January 14, 2019

  Somehow, some way, HBO has managed to come out of nowhere and steal the hearts of people around the globe. Their shows are unmatched in acting, quality and expense— the perks of having more money than God. Their only shortcoming is how long it takes them to put out a new season and it see...

Celebrate Christmas with Classic Cartoons

Celebrate Christmas with Classic Cartoons

By Rohit Singh

December 3, 2018

  It’s December, it’s almost Christmas and it’s time to dive into watching holiday specials. If you are still not feeling the Christmas spirit bubbling inside you, then these cartoon Christmas specials can certainly help. Cartoons capture the essence of the festive season perfectly. They...

Name One: Native American Celebrities

Name One: Native American Celebrities

By Josh Petersen

November 27, 2018

  Try this thought experiment: Name one major Native American celebrity. For me, this task was alarmingly difficult. The people I could think of were either barely famous or historical figures from hundreds of years ago. In an era when diversity and representation are increasingly hot-button...

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