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The Importance of ‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality’

Attorney Bryan Stevenson, 2019. Image via WikiMedia Commons

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 26, 2020

  “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” is a documentary film that depicts the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has worked to change America’s current justice system to give all Americans equal liberty and justice. The film recently won a Peabody Award for b...

Celebrating Pride Month With Film

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 14, 2020

  Pride month is a time to celebrate and increase visibility of the LGBTQ community. Members of the LGBTQ community have long faced terrible amounts of hate, discrimination and exclusion. Because of this, June is an important month to remember how far society has come in terms of love and acceptance....

‘The King of Staten Island’ Doesn’t Have It Figured Out

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By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

June 14, 2020

  This article contains mild spoilers for “The King of Staten Island.” The new film “The King of Staten Island” tells the story of Scott Carlin, a twenty-four year old stoner freeloading in his mom’s basement after grappling with the traumatic loss of his father at a young age. ...

‘Chemo Brain’ Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

Adam Ild Rohweder appears in Chemo Brain by Kristian Håskjold, an official selection of the Indie Episodic program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jesper Duelund.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  What's the most you can accomplish in eight days? For myself, this depends on the week at hand — I might get a project finished, meet with some friends or read a few books. However, I can hardly imagine accomplishing what screenwriter and director Kristian Håskjold managed to achieve in...

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

Alison Brie appears in Horse Girl by Jeff Baena, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Some of the greatest mind-bending films ask us questions about how to differentiate between the real and the unreal, from "Inception" to "The Truman Show" to "The Matrix." How often, however, do we face such dilemmas in real life? For many people suffering from mental illness, it can be especially...

Cinema Globetrotting: Free Movies to Watch From Around the World

(Illustration by David Onwukeme | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Abigail Bowe, Arts Writer

January 16, 2020

  Many compelling films hide amidst foreign language and independent titles which don't make it straight away to commercial availability in the United States. Oftentimes, U.S. viewers only become aware of these movies when they break into an Academy Award nomination, make a major splash at big prem...

‘Aladdin’ Remake Makes Key Improvements While Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes

Palace of Agrabah illustration. Courtesy of Pixabay

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 26, 2019

  Warning: this review contains spoilers. “Aladdin” was surprisingly less-cringe worthy than I expected it to be. Disney’s 2019 string of live-action remakes, beginning with “Dumbo” last March and ending with “The Lion King” this July, seems like just another attempt to bring i...

Reminisce with Movies this Summer

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By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 19, 2019

  The best movies are ones which spark memories from the past. Remakes and sequels of childhood favorites, a story about a celebrity who was popular before you were even born, the finale of a decade-long project and throwbacks to the good old middle school and high school days all have one t...

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

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By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

May 13, 2019

  This article is spoiler free. It's not common that I walk out of a movie theater with a clear, non-conflicted opinion of a film. I've mastered the art of nitpicking and can usually find something wrong with the acting, the cinematography, poorly written dialogue or plot points, lack of character deve...

“Captain Marvel” Blasts Off Despite Initial Backlash

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By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

March 10, 2019

  “Captain Marvel” faced a boycott, an onslaught of criticisms and even faked negative reviews before its release on Thursday, March 7. Online, countless voices attacked the casting of Brie Larson in the lead role of Captain Marvel along with Marvel’s trend towards producing more diverse m...

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