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Are Movies Becoming Longer?

By Graham Jones, Arts Writer, Audio Producer August 7, 2023

  Do you remember how you felt when you learned that “Avengers: Endgame” was a three-hour-long film? I recall seeing an article announcing it on X, formally known as Twitter that made me ecstatic....

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‘Past Lives’: A Timeless and Instant Classic

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor July 11, 2023

  About five years ago, at the end of the summer, I went on a blind date. We both worked, so we met after midnight at an old lookout I knew. We sat on a blanket and watched headlights dance across...

Kanye West in Jeen-Yuhs. (Courtesy

Sundance: ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ is a Kanye Documentary for the Super-Fans

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor January 25, 2022

  Kanye West — he’s a rapper, producer, fashionista, father, husband and all-around cultural phenomenon. Even if you don’t listen to his music, you are no doubt familiar with his over-the-top,...

Karen Gillan in Dual. 
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Sundance: ‘Dual’ Fascinates with Darkness and Obscurity

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor January 23, 2022

  Riley Stearns has proven a unique and interesting addition to the world of off-kilter indie cinema. While I have only seen two of his three feature films, Stearns' distinctive style oozes through...

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Sundance: ‘After Yang’ is a Refreshing and Beautiful Addition to the Science Fiction Catalogue

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor January 22, 2022

  When any piece of cinema brands itself with the daunting label of science fiction, certain expectations are involuntarily assigned. As an audience, we have become so accustomed to killer robots...

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore in When You Finish Saving the World. 

Sundance: Jesse Eisenberg’s Directorial Debut ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ is a Touching Exploration of Self-Worth

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor January 22, 2022

  In 2002, Jesse Eisenberg made his cinematic acting debut in "Roger Dodger." His quick-witted, razor-sharp quirky style quickly became adored and his career began to skyrocket. With a range of...

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‘Nightmare Alley’ is a Wonderfully Dark Reminder that Everyone is Horrible

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor January 12, 2022

  I’ve always had a slight obsession with sleight of hand magic tricks. The moment of disbelief in someone’s eyes when they’ve successfully been tricked is insanely satisfying. For a split...

Members of the Arts Desk

Starting a New Year: The Arts Desk on Their Past Favorites and Pieces To Look Forward To

  Here on the Arts Desk of the Chronicle, we talk about art. A lot. While 2020 shut down many creative productions as COVID-19 and its subsequent stops, restrictions and shutdowns rose, 2021 brought...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Creepy and Cutting

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Creepy and Cutting

By Sara Gillett, Arts Writer October 31, 2021

  On Oct. 1, the new Marvel movie, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," released in the United States. It is the third Marvel movie this year, and these new releases have not been disappointing. Although...

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‘Dune’: Villeneuve’s Epic Adaptation, Deserving of the Big Screen

By Luke Jackson, Arts Editor October 25, 2021

  Since his 2016 film "Arrival," Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has been slowly drifting into the harsh wastelands of science-fiction cinema. A warzone dominated by the likes of "Star Wars"...

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