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Sunday, October 22, 2017

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is anything but legendary

The legend of King Arthur and Excalibur is an amazing tale of a child born of royal blood who, after discovering his lineage, must reclaim his throne which rightfully belongs to him. As for...

“Logan” boldly bids Marvel icon farewell

Calling “Logan” a superhero film betrays its most human elements. The title alone distinguishes itself as a more grounded, matured tale of a man with a looming past seeking to catch up to him....

89th Academy Awards Review

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony stirred considerable controversy when Faye Dunaway, the presenter for the Best Picture award, erroneously declared “La La Land” as the victor over “Moonlight” — the true winner. But that...

Project Almanac: The Butterfly Effect for Dumb People

If I had a time machine, I would go back in time and destroy the script for “Inception” — not because I dislike the film, as I think Christopher Nolan is one of the...

Lovecraftian body horror film “The Void” is excellent genre fun

Here’s the thing about cult movies: They don’t (or, at least, they shouldn’t) try to force their way into cult cinema history. That’s why movies like “The Greasy Strangler” fail — cult status is...

“The Dictator” Movie Review

“The Dictator” is the first feature written by Sacha Baron Cohen that is not focused on one of the personalities that he created on “Da Ali G Show.” Also setting it apart from his...

“Zoolander 2” has lost its Blue Steel

Everyone who watched the original “Zoolander” movie will always remember the “school for ants,” “Dere-lick-my-balls” from the face-off scene and last but certainly not least, the Blue Steel Magnum look that was so beautiful...

“Raw”: As classy and pensive as it is savage and uncomfortable

Raw (adj.): (of a material or a substance) In its natural state; unprocessed; a French-Belgian film directed by Julia Ducournau starring Garance Marillier infamous for causing two viewers at Toronto International Film Festival to...

“The Circle” is anything but a provocative thriller

With today’s hit TV shows such as Netflix’s “Black Mirror” and USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” showcasing the dangerous grip technology has on our society nowadays, I walked into the theater with a hope that...

Middle East and Islamic Studies hosts screening of documentary “Tickling Giants”

On Wednesday, May 31 in INTS 1128, the Middle East and Islamic Studies program hosted a screening of the film “Tickling Giants,” a harrowing documentary about Bassam Youssef’s (a former doctor that has been...