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Oscar nominees rife with strange choices and poor diversity

Oscar nominees rife with strange choices and poor diversity

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 01/16/19 Award season is upon us once again, meaning it is the annual time of the year when everyone bickers over who among the most famous movie stars and entertainers do and don’t win little gold statues. The Oscars,  as of the last few years, have yet to fail  to […]

Cold War a chilling, unconventional, Oscar-worthy film

<em>Cold War</em> a chilling, unconventional, Oscar-worthy film

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/07/19 I did not hear about Cold War from trailers or online Oscar discussion. Rather, I first discovered the film on the T back to campus. Wedged between the seat in front of me and the wall was an issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As I unfolded the wrinkled-up paper […]

Oscar-winning movie uses sci-fi to exhibit compassion

Oscar-winning movie uses sci-fi to exhibit compassion

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/22/2018 Oscar season has officially come to a close with the honor of best picture awarded to Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. This film pairs a nautical man-creature with a mute custodian in a bizarre romance. While the film presents an original concept among today’s […]

Black Panther displays excellence in action, narrative

<em>Black Panther</em> displays excellence in action, narrative

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 02/22/2018 Welcome to the most pointless review in the world. I’m your host, an entitled white man who values his opinion too much, and I am here to tell you that Black Panther is good. Really good. As gaudy as the phrase is, “believe the hype” perfectly encapsulates my feelings […]

‘Phantom Thread’ weaves exquisite cinematography

‘Phantom Thread’ weaves exquisite cinematography

By Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 01/25/2018 From the mind behind Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love comes Paul Thomas Anderson’s all-around exquisite period piece, Phantom Thread. Phantom Thread revolves around designer and bachelor Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) who attracts a variety of women that serve as both short-term companions — and inspirations. […]