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A look back at “Blade Runner”

Otis Hixon, Staff

December 16, 2019

“Blade Runner” (1982) is a convoluted mess. With seven different cuts of the movie, it’s nearly impossible to get a definitive interpretation from the film, but the beauty of “Blade Runner” lies in this mystique; it poses...

First Impressions: The Dark Crystal – Age of Rebellion

Hunter Nerviani

November 29, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Rebellion” is an episodic prequel to its 1982 film edition by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. Released on Netflix on August 30, 2019, it’s clear from the first scene that the creators have st...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ refreshes satire

Otis Hixon, Staff

November 28, 2019

“Jojo Rabbit” is a charming coming of age story... set in Nazi Germany. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a ten-year-old German boy during WW2, and proud of it. He dreams of one day joining the ranks of the Third Reich, but o...

Lighthouse Review

Ella Richards

November 27, 2019

A gray, sickly sea dominates the screen - the sound of an engine fills your ears as a steamboat’s silhouette bobs into the scene. The camera turns to a shot from behind two men facing a desolate, rocky island. In the distance, ...

She stood tall but content fell short

Kyla Seeley, Copy Editor Jr.

November 11, 2019

The Netflix original “Tall Girl” accumulated significant backlash since its debut in mid-September. It deserved it.  The film follows six foot one – and a half – tall Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) who struggles to fit ...

“Joker” raises the bar for superhero movies

Otis Hixon, Staff

November 7, 2019

“Joker” is not for everyone. From the first scene, an oppressive depression saturates the film, and its unflinchingly deep dive into the stigmas around mental illness is disturbing and dark. It’s fantastic.  No matte...

“Ghostbusters” (2016) can’t compare to its predecessor

Aler Giffin, Staff

November 7, 2019

“Ghostbusters” (2016) is a modernized version of the original, made to fit gender and racial norms that are in our society today. The plot falls along the same lines as the original but doesn’t have the same euphoric fe...

“A Clockwork Orange” is disturbing beyond words

Adelina Merrell, Staff

November 7, 2019

“A Clockwork Orange” had its debut back in 1971, gaining notoriety for its disturbing imagery and seemingly thoughtless violence. Because of this film, it seems that people are more accustomed to violence portrayed on scree...

Downton Abbey; an instant classic

Adelina Merrell, Staff

October 4, 2019

Downton Abbey delivers the same glamour and riveting entertainment that the TV series perfected over its six seasons. The movie starts where the series left off, so character development and background are already well-establishe...

“IT: Chapter Two” is frighteningly horrible

Otis Hixon, Staff

October 4, 2019

“IT Chapter Two” was one of the most hilarious movies of the year. It tried its best to convince me that its relentless jump scares were frightening, but the poor use of CGI coupled with overbearing music and weak acting didn’t ...