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Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from "Lady Bird."
The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • June 9, 2021

There are a lot of movies on Netflix for your viewing, but to avoid endless searching through categories that just push the same titles over...

A man holds a film camera.
Wilmington's film industry begins the summer with four new productions
Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer • May 29, 2021
Several television shows and movies are set to film in Wilmington this summer including “Our Kind of People,” “Along for the Ride,” “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” and “Florida Man.”  
The cast of the "Psychosis" production on stage.
Check out the theatre department's 2021-2022 Mainstage season
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • May 25, 2021
Following two semesters marked by COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, UNCW’s theatre department has announced the Mainstage performances slated for the upcoming academic year. Four productions are designated for in-person showings in the Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre, though subject to change depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Angelina Jolie and Jon Bernthal in "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021).
REVIEW: 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' is a thriller incapable of igniting excitement and offering resolutions
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • May 19, 2021
Having been established as an original and expressive voice in modern cinema, it should not come as a surprise that major companies like Warner Bros. would seek him out. Released in theaters and to HBO Max on May 14, 2021, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is the latest feature film to be both co-written and directed by Sheridan. The film appears to be much more commercialized compared to his previous films; however, the film falls flat due to the degradation of what made his most notable films stand out.
Netzer on the beach.
Nikki Netzer's balancing act
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2021
Netzer has a penchant for optimism. That positive outlook helps when her job requires her to be online a lot, and it shows on her own social media. Every photo is posed just enough to look off guard, every thread of her messy bun perfectly styled. Despite her projected image, Netzer is thinking more about revealing the uncontrollable—especially now in this time of shared pain.  
Movers load a truck.
A guide to on-campus and off-campus housing for UNCW students
Emma Smith, Contributing Writer • May 17, 2021

Living on your own or with a couple of roommates for the first time can be an exciting stage for some students. Having the ability to self-sustain...

Michael B. Jordan in "Without Remorse"(2021).
'Without Remorse': Read the book instead
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • May 12, 2021
The film follows Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) after he returns to the U.S. after leading a covert mission in Syria that could cause an international conflict. As retaliation for his role in the mission, Kelly and his team are targeted at their U.S. homes by Russian operatives.
A shot from "Star Wars: The Bad Batch."
REVIEW: 'The Bad Batch' is an impressive addition to the "Star Wars' franchise
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • May 12, 2021
A spin-off of “The Clone Wars,'' “The Bad Batch” focuses on the titular squad of genetically enhanced clone troopers as they break from the ranks of the clone army after the execution of Order 66 and the emergence of the Galactic Empire. Unlike the majority of the clone army, the squad makes use of more creative and resourceful tactics when they’re engaged in battle while also displaying and acting on emotions with consideration to morality rather than simply following orders.
Chloé Zhao at an event for The Oscars (2021).
Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win Best Director at the Oscars, but China is not exactly thrilled about it
Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021
Zhao appeared to criticize the China of her childhood as a place "where there are lies everywhere” in an interview with American magazine Filmmaker back in 2013. In another interview with an Australian news outlet, she was misquoted in saying that the United States is ultimately her country.  Despite her being misquoted, China's online nationalists rushed to attack Zhao, accusing her of smearing China.
Shamier Anderson in Stowaway (2021).
REVIEW: 'Stowaway ' is a lifeless anomaly devoid of charm and complexity
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • April 29, 2021
“Stowaway” follows a space team that consists of medical researcher Zoe (Anna Kendrick),  ship captain Marina (Toni Collette) and biologist David (Daniel Dae Kim) as they embark on a two-year space mission to Mars. Sharing good camaraderie with one another, the team collaborates and functions well enough to have a well-thought plan and strategic use of resources that will ensure their survival throughout the mission. However, their mission is placed in jeopardy due to the discovery of a stowaway onboard named Michael (Shamier Anderson).
Jessie Mei Li in Shadow and Bone (2021).
REVIEW: Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' series is what a screen adaptation should look like
Kaylin Damico, Photography Editor • April 29, 2021
When a book gets a screen adaptation, there is always the fear that the world and the characters will not be portrayed properly. With Bardugo as an executive producer, Netflix was able to incorporate the important details to maintain the novel’s integrity on the screen. The first episode alone will have you entranced by the world of the “Grishaverse” and its characters.
"Nomadland" directed by Chloe Zhao.
What you should know about this year's Oscars
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • April 25, 2021
During the awards season each year, those who study and teach the art of filmmaking have varying opinions about the nominees and the ceremony itself. Professors, graduate students, and teaching assistants from UNCW’s s film department and theatre department were able to take the time to voice their thoughts on the ceremony.
Healing Generational Trauma conference unites Wilmington community and the arts
Healing Generational Trauma conference unites Wilmington community and the arts
Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer • April 24, 2021
The Healing Generational Trauma: A Community Arts Experience conference held on Saturday, April 17, focused on the trauma Black Americans face over multiple generations and the use of art as means of expressing this trauma. The conference was created under the Artivism For Social Change initiative fostered by the Office of the Arts and is available to view on the Arts at UNCW website.
Meghan McDonald (left) as Sally Talley and Davis Wood (right) as Matt Friedman.
UNCW's theatre department presents the ultimate rom-com 'Talley’s Folly'
Emma Smith, Contributing Writer • April 24, 2021
On Thursday, April 15, the UNCW Theatre Department hosted the opening night of their production, “Talley’s Folly.” Despite a limited in-person audience due to COVID-19 restrictions and a livestream for those who could not attend, the two-person cast has continuously wowed their audiences with their 90-minute rom-com.
The Gardening club and the 350 club want UNCW to divest from fossil fuels
The Gardening club and the 350 club want UNCW to divest from fossil fuels
Layla Culler, Contributing Writer • April 22, 2021
These two clubs have collaborated a few times and hope to do more together in the coming semesters. The 350 Club has helped the Gardening Club build and paint some of the raised beds and they both hope to host an event together this fall.  
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