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Cucalorus Film Review: 'Dramarama' is a sweet coming-of-age tale
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 25, 2020

Films concerning the relationships and struggles of modern American high schoolers are a dime a dozen—but very few high school movies attempt...

REVIEW: Hulu
REVIEW: Hulu's latest horror-thriller 'Run' takes a new approach to mother-daughter relationships
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • November 22, 2020

In recent years, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that the 2010s have had an abundance of thrillers that began leaning into the realm...

The character Devi in a still from "Freeland"
The Cucalorus Film Festival shows "Freeland" at UNCW's Curbside Cinema
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 21, 2020

Earlier this year, the reputable SXSW Film Festival of Austin, Texas was thrown into a whirlwind of inconvenience spurred by the emergence of...

Cucalorus Film Review: "Drought" at the drive-in
Cucalorus Film Review: "Drought" at the drive-in
Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer • November 17, 2020
“Drought,” a movie defined by its charm, meaningful creative vision and compelling narrative of sibling love both pleasantly surprised me and gave me warm feelings towards a home I have always taken for granted. While the acting in the movie leaves something to be desired, its characters are charming and relatable.
It’s August in Paris, people are on vacation, even the theater was all mine..
15 top rated movies and series of 2020
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • November 17, 2020

As 2020 has been a year plagued by many delays for films and theater closings, many can’t even begin to recall the last movie they watched,...

Cucalorus Film Review: "Beast Beast"
Cucalorus Film Review: "Beast Beast"
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 16, 2020

The Cucalorus Film Festival is now in full swing, as selections have begun to premiere both in-person at Curbside Cinema and online through...

Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing
Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 7, 2020
Perhaps Wilmington’s most important annual film event, Cucalorus is especially known for showcasing eclectic short films and feature films that attendees may otherwise never have a chance to see. And in the footsteps of renowned festivals such as Venice and Toronto, Cucalorus has opted to screen films despite the pandemic—only this time, they’ve taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of the patrons.
REVIEW: The controversy of "Borat 2"
REVIEW: The controversy of "Borat 2"
Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer • November 4, 2020
Presenting itself as offensive and satirical as ever, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (2020) provides an effective and brilliantly laughable look at the current United States of America on a journey with Kazakhstan’s most bigoted, yet hilarious journalist. 
REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success
REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • October 28, 2020
The "Trial of the Chicago 7" is worth your time. It is likely that it’s the one film to be released all year that’s the most relevant to America’s current condition. It is a nuanced, impartial, and truthful telling of one of America’s most important legal cases—with great performances and strong execution to boot.
The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix
The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix
Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
I think I have earned the title of “Netflix Comedy Special Aficionado” and I feel the world deserves to benefit from this knowledge. After all, shouldn’t something other than my much-improved sense of humor and ability to reference any comedy sketch come from all of those hours of binging comedy specials? I think so.
Janelle Monae in "Antebellum."
REVIEW: 'Antebellum' is a means for Hollywood to profit off racial commentary
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • October 17, 2020
'Antebellum' has good intentions, boldly proclaiming the fact that racism still exists in today’s America, but the film ultimately suffers from languid pacing, clunky writing, and poor direction.
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REVIEW: 'Emily in Paris' is the show we love to hate
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • October 17, 2020
The series is a frothy 10-episode ode to millennials and an American ideal of Paris. There is little in the show that holds ties to reality. It’s as if the show’s creator, Darren Star—known for “Sex and the City”—sought to create a fantasy experience completely removed from the realities of being a 20-something abroad in Paris. 
Main stage of Thalian Hall
Thalian Hall to reopen as a movie theater
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • October 15, 2020
Along with traditional multiplexes, Thalian Hall closed their theater in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the implication of Phase 3 in North Carolina, Thalian Hall has made the decision to relaunch Cinematique, a screening of artistic and international films, complete with necessary safety precautions.
Are movie theaters an endangered species?
Are movie theaters an endangered species?
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • October 11, 2020
All of the events surrounding the theaters’ circumstances simply affirm the notion of an uncertain future for theatrical exhibition—especially at a time when theatrical exhibition had already been in trouble prior to the pandemic.
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The Seahawk's ultimate Halloween watchlist 2020
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • October 1, 2020
Are you in the mood for some spooky movies and shows to get ready for Halloween? This list has you covered. From creepy classics to bloodcurdling horrors, put on your costume, make some hot chocolate and always have a friend nearby as you enjoy these Halloween favorites! 

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