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Jack Irv and Larry Miller in Giants Being Lonely (2019)

REVIEW: “Giants Being Lonely” puts crying in North Carolina baseball

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer April 22, 2021
Filmed and taking place in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the film has a lot to say about the oft-forgotten corners of small-town America—but the challenging editing style and moody atmosphere both result in a film that is not easy to recommend to general audiences.
Molly Gordon and Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby (2020).

REVIEW: The unsettling black comedy of “Shiva Baby”

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer April 9, 2021

The contained thriller isn’t a new idea in the general scope of cinema history. Many films have told the bulk of their stories within the constraint of a single time and location—comedies like “His...

Unite the Seven! Only we're missing someone, as

Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is a monumental superhero film fueled by passion

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer March 30, 2021
Soon after the theatrical cut’s release, fans began to petition and demand for a release of Snyder’s original cut of the film. In the midst of circulating rumors, Snyder confirmed its existence in 2019 and revealed that its release was up to Warner Bros to decide. A year later, it was announced that Warner Bros would be releasing the film on HBO Max in 2021 and that Snyder would receive additional funding to complete the film as he saw fit.
UNCW student creates docuseries during pandemic

UNCW student creates docuseries during pandemic

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Over the course of the fall 2020 semester, student Logan Harvey and friends filmed as much as they possibly could of their daily lives. They realized that it would be an abnormal semester and wanted to...

Best of Visions: What to expect from this year’s film festival

Best of Visions: What to expect from this year’s film festival

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

As we approach the one year mark since the initial COVID-19 lockdown, it’s not surprising that many events are still opting for virtual settings as opposed to continuing with in-person gatherings.  Among...

Alan S. Kim, left, Steven Yeun, Noel Cho and Yeri Han in A24's

REVIEW: ‘Minari’ cultivates a future for Asian-American filmmaking

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Great Asian-American films aren’t exactly a dime a dozen. Hollywood rarely makes films with a majority cast of Asian-ethnic actors (though there are some notable exceptions such as ‘The Joy Luck Club,’...

Maddie Ziegler in

Why critics are calling for Sia’s movie “Music” to be excluded from the Golden Globes

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Sia’s new movie “Music” has amassed so much controversy, a viral petition to have the film condemned by the industry and for it’s two Golden Globe nominations to be rescinded is circulating the...

The 2020 film, Nomadland.

REVIEW: ‘Nomadland’ drives off into the sunset

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The politics and discourse of the pandemic have been anything but consistent, but one thing that’s stayed rigid for months has been the rapturous critical reception of Chloé Zhao’s poetic drama film...

Brenna Flanagan, Addison Hamlet, Dajah Glenn, and Kara Shoup perform in Psychosis.

REVIEW: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ is a mind-bending success

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNCW theatre department has continued to dedicate themselves to putting on excellent performances, working with top-tier material and displaying great production...

Kara Shoup and the cast of UNCW's production of

UNCW Theatre Department to perform “4:48 Psychosis”

Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW’s theatre department is performing “4:48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane in the Cultural Arts Building and on a livestream. The live performances will be on February 18-21, the 25-28, at 8 p.m., and...

Whether Agnes (Kathryn Hahn, center) is Agnes Harkness or not, her amazing performance as the generic

The biggest moments from the latest episodes of “WandaVision”

Boyce Rucker February 16, 2021

Since Marvel Studios made its Disney+ debut with “WandaVision” in January, it has been universally praised by critics and viewers alike for its daringly unique take on the MCU mythos. The series follows...

LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

REVIEW: “Judas & the Black Messiah” is masterfully executed, timely and liberating

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer February 15, 2021

Although historical biopics serve as a retelling of history’s brightest or darkest moments, they also serve as a message that not much has changed in the present day. Released on Feb. 12, 2021, to theaters...

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