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“Horse Girl” disconnects completely from reality

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William Becker, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Horse Girl” made its debut on Jan. 27 at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and on Feb. 7, it was brought straight to Netflix. The film might have one of the most unfortunate name choices I have ever seen, thanks to Urban Dictionary and various searches on DuckDuckGo. Sure, horses are slightly rel...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana’ reminds us of her humanity

Netflix's new Taylor Swift documentary,

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Taylor Swift released her documentary, "Miss Americana," on Netflix on Jan. 31, 2020. The documentary chronicles Swift’s life from her beginnings as an artist to where she is now in her career. At just 30-years-old, Swift is one of the best-selling artists in the past decade and now. This also means...

“1917” is a bleak but brilliant masterpiece

George MacKay in “1917.”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

So far in the 2019-2020 awards season, "1917" has emerged as a much more serious factor than some prognosticators had previously foreseen. So far, it has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the award body’s drama category, as well as the main feature film prize of the Producer’s Guild Awards....

Richard Jewell’s story reemerges with Clint Eastwood’s new film

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William Becker, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

During the 1996 Summer Olympics, Richard Jewell was employed as an AT&T security guard at Centennial Olympic Park. On July 26, 1996, Jewell discovered a bomb in the park near a crowd of people watching a late-night musical performance. His discovery of the bomb saved hundreds of lives and he was o...

Adam Sandler in a new role in “Uncut Gems”

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William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Adam Sandler might be one of the most hated actors of all time. Sure, Sandler has starred in some classic comedies and the occasional “dramatic comedy,” with movies like “Punch-Drunk Love,” the career-defining “Billy Madison” that would end up creating the mold for many of his later charac...

SATIRE: I’m sorry “Cats”

Francesca Hayward as Victoria, center, and Laurie Davidson as Mr. Mistoffelees, right, in 'Cats.' (Universal Pictures/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

I am sorry to anyone who spent money on tickets on “Cats,” I really am. Who hurt you? Did you not see the trailers for this movie and think, “Wow, what an abomination?” I am also so deeply sorry for the people who got into the theater and did not walk out after the first thirty minutes. I feel a dee...

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is abysmal

From left, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey and John Boyega as Finn in

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 28, 2019

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers for the first eight Star Wars movies, but not “The Rise of Skywalker.” In 1977, George Lucas brought the first Star Wars movie to theaters with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford as the leads. Just three years later, the sequel, “The Emp...

“Marriage Story” is Netflix’s most beautiful release

Scarlett Johansson, left, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver in the movie

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

It is said that family lawyers see good people in their worst moments. “Marriage Story” is a fantastic example of morally sound people being awful to each other in the name of holding a family together. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, ...

“Parasite” and the rise of South Korean cinema

The Kim family (From left: Choi Woo-shik Choi, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin and Park So-dam) in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

We are currently experiencing a golden age of South Korean cinema. A slew of international hits have poured out of the country over the course of the decade: "Train to Busan," "The Wailing," "The Handmaiden" and "Burning" are just a few of South Korea’s films making names for themselves on the international...

“Harriet”: a symbol for the American mythos

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and Aria Brooks as Anger at age 8 in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

With the way things have shaken out for small wide-release films at the 2019 box office, it is a small miracle "Harriet" was able to capture the hearts of moviegoers when similar films have fallen short. The film received an A+ CinemaScore from audience members, going on to garner $11.7 million in its...

“El Camino”: a wonderful epilogue to the “Breaking Bad” universe

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Photo by Ben Rothstein, Tribune News Service.

William Becker, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

It has been over six years since "Breaking Bad’s" final episode aired, and four years since the first episode of the spinoff prequel series, "Better Call Saul." Both series have generally received critical acclaim, so when fans learned that a movie set in the universe was coming to Netflix, the reac...

“The Farewell”: A truly great film

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Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

"The Farewell" Review: A Great Film, No Lie  “The Farewell,” American writer and director Lulu Wang’s second feature-length film, premiered last January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it quickly became the recipient of critical acclaim and a distribution deal with the venerable indepen...

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