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Best films of 2018

Best films of 2018

December 30, 2018

The year is coming to an end and as we look back on what we’ve been through in our lives, whether it be a bad break up or finally graduating college, let’s also take a look back at what the wonderf...

Why can’t we just have fun at the movies?

Why can’t we just have fun at the movies?

December 12, 2018

While critics are often known for being harsh in their reviews, audiences are becoming worse when it comes to the quality of a film, which raises the question: What’s wrong with just having a good t...

Film director works toward filling the frame with documentary ‘Half the Picture’

Film director works toward filling the frame with documentary ‘Half the Picture’

December 12, 2018

The dimly lit University Theatre was equal parts animated voices and bent necks as students stared intently at their smartphones. The crowd erupted into applause as film director Amy Adrion alongside J...

The one with the $100 million deal

The one with the $100 million deal

December 11, 2018

It’s no secret that Netflix is not the only streaming service out there, but how many different services does this world really need? The internet and I freaked out when Netflix announced that they ...

Movie studios are wasting money on marketing budgets and setting up failures

Movie studios are wasting money on marketing budgets and setting up failures

November 28, 2018

Critic and audience reviews used to be the key factors in viewing how successful a film was, but now the only thing that matters are box office numbers. Although this is not as problematic for smal...

Retro Review: The newest Grinch film diminishes from his louring predecessors

Retro Review: The newest Grinch film diminishes from his louring predecessors

November 25, 2018

In the 61 years the world has known Dr. Seuss’ Grinch there is one thing all the different grinches had in common: they were mean. They all hated Christmas and the people of Whoville. However, the ne...

‘Overlord’ is a bloody thrill ride from start to finish

‘Overlord’ is a bloody thrill ride from start to finish

November 12, 2018

For the past few years, World War II dramas have taken a very conventional approach to their storytelling, focusing on either a key political figure fighting from an office, a few boots on the ground or pl...

The 1990 version of ‘It’ is not a work of horror art

The 1990 version of ‘It’ is not a work of horror art

Grant Hermanns, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

When you’re a child, movies such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Poltergeist” and “The Exorcist” were scarring and kept you up at night, fearing that the entities seen would come and get...