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‘1917’ Review: Last Man Standing

'1917' Review: Last Man Standing

Andrew Gu, Aaron Hsu, and Prateek Yadav

February 3, 2020

1917 is a cinematic masterpiece, not only through its revolutionary camera work but also for its soulful storytelling and incredible audio design. A multitude of factors justifies this film’s whopping 10 Oscar nominations.   Cinematography - Andrew:  Legendary cinematographer Roger...

‘Frozen II’ Movie Review: Please Let it Go

Prateek Yadav, Opinion Staff

December 6, 2019

I didn’t walk into the theater with many expectations, but Frozen II still managed to disappoint me- here’s why.   Virtually every reason why I didn’t enjoy this movie comes down to the very simple fact that it is a sequel. First, and foremost, I didn’t think Frozen needed a sequel...

Parasite Movie Review: A Tragicomedy For the Ages

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Andrew Gu, Opinion Section Editor

December 4, 2019

Parasite, directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, has made its American release in theaters after stirring up quite the positive buzz beforehand. This film tells a socially conscious tale about class divides and the realities that each one faces. It features a down-on-their-luck, basement-dwe...

‘The Wind Rises’ Movie Review: Make Love, Not War

Japanese release poster; All Images from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki

Prateek Yadav, Opinion Staff

November 20, 2019

I recently decided to watch some Studio Ghibli films, those of which are generally reputed for their charming stories and gorgeous 2D animation. I had always known of these movies, regularly seeing references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Ponyo. These films have a beautiful yet straightfo...

Joker Review: Put On A Happy Face

Credit: www.usatoday.com, Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.

Andrew Gu, Opinion Section Editor

October 14, 2019

Send in the clowns, for Gotham's iconic villain, has made his origin story debut in all of its haunting, masterful beauty. Given the dark nature of the character, this movie is unapologetic in its telling of the Joker's tragic, yet intriguing upbringing, and there is a lot to praise here. All of the ...

The Shape of Water: Relating to an incomprehensible romance

Despite the marvelous acting and aesthetic of the film, Del Toro is not capable of crafting a relatable romance.  This post contains spoilers regarding the plot of the film.

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water not only won best picture at the 90th academy awards, but the film also won multiple Oscars for direction, music, and production design. In a cold war time period, the film features a trio of societally oppressed friends, the main protagonist being a mute gi...

“Love, Simon” is the movie that today’s teens have been hoping for

Love, Simon poster featuring Simon, portrayed by Nick Robinson, and his friends, portrayed by Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Katherine Langford, and Alexandra Shipp.

Emma North, Photography Editor

March 26, 2018

While there have been multiple successful movies that highlight LGBT characters and relationships, like Moonlight and Call Me by Your Name, these movies are typically aimed at older audiences with R ratings or more artistic audiences with showings only at arthouse theaters. In teen-aimed content, LGBT representation has a reputation for not going well, usually either having stereotypical one-sided characters or very sad storylines. In recent years this has been improving, but #buryyourgays is an undeniable trope. Some people think movies like Love, Simon aren’t necessary and that current teens won’t appreciate it but I disagree. Love, Simon provides semi-realistic positive content for teens, whether or not they’re gay, Love, Simon is a fun relatable story, and positive relatable role-models are never unneeded when you’re growing up.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”: a golden movie but a silver sequel

Emma North, Photography Editor

November 30, 2017

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” was the surprise hit of 2015, making 414.4 million dollars total in the box office worldwide and was the second highest grossing movie the weekend it premiered - only topped by “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The first movie set high standards for the highly anticipate...

La La Land’s surprising audience

This musical taking place in LA has experienced extreme success

Bryan McKnight, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

La La Land is soaring into Oscar season with 14 nominations, putting it on par with Titanic for the most nominations ever. But why is La La Land so popular? Typically, musicals are enjoyed by a niche group, and yet La La Land has managed to capture a surprisingly large audience. Of course an Oscar nomi...

Zootopia review: Disney impresses yet again with socially conscious, animated hit

Zootopia provides all of the usual Disney charm, but with a surprising message that has many people talking.

Jordan Meaker, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2016

Entering the theater to view Zootopia on Sunday, I knew next to nothing about Disney's newest animated flick, except for that Jason Bateman was in it and it received impressively high ratings on IMDB (8.4 out of 10, the same score as movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Citizen Kane, for comparison...