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The Best-Best Picture Breakdown

An Analysis of Oscar-Worthy Movies On April 25, a movie-going year characterized by disruption will be capped by an industry mainstay: the Oscars. While there is sure to be social distancing, masking, and Zoom calls, the ceremony itself is yet another wonderful step toward normalcy.

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The Gay ‘90s

Four romantic comedies that are bursting with rainbows When a homosexual couple or any member of the LGBTQ+ community sits down to watch a movie that reflects themselves, they must wade through a sea of tragic stories to find something lighthearted.  Much of this community’s

I Care A Lot is a Lot in the Perfect Way

Standout performances make it a perfect watch       Fans of dark comedy will be thoroughly impressed with J Blakeson’s most recent film, I Care A Lot, which merges the genre with that of an action thriller. The movie first premiered on the festival

A Life On Our Planet Gives Humanity a Choice

The sixth mass extinction When the Apollo 8 mission first launched, David Attenborough, an acclaimed broadcaster and natural historian, recalled being in a television studio and getting to see the world isolated in space vicariously through the eyes of the astronauts. “Our home was not

Escape to A Feral World by Professor David Liban

For the last four years, Professor David Liban collaborated with students, colleagues, and family to craft the post-apocalyptic film A Feral World. With an accomplished record in filmmaking, earning an Emmy with Mortal Lessons in 2010, Liban is also the Department Chair of Film in

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Boys State delivers a thrilling look at young politicians

In 1934, the Illinois Department of the American Legion created a program aimed at getting young men interested in politics. By 1940, the program, known as Boys State, spread to Texas, where the biggest iteration of the original idea still operates annually. The Apple Original

Scream still holds the horror crown

Fans are still screaming When studying the horror genre of film, there are many features that could be considered the greatest horror film of all time. The first few that come to mind are classics like Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), John Carpenter’s Halloween (1979), and

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Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition

Watch cat videos for a good cause For the past few years, theaters all across America have shown the CatVideoFest, a feature-length compilation of the cutest cat videos out there. But the event isn’t simply profiting off of people paying to see cat videos in a