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The Night Of is harrowing portrait of American values

DEFIES STEREOTYPES AND DEMANDS NUANCE “Here’s the deal, Mr. Khan, and you know it. Whether you stabbed her or not, you could have saved her. This young woman who you barely knew, but who you say you liked. Did you kill her?” “I don’t know.”

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Legion wraps its first season on heroic high note

RIVALS ALL OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES There is certainly no shortage of superhero film and television, but very few shows devour its viewers quite like Legion does. Noah Hawley—the creator of the critically acclaimed television adaptation of the Coen Brothers film, Fargo—and FX have recently concluded

Dream Big: a look into wild imaginings made real

NATIONAL FILM STOPS IN DENVER Engineering is one of the most coveted and in-demand jobs nationally, according to Forbes magazine. It’s also one of the hardest work forces to enter because of the competition. As difficult as engineering may seem-since it’s based in high-tensity math

Iron Fist fails to land strong punch for Marvel

A GRIM PREVIEW FOR THE DEFENDERS Iron Fist, Netflix and Marvel’s latest collaborative series, has a lot riding on it. After four successful seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, Iron Fist is the final lead-in to the long-awaited The Defenders series, which will

Questionable casting causes controversy

GHOST IN THE SHELL STRAYS AWAY FROM ORIGINAL Ghost in the Shell is an acclaimed Japanese media franchise that was initially published as a seinen manga written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga was first serialized in 1989, telling the story of Motoko Kusanagi,

Logan is a testament to the power of franchises

SHEDS BLOOD, SPILLS TEARS X-Men movies tend to be hit or miss. For every well-received X-Men film, there are two or three that don’t measure up. For Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the iconic Wolverine, fans have reason to be wary, especially since his previous

Beauty and the Beast fuels remake aspirations

A SPECTACLE OF COSTUMING, SET DESIGN, AND SPLENDOR For fans of the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast film, the 2017 live-action version of the film is sure to amaze and mesmerize. For those unfamiliar or less interested in the animated film, the live-action film

Theater honors talent of disabled communities

PYGMALION ENTERTAINS IN AURORA Phamaly Theatre Company (an acronym for the Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League) was founded in 1989. Tired of the lack of opportunities people with disabilities had to participate in theater, five students from the Boettcher School in Denver set

On Screen // Nocturnal Animals

Betrayal, heartbreak, and nudity are central to the storyline of Nocturnal Animals. This psychological thriller earned several Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director; Michael Shannon is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the upcoming Academy Awards. The film starts with

On Screen // Hacksaw Ridge

“God, just one more.” The famous line said by war hero Desmond Doss exhibits his heroism, bravery, and incredible selflessness. Ten years after his death, his story has finally been told. Biopics are typically received well by audiences because of their authentic storylines, and Hacksaw