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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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the period drama of the early 2010s

Overused plot and mediocre characters still inspire some nostalgia for adolescence  Picture the most stereotypical teenager who was really into Tumblr in 2012. They listened to “underground music” on cheap record players; they read Catcher in the Rye and suddenly it became their entire personality; they had this weird fascination with

Wholesome movies to watch while quarantined

Feel-good films to uplift the soul It’s easy to lose sight of one’s self during these trying times and being cooped up at home certainly doesn’t help. But this time in solitude doesn’t have to be completely hopeless. One way to distract the mind and nourish

A Quiet Place II deemed too loud by critics

Release of Krasinski’s thriller will be delayed for significant reshoot The John Krasinski thriller A Quiet Place was recently supposed to be succeeded by A Quiet Place Part II on March 20th. This did not happen, however, due to unforeseen release delays, namely the fact that the movie was deemed to be too loud by reviewers.  

The Invisible Man is best left unseen

The Invisible Man makes a valiant attempt to tell a story about the effects of abusive relationships, but it comes up short in the process due to its lack of a clear focus. Plainly put, the film is kind of a letdown.   The film

South Korean films deserving of the spotlight

After the well-deserved success of Parasite, people might be looking to check out more South Korean films. The following movies are some of the best South Korea has to offer.  The Host (2006)  From Bong Joon-Ho, director of Parasite, comes this creature-feature that actually has