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A primer for dystopian classics

Art imitates life imitates art Many students grew up reading books for classes that shaped their perspectives of the world. One type of fiction seeks to illuminate the problems existing in reality through a parallel literary universe. Dystopian works like Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four,

The Plot Thickens

A New Sentry As Editor-in-Chief of The Sentry for the 2020-21 Academic Year, I’ve decided to turn The Sentry into an exclusive Christopher Nolan fan club. But, Do. Not. Worry. The Sentry will remain a weekly publication, however all the sections will be, from here

Movie review: IT Chapter Two

The Losers’ Club returned to theaters last week in the form of IT Chapter Two, this time not as children but as adults set on destroying Pennywise the Clown for good. This second installment maintained the nostalgia and horror of the first, while adding more

Book v. movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

As children’s horror folklore anthologies go, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark excels in searing both the frightening stories and disturbing illustrations into the memories of readers. Yet, as an attempt to string individual stories (that tend to have no satisfying conclusion) into one

From page to screen: BlacKkKlansman

The truth gets lost in the adaptation The plot of the latest director Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman, sounds too outlandish to be true: The first ever African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department works in tandem with a white undercover detective, becomes a card-carrying

Outlander is multilayered and fascinating

TIME TRAVEL, KILTS, AND WHISKEY KEEPS AUDIENCE ATTENTION Nearly three decades ago, in 1991, Diana Gabaldon wrote the first of eight— soon to be nine—books in the Outlander series. This sweeping, time-traveling epic tells the tale of Scotland’s historical and continued fight for freedom, alongside

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Adaptations should take artistic liberties

A DIRECTOR’S CREATIVITY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED From iconic films like Tod Browning’s Dracula in 1939 to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, book-to-film adaptations have proven an effective way for producers to gain credibility and draw in larger crowds. Inevitably, though, while adapted films often appeal to