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Lilly Player’s top 10 Oscar-worthy movies of 2018

Lilly Player’s top 10 Oscar-worthy movies of 2018

by Lilly Player, Managing Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Top 10 of 2018

It’s January, when lists are made and resolutions are drafted. The Golden Globes are the first of many awards ceremonies praising the best moves of 2018--I agree with some of their choices, but not all.  I'm something of a movie fantatic.  (I saw A Star is Born three times.)  These are my top 10 Osca...

Oscar Awards 2018: Darkest Hour “never gives in” to standards of the genre

Oscar Awards 2018: Darkest Hour “never gives in” to standards of the genre

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2018

Almost every Oscars best picture pool has its token historical biographical piece that is structured in largely the same way as its predecessor and therefore, not particularly remarkable. As films go, they’re enjoyable, informative, and often well-shot, but, they’re not groundbreaking. However,...

Oscar Awards 2018: Dunkirk makes its case

Oscar Awards 2018: Dunkirk makes its case

by Ethan Hart, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2018

The critically-acclaimed war thriller Dunkirk has been nominated for eight Oscar Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing. Released in July 2017, Dunkirk made a big splash in the box office its opening weekend. It ranked first ...

The beauty of Moonlight

The beauty of Moonlight

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

With poetic eloquence, Moonlight tackles the topics of sexuality, masculinity, and youth that leaves the viewer stunned.  Split into three acts, Moonlight tells the tale of Chirone, a young black man growing up in Miami, and his struggles finding himself in the whirlwind of drugs, homophobia, and n...

See Oscar nominee Hidden Figures: You’ll never complain about math again

See Oscar nominee Hidden Figures: You’ll never complain about math again

by Alex Ismael, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi  is a historical drama based on the true story of three African American women who worked at NASA as human computers. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Octavia Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay. I believe this movi...

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

La La Land is the musical sweeping the nation off its feet this award season. It's been nominated for 204 awards and has won 153 of them and counting. While this movie has fared well this awards season, how will it perform at the Oscars? Best Picture The trick to enjoying La La Land is apprecia...

Arrival crash lands at the Oscars

Arrival crash lands at the Oscars

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Arrival is not your average alien-invasion thriller. It's a great movie, but it doesn't deserve the Best Picture Oscar. For starters, the aliens, known as Heptapods, don't attack anyone. They land their 12 ships in seemingly random locations and wait for the humans to come to them. They allow the sci...

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

What would you do to give the people you love better lives? In the movie Hell or High Water, one-half of a cowboy duo commits himself to a life of crime in a last ditch effort to help his son. While this movie is extremely well-written and acted, it doesn’t have that extra special something that w...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016, Showcase

With screenwriter J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and lead Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantastic Beasts) was practically guaranteed for success as soon as the idea was posed. The film was officially released internationally on November 18, 2016. The anticipation I had endured wa...

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