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“The Post” review

The media’s ability to criticize the decisions of politicians has always played an important role in keeping the American government in check, and this has only become more prominent as technology has advanced and political tensions risen in recent times. As a result, the release of Steven Spielberg’s historical drama,…

“Insidious: The Last Key”: less than expected

In terms of horror movies, nothing brings about more immediate disappointment to a viewer than a lame or predictable jump scare. As a result, when a director decides to rely on such scares to keep the audience engaged in a film, that director will inevitably produce a thoroughly disappointing experience.…

Why the Golden Globes matter

When I was young, I had a lot of baby dolls. I had all the accessories too, including a stroller, bottles and toy baby food. I carried them with me everywhere I went. I cared for them and hugged them like they were real. I loved them with all my…

Finding beauty in “The Disaster Artist”

Every once in a while, a movie recommendation will come for a less than normal reason, something outside of the realm of the movie just being really good. Maybe the person recommending it has family acting in the film, or maybe they connect on a deeply personal level with the…

‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’ is timeless and thoughtful

This past week, the Augustana College Theater Department has been hard at work bringing comedic absurdism to campus through its performance of The Madwoman of Chaillot, directed by Jeff Coussens. The Madwoman of Chaillot is a French work of comedy written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. During this era, Paris was…

“Blade Runner 2049” is brutal, dark, and unapologetic, but undeniably beautiful

Blade Runner 2049 is brutal, dark, and unapologetic, but undeniably beautiful. A film shot and edited to perfection. Denis Villeneuve takes the world of Blade Runner and creates something fresh without losing connection to the original. Thirty-five years between films would spell trouble if it was not for the talent…

Mother! disappoints horror fans

When I chose to see director Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic horror film, “fMother!”, I expected to experience just that: a movie filled with drama and horror. The trailer implies it, the description on IMDB foretells it, and the title fits it. So, naturally, I expected nothing less than an authentic, terror-inducing…

‘It’ proves itself to be both a good horror movie, coming-of-age story

Ask any self-respecting fan of the horror genre, and they’ll tell you: Stephen King is the master of fear on both the screen and the page. Among his most well-known cinematic gems is a charming little clown flick known simply as It. Originally released as a television mini-series in 1990,…

Review: The Fate of the Furious

I must confess that my knowledge of the Fast and Furious franchise is extremely limited. Even though Universal Studios has churned out seven previous F&F movies, the high-octane car-centric action series has never really appealed to me. As a result, I was skeptical walking into The Fate of the Furious…