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“Barbarian”: The twist is coming from inside the house

Chris Ferman November 18, 2022

“Barbarian,” released theatrically on Sept. 9, 2022, became the biggest surprise for me this year. Directed by Zach Cregger, the film follows Tess, played by Georgina Campbell, as she checks into an...

Is Nope a horror movie? Nope.

Jaren Smith October 28, 2022

As someone who isn’t a big fan of horror movies, I thought that Director Jordan Peele’s third movie, “Nope” was a well-made movie. I knew the moment I saw the trailer that I had to go see it on...

Villain or victim: Spider-Man questions norm

Payton Willis May 6, 2022

In a typical superhero movie, the hero defeats the villain, who usually plummets to their expected death. It’s the basic plot of every Marvel/DC movie. But in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Peter Parker...

Francophone Film Festival “A Bag of Marbles” Reveals World War II Experiences

Francophone Film Festival “A Bag of Marbles” Reveals World War II Experiences

Connie Krupa February 25, 2022

Among a variety of other movies this year, the Francophone Film Festival will be showing the movie “A Bag of Marbles,” otherwise known as “Un Sac de Billes,” directed by Christian Duguay. This...

“In the Heights” reveals colorism in Hollywood

Michelle Pacheco October 11, 2021

In the Heights is a film version of the broadway musical, adapted by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This film was recently shown by Latinx Unidos in the Olin Auditorium to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. In the...

Black Widow: a review

Payton Willis October 10, 2021

Much like the deadly insect that shares her name, Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, is stealthy and lethal. A member of the avengers, Nathasha is well deserving of a backstory. ‘Black Widow’...

Disneys Onward doesnt disappoint with digital release

Disney’s “Onward” doesn’t disappoint with digital release

Katherine Hogan April 15, 2020

It is safe to say my expectations were very high when it came to the movie “Onward.” After all, it is an animated film by Disney AND Pixar, stars the voices of Tom Holland AND Chris Pratt – two actors...

“Gentefied” reflects real struggles of East LA

Gabrielle Lenger March 5, 2020

Break out your weighted blanket and your favorite binging snacks because Netflix has blessed its viewers with another series that is a must watch from start to finish. “Gentefied” is a beautifully...

“Fantasy Island” disappoints despite big names

Abigail Johnson February 27, 2020

When I first saw the trailer for “Fantasy Island,” as I sat in an AMC with my best friend, I remember turning to her and saying, “That looks really cool! We should go see it!” I had heard a bit...

“Birds of Prey” blends feminism with action

Imani Muhammad February 20, 2020

“Birds of Prey,” written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan, is a high energy, action packed and comic-book themed film about Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) finding herself after her breakup...

“Parasite” sets precedent for Academy Awards

McKenna Nagle February 20, 2020

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made Oscars history on Sunday, Feb. 9. His film, “Parasite,” won four of the major categories: directing, foreign film, original screenplay and best picture. The South Korean...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

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