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“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...

“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...

“Truman” featured at Hispanic Film Festival

McKenna Nagle November 14, 2019

Augustana’s annual series of Hispanic Film Festival showings is currently in progress with a different movie presented each Wednesday night in the Hansen Lecture hall. Introductory Spanish courses traditionally...

Top 5: Movies So Bad, They’re Good

William Sikich March 18, 2019

(5.) “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” (1972) This is an old holiday favorite of mine starring America’s beloved and totally sane Christmas mascot, the Ice Cream Bunny. You’ve heard of him, haven’t...

Alternating Currents festival electrifies Quad Cities arts scene

Alternating Currents festival electrifies Quad Cities arts scene

Collin Schopp August 27, 2018

This past weekend, Downtown Davenport was the hub for an alive and thriving cultural arts scene in the Quad Cities. The second annual Alternating Currents festival occupied a majority of the downtown area,...

Finding beauty in “The Disaster Artist”

December 14, 2017

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...

Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling, traverses through an apocalyptic future. Photo still provided from the film Blade Runner 2049.

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

Brady Johnson October 6, 2017

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...

Fresh Films to start a certificate program

September 16, 2016

Fresh Films, a film production company that has made its home on Augustana's campus, is in the process of working with the school to design a certificate program that would coincide with the internship...

‘The Jungle Book’ elevates storyline to the next level

April 22, 2016

Disney has decided that animated film remakes are their next big endeavor. While we’ve already been gifted with “Cinderella” and “Maleficent,” it was only a matter of time before they tackled...

Pan fails to take off

November 19, 2015

Stepping into the theatre for "Pan," I had a lot of expectations surrounding the film. After all, with so many adaptions already produced using the premise of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," there aren't many...

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