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REVIEW: I Called Him Morgan is a tragic tale of love and jazz


Throughout history, there have been various couples in the music industry who have captured the public eye — John Lennon and Yoko Ono immediately come to mind, and which fan of Kurt Cobain has not heard of Courtney Love? Most casual music fans today, however, would not know of Lee and Helen Morgan, the couple […]

REVIEW: Moana tells inspiring feminist story


It is easy to envy the little girls growing up under this new vein of animated Disney movies where archery is a vital skill, sisterhood replaces true love’s kiss and a teenage girl sails into the unknown to bring hope back to her kingdom. In Brave, Frozen and now Moana, there is no more talk […]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk sacrifices story for visuals


When the first shot of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk filled the screen, the audience emitted an audible gasp. It was an ordinary scene, certainly — a young man simply wakes up and turns his phone alarm off. But it was, to this date, the most realistic visual modern moviegoers will have experienced in their […]

Loving is sweet, but ultimately hollow


Based on the historical Supreme Court ruling Loving v. Virginia, which legalized interracial marriage, Jeff Nichols’ new film Loving tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the case’s defendants and the couple whose love for each other became a landmark victory in the fight for civil rights. It is evident that Nichols, who both […]

REVIEW: ‘Arrival’ discusses a tale of human-alien interaction


Films come and go often, and audiences move on quickly from one film to the next without much thought. Rarely does a film completely shock, unexpectedly impress and profoundly move audiences. This is the case for the 2016 science fiction film Arrival. Arrival tells the story of a linguistics professor, Louise (Amy Adams), whose expertise […]

Jack Reacher sequel falls short of expectations


Three-quarters of the way through Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Tom Cruise is on a plane and about to knock out a bunch of villains when it starts to feel like a flashback from 2011. That was the same year he starred in the film Knight & Day, a romantic-action-comedy film where Cruise beats up […]

The Girl on the Train remains faithful to novel


In 2015, Paula Hawkins thrilled the world with the novel The Girl on the Train. A year later, the popular novel was adapted to film. The Girl on the Train tells the story of an alcoholic divorcee who attaches herself to a web of mystery after the disappearance of a young housewife. The film stars […]