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Films under 100 minutes to watch as the semester comes to a close.
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 […]
The film touches on ideas of age and regret, but the story is not captivating enough to truly uphold them.
The Belko Experiment follows in the tradition of elimination style action and horror movies like Hunger Games and Saw.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is a scene in Moonlight in which a small boy is taught by an older companion to float, and then swim, in the dazzling brim of the Miami shore. Both are black; the boy is Chiron, the youngest version of him the audience will see, and the older man is Juan. Though Juan feeds […]
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 […]