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Double Exposure: ’12 Angry Men’ (1957)

Nova Clark

May 6, 2019

“Double Exposure” is a brand new column dedicated to bringing attention to classic films of note. Written by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet, “12 Angry Men” reigns as perhaps the most important courtroom drama of our time. The premise is simple: On a muggy, Manhattan aftern...

Rocket Men

Rocket Men

Nova Clark

March 16, 2019

"APOLLO 11" CAPTURES HUMANITY OF MOON LANDING Every so often, a truly remarkable piece of cinema will capture lightning in a bottle. Such is the case with “Apollo 11” — a film that is not just a documentary, but an experience. Following a week-long preview in IMAX theaters, March 8 saw the official releas...

Etched in Stone

CJ Priebe

March 4, 2019

THE BEST OF THE BEST OSCARS The Academy Awards can make it feel like the movie industry is mired in political swank. It’s inevitable: Great art has always been used to market something, be it a brand, a culture or an entire industry. And when an award can turn a film into more of a bona fid...

The Ones That Got Away

Nova Clark

March 4, 2019

NEAR MISSES IN OSCAR HISTORY Oscar season has come and gone, and with it, films have won and lost. The event of one’s favorite movie losing by a hair to a less worthy picture has had spectators in fits since the dawn of the Academy Awards in the 1920s. The following films were nominated...

REEL LOVE

REEL LOVE

Nova Clark

February 20, 2019

FIFTEEN ROMANCE FILMS THAT TRANSCEND TIME Perhaps no medium can personify love quite like the world of movies. In 1896, audiences witnessed one of the first motion pictures ever screened — an 18-second long film depicting a man and woman embracing in a kiss. Although we’ve come a long way in...

A Muggle’s Guide to Relationships

CJ Priebe

February 20, 2019

FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Spoiler Warning: This article talks about the Harry Potter book and film series and talks about what happens throughout. The magical realm of Harry Potter is one defined by relationships: more specifically, Harry’s relationships with those who surround hi...

“You” Need to Leave Me Alone

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

February 20, 2019

NETFLIX SHOW GLORIFIES SERIAL STALKING You can’t look over your shoulder too many times. However, in the Netflix series “You,” the female protagonist fails to even look at all. The book-turned-show provides a simple plot: Bookshop manager Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley, aka “Lon...

Reflections of a Mentee

Reflections of a Mentee

Juan Páez

February 4, 2019

SCC PROFESSOR IN HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT Hollywood producers have taken an interest in making a movie about Mahmoud Muhammad Taha, Sudanese religious and political leader, through the eyes of SCC professor Ernest Johnson. Johnson lived in Sudan for nine years under Taha’s tutelage until Taha was ex...

Complimentary Television

Nova Clark

January 19, 2019

WHAT TO WATCH WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE CABLE Cable television could be considered an obsolete expense for the present-day viewer. Who hasn’t heard the age-old reason for cancelling cable subscriptions that is, “I have so many channels that I don’t even watch?” For those lacking cable (o...

“Suspiria”: a Legacy of Terror

Nova Clark

December 2, 2018

HORROR FILM LIVES UP TO ITS PREDECESSOR 1977’s cult slasher flick “Suspiria” was resurrected this fall, with a brand-new interpretation that presents a satisfying blend of clever similarities, thrilling variations and unconventional terror. The original “Suspiria,” directed by Italian filmmaker ...

‘Searching’ for Safety

Natasha Sidik

October 20, 2018

FILM SERVES AS CAUTIONARY TALE There are a number of horrifying things that can happen outside of our control, and staying safe is a high priority. In the recent hit movie “Searching,” the disappearance of high school student Margot Kim illustrates why safety is important for all ages. The fil...

Confusion, Courtship and Condoms

CJ Priebe

October 6, 2018

ROM-COM GOES POSTAL Don’t you hate it when your younger sister mails your love letters to a slew of your past and current crushes? “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on Jenny Han’s 2014 book of the same name, covering many of the foundational structures of young love within...

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