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“Lift Me Up” is a song about feeling hurt and going through emotional pain but also needing the comfort and support of a loved one, 2022. Photo courtesy of Westbury Road.

The Wichitan’s Song of the week: “Lift Me Up”

Joey Arthur, Reporter November 18, 2022

Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Wichitan’s song of the week.  In celebration of the life and legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman and in response to Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda...

Young Adam Reed, played by Walker Scobell, and older Adam, played by Ryan Reynolds, walk through the woods.

“The Adam Project” The excellence of Ryan Reynolds and the emergence of Walker Scobell

Joey Arthur, Reporter April 22, 2022

"The Adam Project" is a Netflix original that has taken the world by storm. Directed by Shawn Levy, "The Adam Project" is about 40-year-old Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) who, after losing his wife, travels...

Batman stands belong his iconic car, showing its new design in The Batman, 2022.

“The Batman” knows it’s great but that’s not a negative

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor March 11, 2022

An artist can’t help but create something great if they’re passionate about the art they produce.  “The Batman" tells its audience in nearly every frame, “I think I’m the best movie ever made.”...

Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci.

House of Gucci: A love story twisted turned murder

Thalia Doe, Feature and Sports Editor December 1, 2021

House of Gucci hit theaters on Wednesday, November 24th. Although it may not be a heartwarming movie, such as Encanto, to watch with the family - if you’re like me and enjoy realistic, edgy, thrilling...

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Candyman

“Candyman” is well-made with a very flawed screenplay

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor September 15, 2021

Any movie involving mirrors should employ a visionary director who knows where to put a camera, and Nia DeCosta sets an appropriate tone for this 90s reboot, with atmospheric lighting, unique imagery and...

Nomadland

‘Nomadland’ is the road trip of a lifetime

Brian Lang, Film Critic February 28, 2021

For Fern (Frances McDormand) there’s never a question of “Are we there yet?” The main character of Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” (now streaming on Hulu) has no home and no clear destination in sight...

Palm Springs poster

‘Palm Springs’ explores the meaning of the perfect day

Brian Lang, Film Critic February 9, 2021

“It’s gonna be a great wedding!” That’s the first thing “Palm Springs” bridesmaid Sarah hears every morning when her eyes pop open. The unfortunate part is that she’s not going to weddings...

Wonder Woman

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is a colorful joyride with a couple of bumps

Brian Lang, Film Critic January 18, 2021

The supers have returned. After a year-long hiatus from the silver screen, DC and HBO Max have brought superheroes back with “Wonder Woman 1984,” and while Wonder Woman isn’t saving the day on the...

the prom

Netflix’s ‘The Prom’ is a splashy but disappointing mess

Brian Lang, Film Critic December 28, 2020

What do you get when you combine musical theater, a Netflix-sized budget and a grab bag of celebrities? A mess.  Netflix and Ryan Murphy (Glee), along with a gaggle of big-name actors, have teamed...

Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh in Little Women (2019)

Oscars 2020: the best of the best

Brian Lang, Film Critic February 3, 2020

The Oscars are just around the corner and predictions on who will win big are running rampant. Eight films are nominated for the highest honor of Best Picture this year, and this is my take on four of...

Knives Out

‘Knives Out’ builds a smart, funny mystery

Brian Lang, Film Critic December 3, 2019

A murder in an ornate mansion, contentious heirs gathering for a funeral, and an off-kilter detective looking for answers. Rian Johnson’s newest blockbuster “Knives Out” sounds like the setup for...

Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in Last Christmas (2019)

‘Last Christmas’ is sweet but forgettable

Brian Lang, Film Critic November 11, 2019

Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, for many people, Christmastime is already here. As the holiday season approaches, many avid Christmas fans break out their favorite cheesy rom-coms, and now they...

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