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‘I, Tonya’: the price of perfection

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017)
March 4, 2018

After the commencement of the Winter Olympics, Hollywood reflects on one of the biggest Olympic scandals in history: Tonya Harding. Craig Gillespie’s dark comedy “I, Tonya” is a passionate...

‘Call Me By Your Name’ examines young love

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (2017)
February 13, 2018

One of the more controversial movies of this year’s Oscar picks is Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name.” Set in the Italian countryside in 1983, “Call Me By Your Name” tells the...

‘Darkest Hour’, Gary Oldman’s ticket to an Oscar

Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas in Darkest Hour (2017). Photo by Jack English.
February 13, 2018

During the cold winter months, studios begin marching out huge dramas headlined with the names of Hollywood’s top drawer actors. This year’s “Darkest Hour” follows this tradition. Telling...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Daniel Kaluuya, Betty Gabriel, and Allison Williams in Get Out (2017)
February 5, 2018

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never...

‘Dunkirk’ a thrilling war flick, falls flat

Mark Rylance and Barry Keoghan in Dunkirk (2017). Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon.
February 5, 2018

There comes a time in every serious director’s career to produce a war movie. Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film “Dunkirk” is an ode to the heroism and bravery of soldiers throughout some of...

‘Lady Bird’: a relatable look at a mother-daughter bond

Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (2017)
January 29, 2018

For teenagers, getting along with their parents is a constant struggle. The same is true for Christine McPherson, who goes by the nickname Lady Bird. She is a senior at a Catholic high school outside...

‘The Shape of Water’ gives hope to those without a voice

Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017). Photo by Kerry Hayes
January 24, 2018

The Academy announced its nominations for the 90th Academy Awards last week and the front runner is Guillermo del Toro’s breathtaking film “The Shape of Water” with a staggering 13 nominations....

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