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Avatar: Where We Were and Where Were at

Avatar: Where We Were and Where We’re at

George Merkt, Contributor October 5, 2022

Avatar premiered in 2009 to massive successes both critically and at the box office. The epic science fiction film is written and directed by the world-class director James Cameron. You may know him from...

Netflix Facing Cutbacks After Bad Quarter

Netflix Facing Cutbacks After Bad Quarter

Charlie Eggers, Contributor May 4, 2022

For the longest time, Netflix has been unstoppable in its domination of the streaming industry. With this domination of the industry, Netflix has seen growth over the years. But this most recent quarter,...

Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 6, 2022

With the explosion of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has also come a deluge of documentaries. They’re easy to make, go viral, and sure to keep people subscribed. Sadly though, most of these...

Film Focus: Lenten Movies

Film Focus: Lenten Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 2, 2022

The Lenten season is one of suffering, self-denial, sacrifice, forgiveness, and so much more. Even for those who are not Christian or religious, there is much that can be gained from engaging with these...

2021 Winners and losers in film

2021 Winners and losers in film

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 15, 2021

2021 was another challenging year for the film industry. Many films that were supposed to come out this year still have yet to be released, and many of the ones that did come out were still delayed much...

Horrible Halloween Movies: Need Revamping

Horrible Halloween Movies: Need Revamping

Arty Graham, Contributor October 28, 2021

After 40 years, we find Jamie Lee Curtis playing the same role of Lori Strode in the first "Halloween" movie. As of late, Halloween movies have been lacking in originality, and the same  cliche themes...

Film Focus: Malignant and Cry Macho

Film Focus: Malignant and Cry Macho

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 29, 2021

Out of all the streaming platforms currently offering “new theatrical movies,” HBO Max seems to have the greatest variety of experiences. Nothing exemplifies this better than the current two films...

2021 Summer movie wrap-up

2021 Summer movie wrap-up

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 18, 2021

2021 brought a lot of changes to the film industry. Not just in terms of putting production schedules off by at least a year, but for how movies are distributed and watched. Superhero spectacle movies,...

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Film Focus: Historical Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 26, 2021

Movies are ostensibly a kind of magic act. They can transport us to any time and place and get us emotionally invested in the lives of people who don't even exist! There are no movies that do this act...

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 11, 2020

While Christmas will probably look very different this year for a lot of people, we can at least count on one thing to stay the same – our favorite Christmas movies. However, there are so many Christmas...

Film Focus: Directors cuts

Film Focus: Director’s cuts

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 19, 2020

Making a movie in Hollywood can be a great way to realize your artistic vision, but studios will often step in and alter your work into something they deem to be more “marketable.” While this generally...

Film Focus: American Politics

Film Focus: American Politics

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 5, 2020

Election night might be over and done with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the “fun” going by watching a great movie involving the American political process. While there are many of these...

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