You Can’t Miss This: Don’t Look Now

By Keri Johnson, Contributor [Paramount; 1973] Don’t Look Now is Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece that viewers know, but haven’t watched.  Don’t Look Now is the story of grieving couple John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) who travel to Venice, where John has been commissioned to work. The couple encounters two sisters, one a…

Movie Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Roadhouse Attractions; 2019] Rating: 9/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He eventually meets up with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) who is also on the…

Movie Review: It Chapter Two

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Warner Bros. Pictures; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 It’s finally here; one of the most anticipated horror sequels of recent memory is now in theaters. Now, what is it? Why it’s It Chapter Two, of course. That’s right, the Losers are back, along with everyone’s favorite child-eating clown, to finish off the…

Movie Review: The Lion King

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Disney; 2019] Rating: 3/10 Let’s get one thing straight: this movie only exists as a cash grab and a guarantee that Disney can keep The Lion King and other movies like it out of the public domain so long as the mouse wears gloves. The Lion King (2019) is almost…

Movie Review: Five Feet Apart

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Lionsgate; 2019] Rating: 4.5/10 Five Feet Apart, the latest teenage sob story to hit the big screen, is nothing more than average at best. The film takes every opportunity to make the viewers cry while also taking advantage of today’s heartthrob Cole Sprouse, who plays the main love interest, Will….

Movie Review: Us

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Monkeypaw Productions; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Jordan Peele continues his transition from comedy king to horror god with this year’s release of Us. The unsettling film leaves even the most mundane things threatening. The genre has experienced a resurgence in the past few years, and this wonderfully unique nightmare is another…

Movie Review: Shoplifters

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [GAGA; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Shoplifters introduces us to the Shibatas, a poor family of six living together under one tiny roof, scraping money together any way they can. As the title implies, shoplifting is one way they make a living, teaching their children to steal from local stores in Tokyo…

Movie Review: Climax

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director [A24; 2018] Rating: 9.5/10 In one of the opening scenes of Gaspar Noé’s latest spine-chiller, Climax, the viewer is treated to a montage of interviews from the cast of the film, endlessly describing their passion for dance. The characters describe dancing as an otherworldly experience where they feel truly free,…

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Marvel; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Just when Marvel was getting dull, they found a way to keep casual audiences coming. Sure, Captain Marvel follows a lot of the recycled story structure of past Marvel films, but it’s much more fun to watch a woman shoot sexist nerds with lasers instead of…

Movie Review: Cold War

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Amazon Studios; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Paweł Pawlikowski returns to the silver screen with Cold War, a breathtaking look into Eastern Europe during the Cold War and a study of a love that stretches across time and space. Following the lives of Polish musicians Zula (Joanna Kulig) and Wiktor (Tomasz Kot)…

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [DreamWorks; 2019] Rating: 5.5/10 The debate on whether or not children’s movies that also indulge older generations are actually for kids is finally over. It was never a debate; they were always for kids, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World doesn’t change that. In fact, it reaffirms…

Movie Review: The Favourite

By Ceara Kelly: Staff Writer [Element Pictures; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Finally, a historical drama that’s worth watching. Two cousins battling over the sexual attention of Queen Anne of England for political power? That’s only one of the best plotlines ever. Coincidentally, it’s also the plotline of The Favourite. The film’s approach to both the LGBT…