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The Shape of Water rises to the surface

<em>The Shape of Water</em> rises to the surface

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday and, in a year long in search of a front-runner, The Shape of Water emerged as the film to beat. Guillermo del Toro’s modern fable snagged 13 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director. It left the movie one short of...

The Post is a celebration of free speech and truth

<em>The Post</em> is a celebration of free speech and truth

By Richard Chang, Features editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I was surprised when I walked into the auditorium to find that I was clearly the youngest person there to watch Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post. Is there nobody, I thought to myself, who cares about this important moment in recent American history that made such an impact on how the governm...

As long as the blockbuster formula works, don’t expect art

As long as the blockbuster formula works, don’t expect art

By Christopher Saunders, Entertainment editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... filmmakers used to care about making quality films. Today, studios seem only to care about making as much money as possible. There is no questioning the box office power of the latest Star Wars incarnation, Star Wars VII: The Last Jedi. As of Tuesday, th...

Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

By Andrew Fehribach and Steven Richardson

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What do David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, and The Velvet Underground all have in common? Each of them had debut albums exactly 50 years ago. 1967 was a year of great releases from landmark bands and solo musicians. Although not necessarily the best w...

AMSA Drama Society entertains with classic adventure

AMSA Drama Society entertains with classic adventure

By Clarice Pavlak, Features editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ancient Greek mythology is a common source of action and adventure tales that never fail to entertain. Timeless stories of mythical beings and glorious conquests testing the strength and courage of mortals draw attention from audiences of all kinds. On Dec. 10, the AMSA Drama Society successfully put ...

Oscar nods, after two years, again reflect racial diversity

Oscar nods, after two years, again reflect racial diversity

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards dropped on Jan. 24 and, as usual, they are not without some signature surprises. However, big steps have been made in regard to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the past two years. The Academy received much criticism in 2015 and 2016, when all 20 of the acting no...

Rogue One serves its purpose (and thrills, too)

<em>Rogue One</em> serves its purpose (and thrills, too)

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

January 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What a ride! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has left many fans with open mouths and aching hearts. The film’s main purpose was to fill in a large plot hole in the original series, a purpose that it serves perfectly. In the original trilogy, Episode IV: A New Hope begins with Princess Leia present...

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