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Twisted and clever

Alanna Kenny, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

Filed under Features

Imagine looking across the subway through a bustle of people only to catch your own eyes, staring at you, dressed all in red. This image serves as inspiration for Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, “Us.” Known for his  T...

‘Pet Sematary’: King’s horror fails on screen

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

April 11, 2019

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Amidst the resurgence of horror author Stephen King’s popularity after the success of “It,” “Pet Sematary,” the latest in King’s book-to-film adaptations, seemed destined to be the newest addition in Hollywood’s...

Are cyborgs the new superheroes?

A’jhana Dicko, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019

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Waking up in a new city, with no memory and wide eyes, Alita has arrived. “Sharkboy and Lavagirl” and “Spy Kids” director Robert Rodriguez brings us a new fantasy/science fiction film that tells the story of a courageo...

‘On the Basis of Sex’: A fun, engaging story with a powerful message

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

January 25, 2019

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Who was it all for, if not for me? The powerful question is asked by Jane Ginsburg, played by Cailee Spaeny, in Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.” The film follows Ruth, played by Felicity Jone...

Starr Carter discovers her voice in ‘The Hate U Give’

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor

November 2, 2018

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“Now when it happens, don’t act mad,” says Maverick Carter to his three children. This flashback in the widely acclaimed “The Hate U Give” depicts a black father giving protagonist Starr Carter, along with her two brot...

Lundell wins award for conservation film

Rachel Belson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Filed under Science

Levi Lundell, ’17, won the People’s Choice Award for PPFF’s Stewardship Video Contest on Jan. 30. The project was due Jan. 17. The film, titled “Leaving the Right Mark,” can now be found on YouTube. “It is a very sh...

Taylor turns best-seller into a trainwreck of a film

Marley Parish, Features editor

October 13, 2016

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Director Tate Taylor’s movie adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” is like a train wreck where audiences are uncomfortable but cannot bring themselves to look away from the mess of a film. The thriller was released in t...

Oscar nominee ‘Relatos salvajes’ shocks with vignettes of vengence and violence

Taylor Samuel, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2016

Filed under International

The foreign film “Wild Tales” most certainly lives up to its name. It is an assemblage of six short films that all share the common theme of vengeance and violence.  Directed by the Argentine director Damian Szifron, the movie was ...

NPR journalist premiers work from South Sudan

Will Soffel, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2016

Filed under Features

The Vukovich Center for Communication Arts was filled with students, faculty and Meadville community members on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. to see NPR photographer and video editor David Gilkey.  As part of the Allegheny journalism conference, D...

Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ kills with sadistic humor

Shea Beaumont, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

Filed under Features

Meet Deadpool. A slightly psychotic, openly cynical, and foul-mouthed anti-hero crossbred with a ninja assassin and a highly talented marksman. Oh, and did I mention he has incredible regenerative healing powers and strength?...

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