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‘Maleficent’ sequel exceeds expectations

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

The movie “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” directed by Joachim Rønning, is the second addition to Disney’s whimsical and captivating “Maleficent” franchise. It is so rare that a sequel movie is as good as the original ...

Loss of innocence made funny in ‘Good Boys’

Cody Baumeister, Features Editor

September 26, 2019

Various movies depict the struggles of growing up in this crazy world, and recently, there is another movie to add to that list. “Good Boys,” directed by Gene Stupnitsky, brandishes this theme by offering audiences crude and...

At home with the queen

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

April 26, 2019

“If you surrender to the air, you can ride it.” Novelist Toni Morrison’s quotation, written in bright white lettering against a dark background, appears on screen for one quiet moment, before the image snaps to a grainy vi...

Twisted and clever

Alanna Kenny, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

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