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‘Glass’ falls flat, leaving viewers with more questions

Nick Rajakovich, Guest Critic

February 7, 2019

Filed under Features

Nearly 20 years after M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero flick “Unbreakable” came to theaters and three years after the director’s surprise sequel “Split,” was released, “Glass” became the third installation of the Shyam...

‘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

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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?...

Horror film sells out for superficial suspense

Brett Zicari, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2015

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Who is M. Night Shyamalan? To most, he is the talented director of “The Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable” and “Signs”, who has since imploded into one of the most laughable directors of the 21st century, with an ever expan...

Film reveals grief and loss after Katrina

Chloe Kedziora, Junior Features Editor

September 3, 2015

Filed under Features

Campus: How would you describe your piece to the public? Valerie Sweeney Prince: It’s a short documentary I made just after Katrina. I think most of the filming I did around New Years Day in 2006. It’s about my husband...

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