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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...

How to leave your dragon: A heartbreaking series finale

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

March 1, 2019

How do friendships define us? “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois’ third and final film in the series, searches for the answers to that question in a heartbreaking and nostalgic conclusion reminiscent of P...

‘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...

Grande’s surprise single, ‘Thank U, Next,’ tells story of heartbreak, self-love

Cesar Bautista, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018

Ariana Grande has reminded the world of what she is capable of — releasing a pop song that breaks all barriers. Just 30 minutes before the Nov. 3 Saturday Night Live episode, Grande surprise-dropped  “Thank U, Next” on ...

‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ an unfortunate twist on classic tale

Olivia Blakeslee, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

It seems some stories are harder to tell than others — harder to update, anyway. “Some locks are harder than others,” Drosselmeyer tells protagonist Klara in the most recent adaptation of “The Nutcracker” — Lasse H...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks in unexpected way

Alana Sabol, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is for the people who only know “We Will Rock You,” and for the die-hard Queen fans too, it’s an enjoyable film regardless of familiarity with the band or not (or for fans of Rami Malek). Though it l...

‘White Boy Rick’: Why tell the story?

Dominic Bell, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018

This past weekend, moviegoers may have been torn between “White Boy Rick,” the story of a teenage FBI informant-turned-drug ‘kingpin,’ and the “Jennifer Garner-meets-John-Rambo” travesty that is “Peppermint.” If they...

‘A Simple Favor’ tackles dark comedy in suburban setting

Marley Parish, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Hell hath no fury like a woman trapped in suburbia. Directed by Paul Feig, “A Simple Favor,” tells the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) — two mothers of elementary schoolers, ...

Berry film poetically documents industrialization of agriculture

Kylie Wirebach, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, hosted its first installment of this year’s “Our Woods & Waters Film Series” at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

‘Coming Home’ transcends cultural, language barriers

Olivia Blakeslee, Junior Science/International Editor

February 22, 2018

The 2014 Chinese drama “Coming Home” proves love, family and loss transcend cultural differences. Screened Feb. 14 at the Movies at Meadville as the third installment in the annual International Film Festival, “Coming Hom...

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