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“Las Madres de Berks” illuminates realities of immigrant detention in Pennsylvania

“Las Madres de Berks” illuminates realities of immigrant detention in Pennsylvania

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The film "Las Madres de Berks" was shown at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Thursday night in a screening hosted by the Shut Down Berks Coalition, an activist organization, in conjunction with Pitt’s history of art and architecture department.

Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

In the beginning of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the titular character Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) gets beaten up by a teenage gang so deliberately characterless it could’ve been pulled from a ’90s morning cartoon.

Reel Q film festival brings queer cinema to Lawrenceville

Reel Q film festival brings queer cinema to Lawrenceville

By Matthew Monroy, For the Pitt News

October 7, 2019

The 34th annual Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival kicked off its third day on Saturday with a stacked lineup of queer-centric cinema — including 12 short films, one documentary and three feature-length movies.

Staff Picks: The best movies about work

Staff Picks: The best movies about work

By The Pitt News Staff

September 11, 2019

Read our staff's picks for the best movies about employment

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staf Writer

September 9, 2019

Two years ago we received a fantastic adaptation of “It,” with great writing, wonderful child actors and good direction. But no amount of quality could save the sequel, “It Chapter 2,” from being a sloppy, drawn out, jump-scare-infested step down.

Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News

July 17, 2019

As one of the major cities in the country with over 300,000 who call it home, Pittsburgh’s fandom culture is incredibly diverse. These fandoms are celebrated in several ways — reading comics, participating in cosplay, watching films and attending comic cons.

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Out of the 600 clubs offered at Pitt, there are about 50 centered around the liberal arts, including film, art, music and literature.

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

“Toy Story” has filled the imagination of children with the fantasy of toys coming to life with the famous Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang since 1995.

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

By Melanie Pantano, For The Pitt News

June 12, 2019

“Rocketman” is the story that Elton John wants us to know.

Screen Time: Curse of the video game adaptation

Screen Time: Curse of the video game adaptation

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-...

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