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Benjamin Asciutto, a senior film and business major.

Student-run podcast ‘Pitt in Hollywood’ showcases success stories from Pitt alumni

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
2002 Pitt graduate John Paul Horstmann talks about his arrival in LA, founding University of Pittsburgh Television and the importance of networking in the first episode of Ben Asciutto’s podcast, “Pitt in Hollywood.”
Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville.

Row House Cinema hosts Polish Film Festival for the first time

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
The Polish Film Festival is taking place at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville Tuesday to Friday. The festival presents five Polish films, “Never Gonna Snow Again,” “EO,” “Sonata,” “The Double Life of Véronique” and “Europa Europa.”
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Tree of Life documentary paints a soul-stirring portrait of a healing Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” which premiered on HBO on the eve of the four-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre, serves to create a powerful portrait of a grieving community on the road to recovery.
Tom Cruise plays Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun: Maverick.”

In case you missed it: Five summer films worth your time

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
Another summer gone, another string of movies you forgot to see 一 here are a few worth the rewind.
A showing of Rehana Maryam Noor in the auditorium of Alumni Hall as part of the Screenshot Asia film festival on Wednesday.

Screenshot Asia film festival showcases Asian stories on screen

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 29, 2022
Screenshot Asia is a project led by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies program that highlights Asian culture through cinema. The festival, which takes place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, offers Pitt students free tickets to screenings of a collection of Asian films.
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Florence Pugh, left, and Harry Styles in a scene from Dont Worry Darling.

Review | ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ — it was a movie

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer September 25, 2022
The problem with “Don't Worry Darling” isn’t its actors or behind-the-scenes controversies, but its poor direction and lackluster finish.
University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
Pitt’s University Library System hosted a remote seminar on Zoom titled “​​Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror” on Tuesday. Rubin co-hosted the event with Gray O’Reilly, a senior film and media studies major.
John Matera, a 1975 Pitt graduate and executive director of an upcoming PBS documentary on Ron Carter.

Jazz history class from the ‘70s contributes to premiere of upcoming PBS documentary

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 19, 2022
The personable way in which former Pitt professor Joe Harris taught his Jazz History class in the 1970s inspired the creation of a documentary that tells the story of jazz bassist, Ron Carter, titled “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes.”
Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer July 12, 2022
The followup to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ struggles to capture the magic of its predecessor.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Austin Butler in a scene from Elvis.

Review | ‘Elvis’ — A Film in Two

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer June 29, 2022
For all its dazzle "Elvis" can’t decide if it wants to be about the singer or his career.
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