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Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The tight confines in which “The Vast of Night” operates –– a hazy, distinctly and intentionally low-budget look, a script that essentially limits real characterization to Everett and Fay and a lean 89-minute runtime –– only heighten the frequent moments of real heart and legitimately interesting experimentation.

A quick rundown of HBO’s free content

HBO has made almost 40 shows and documentaries free for streaming.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

With many people social distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, HBO has made almost 40 movies, shows and documentaries free for streaming during the month of April.

Review | “Trolls: World Tour” is mindless fun

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By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

“Trolls: World Tour” is one of the first films to be made available for digital home release at the same time as its theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.

Review | “Lost Girls” demands to be seen

“Lost Girls” release poster.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Now streaming on Netflix, the new film “Lost Girls” from director Liz Garbus asks us to reconsider our preconceived ideas of these women and their work.

“Emma” is a joyous, low-stakes escape into the past

“Emma” is a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel of the same name.

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

“Emma” delivers a slate full of great performances, a witty script, top-tier design and cinematography to give you a wildly entertaining two hours of fancy dress and snippy Brits.

Review | “P.S I Still Love You” opens its heart to more than romance

“To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” release poster.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” carries on the story of Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) who, after the last movie’s conclusion, is finally starting her new relationship with certified heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), one of the most popular boys at school.

Behind the curtain: Reporting the Oscars

Behind the curtain: Reporting the Oscars

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Anthony Breznican knows his way around the Academy Awards red carpet. In between A-list actors and producers, Breznican weaves around looking not for his next award — but his next big scoop.

Column | Shocked but not horrified at the Academy’s nominations

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By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 16, 2020

This is another in a long line of horror movies getting completely ignored by one of the most prestigious awarding bodies in the world.

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