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

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

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.

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

January 8, 2020

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Hooper’s film adapts has always been a bizarre creature of the ’80s — music and lyrics heavily inspired by a collection of T.S. Eliot poems, structured around an idea that’s referred to by some generous people as the show’s “plot.”

Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

What do you get when you cross Pittsburgh’s annual furry convention with an uninspiring cohort of vain and vacuous celebrities? Tom Hooper’s new “Cats” movie.

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” captures the spirit of Mr. Rogers

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” captures the spirit of Mr. Rogers

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is a compelling film, featuring one of Tom Hanks’ best performances as the late television personality Fred Rogers.

Column: “Rent,” 23 years later

Column: “Rent,” 23 years later

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

“Rent” is, in many ways, the “Hamilton” of the ’90s. Like “Hamilton,” “Rent” contained themes of rebelling against a corrupt system, featured a purposely diverse cast, and was an incredibly popular show.

Don’t give “Last Christmas” your heart

Don’t give “Last Christmas” your heart

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

“Last Christmas,” named after the Wham! song of the same name, centers on Kate (Emilia Clarke, in her first post-“Game of Thrones” role,) a scattered, George Michael fangirl.

“Ford v. Ferrari:” not your average sports movie

“Ford v. Ferrari:” not your average sports movie

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

In the same way that “Joker” is a comic book movie made with all the trappings of the types of films we’ve come to expect around awards season, “Ford v Ferrari” is a sports movie that is shot, acted and scored like an Oscar-bait film.

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“There’s not much hope of us winning this war,” Rebel Wilson says to a group of Hitler Youth at summer camp at the start of “Jojo Rabbit.”

Dig deep with the Arkhaios archaeology film festival

Dig deep with the Arkhaios archaeology film festival

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The Arkhaios Film Festival came to the Frick Fine Arts building Saturday and Sunday, screening a series of nine documentaries focused on archaeology and cultural heritage.

“Harriet” tells the story of Harriet Tubman — but little else

“Harriet” tells the story of Harriet Tubman — but little else

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

It seems that the only way filmmakers are able to get nominated for an Academy Award is to release their film in the late fall, which only makes my job harder. One of those potential award nominees is the biopic “Harriet,” based on the life of the slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

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