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The Pitt News

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The Pitt News

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.
Rhys Darby, left, plays Stede Bonnet alongside Taika Waititi, who plays Captain Blackbeard, in season 1, episode 9 of “Our Flag Means Death.”

Queer shows and movies to watch this Pride month

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor June 22, 2022
Happy Pride month! While parades and festivals are coming back in full swing, there’s still plenty you can do if you want to celebrate indoors — namely watching these queer shows and movies!
Kristen Stewart, left, plays Timlin alongside Léa Seydoux, who plays Caprice, in “Crimes of the Future.”

Review | ‘Crimes of the Future’— to feel beyond pain

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer June 22, 2022
In a world without pain, there’s hope in David Cronenberg’s return to horror.
Review | Episode three of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ brings the Jedi master face to face with a certain former Padawan

Review | Episode three of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ brings the Jedi master face to face with a certain former Padawan

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer June 8, 2022
Staff Writer Brandon Raglow notes that episode three of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” felt like a hodgepodge collection of very fun moments and character interactions that help to flesh out the story of the show and the world of Star Wars, while still giving fans some story progression in the back half.
Review | ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ — once more into the danger zone

Review | ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ — once more into the danger zone

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer June 8, 2022
“Top Gun: Maverick” oozes with nostalgia and drips with old-school cool.
Review | Men has a lot to say—but is it worth listening?

Review | ‘Men’ has a lot to say—but is it worth listening?

By Jacob Mraz, For The Pitt News June 1, 2022
In his shocking new horror, “Men,” writer-director Alex Garland asks questions about men in society — but expects the audience to fill in the blanks.
From left, Stephanie Hsu plays Joy Wang, Michelle Yeoh plays Evelyn Quan Wang and Ke Huy Quan plays Waymond Wang in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Review | ‘Everything, Everywhere All At Once’ is another A24 classic

By Serena Garcia, For The Pitt News June 1, 2022
Everything, Everywhere All At Once is the perfect combination of thriller, comedy, a lot of magic and a little bit of romance.
“Grownups,” one of The Pitt News’ picks for summertime flicks.

Staff Picks | Summertime Flicks

By The Pitt News Staff April 20, 2022
It snows one day and then it's 80 degrees the next, but the impending doom of climate change aside, it is supposed to be spring, and then summer. What better way to encourage the warm weather than to indulge in a “summertime flick?”
A speaker introduces a showing during the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival.

CMU International Film Festival unveils the ‘faces behind the masks’

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer April 6, 2022
Jolanta Lion, assistant director of Carnegie Mellon’s Humanities Center and part-time Polish instructor at Pitt, recalls asking pedestrians about the significance of masks in their lives leading up to the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival.
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