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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.

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

By Sinead McDevitt, For the Pitt News

October 23, 2019

The undead strolled through the dimly lit first floor of the Hillman Library Wednesday night — past the grave of Nicholas Kramer, which Barbara (Judith O’Dea) clung to in after the first zombie attack in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”

“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 14, 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 9, 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.

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