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Center for Creativity and Horror Studies partner up for One Minute Film Festival

Center for Creativity and Horror Studies partner up for One Minute Film Festival

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
This year’s second annual One Minute Film Festival is horror-themed. It’s a collaboration resulting from the partnership with the Center for Creativity’s Text and conText Lab and the University Library System.
Dune hit theaters and HBO Max yesterday.

Review | “Dune” is a stunning, albeit disconnected, cinematic spectacle

By Mera D'Aquila, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
Staff writer Mera D’Aquila argues that “Dune” succeeds as a grandly constructed and visually captivating film, even if it suffers with pacing and some clarity.
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that even if “The Last Duel” succeeds in telling a forgotten woman’s story, the movie highlights problematic depictions of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Review | “The Last Duel” tries to find a woman’s justice in medieval France

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor October 17, 2021
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that even if “The Last Duel” succeeds in telling a forgotten woman’s story, the movie highlights problematic depictions of sexual assault in Hollywood.
Phil Graziadei (bottom), the screenwriter behind Netflix’s hit “Fear Street” trilogy, gave a talk this Saturday with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group about his work in horror film and the explicit queer themes of the Netflix movies.

‘Fear Street’ screenwriter explores queer horror with Horror Studies Working Group

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor October 12, 2021
Phil Graziadei, the screenwriter behind Netflix’s hit “Fear Street” trilogy, gave a talk this Saturday with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group about his work in horror film and the explicit queer themes of the Netflix movies.
Moviegoers watch Back to the Wharf (2020) at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday as a part of the Screenshot: Asia Film Festival jointly hosted by the Asian Studies Center and the Film and Media Studies program.

Screenshot: Asia brings Asian film to Pittsburgh

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer October 10, 2021
The Screenshot: Asia Film Festival, organized by the Asian Studies Center and the Film and Media Studies program, took place Oct. 6-11 at various locations across Pitt’s campus. The festival screened 12 feature and short films from Asian countries.
Behind the scenes on the set of “Thanks to Her,” an indie film produced in Pittsburgh.

Aspiring Pitt film students seize opportunities to work on local productions

By Mera D'Aquila, For The Pitt News October 5, 2021
Pittsburgh has recently become the backdrop for several movie sets, creating many film industry positions in the heart of the City. Several of Pitt’s undergraduates have claimed these sought-after opportunities.
Ben Platt, left, and Julianne Moore in Dear Evan Hansen.

Review | “Dear Evan Hansen” pales in comparison to the stage show

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor September 27, 2021
Contributing Editor Sinéad McDevitt argues that the “Dear Evan Hansen” film is an inferior adaptation that removes the most interesting parts of the original Broadway show.
The Pitt community had the opportunity to dive into zombie movie legend George Romero’s work on Tuesday during the lecture series “The Zombie Rebellion: the Evolution of George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead.’”

ULS hosts virtual lecture on George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead’ film

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2021
The Pitt community had the opportunity to dive into Romero’s work on Tuesday during the University Library System’s recorded Zoom lecture, “The Zombie Rebellion: the Evolution of George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead.’”
You can enjoy Homecoming from home by indulging in a “school spirit” movie, such as “School of Rock.”

Staff Picks: Smells like school spirit

By The Pitt News Staff September 21, 2021
School spirit. A phrase that invites both joy and fear in the hearts of all students. With movie choices from our staff, indulge in every iteration of the phrase, from your elementary school highs to your high school lows.
Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfield as Kate Bishop, Hawkeye will debut on Disney+ Nov. 24 and will run for six episodes, airing an episode each week.

The best September trailers you might have missed

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 17, 2021
Not caught up on the latest up-and-coming movies, shows and video games? The Pitt News has collected September’s trailers for some of the most anticipated releases in media.
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