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Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor, the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.

Review: ‘Black Widow’ is a fun yet fruitless sidequest

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor July 14, 2021
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.
There are plenty of iconic film locations in Pittsburgh to visit in your time here, such as the ones seen in “Happiest Season.”

Staff Picks: Movies made in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff June 28, 2021
For those who may be unaware, Pittsburgh has a thriving film industry. The City is full of cool and quirky places that filmmakers love using for set locations. There are plenty of iconic film locations in Pittsburgh to visit during your time here.
The movie adaptation of “In the Heights,” based on the Tony-winning musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a 2021 summer staple.

Review: ‘In the Heights’ is yet another knockout for Lin-Manuel Miranda

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News June 15, 2021
The diverse character stories, grandiose flash mob style dance scenes and vibrant colors reminiscent of a warm summer night engulf the viewer from the very beginning of the movie.
The Pitt News Staff’s favorite LGBTQ+ characters to celebrate all year long.

Staff Picks: Our favorite LGBTQ+ fictional characters

By The Pitt News Staff June 9, 2021
Happy Pride Month! We celebrate our favorite LGBTQ+ characters all year long, and lean on them maybe more than we should for our sanity, but now in the spirit of June we’re bringing them to you to enjoy.
Steeltown, one of several local organizations that work to bring film production to Pittsburgh, announced their move to the WQED studios on May 12.

Film opportunities for students open up through new partnership

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer June 2, 2021
WQED is the studio where Fred Rogers filmed his show more than 50 years ago. Now, students interested in filmmaking can work there as an intern with Steeltown Productions, or visit to get help with their own projects.
“Army of the Dead” is the latest block-buster action feature from director Zack Snyder.

Review: “Army of The Dead” needs to tone it down a notch

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
No one watches a gory, action-packed zombie flick for its emotional range, but “Army of the Dead” has about as much heart and wit as its undead antagonists.
The Center for Creativity hosted “PITTch: The Next Step” Wednesday night as part of its PITTch project, which aims to give Pittsburghers hands-on experience pitching their movie and TV ideas to producers.

PITTch connects Pittsburgh creatives to the film industry

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2021
The Center for Creativity hosted “PITTch: The Next Step” last Wednesday as part of its PITTch project, which aims to give Pittsburghers hands-on experience pitching their movie and TV ideas to producers.
Disney+'s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with Anthony Mackie, left, and Sebastian Stan.

Review: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ soars triumphantly into final episode

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
Initially, the show was meant to air last August, but was delayed after production stopped in the Czech Republic because of COVID-19.
Staff Picks: Oscar nominees to help you escape from responsibilities

Staff Picks: Oscar nominees to help you escape from responsibilities

By The Pitt News Staff April 21, 2021
Finals week is fast approaching, but so are the 2021 Academy Awards — which do you really want to spend your time preparing for?
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2, featuring 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.

JFilm festival shares Jewish culture, stories from around the world

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2. The festival features 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.
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