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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
Pitt’s University Library System hosted a remote seminar on Zoom titled “​​Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror” on Tuesday. Rubin co-hosted the event with Gray O’Reilly, a senior film and media studies major.
John Matera, a 1975 Pitt graduate and executive director of an upcoming PBS documentary on Ron Carter.

Jazz history class from the ‘70s contributes to premiere of upcoming PBS documentary

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 19, 2022
The personable way in which former Pitt professor Joe Harris taught his Jazz History class in the 1970s inspired the creation of a documentary that tells the story of jazz bassist, Ron Carter, titled “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes.”
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.
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