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‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

“Velvet Buzzsaw” follows various participants of the very niche contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 31, 2019

Former star of the sensational TV show “Drake and Josh,” Josh Peck, stopped by CMU to speak about his life and newfound YouTube career. College students from both Pitt and CMU were excited to hear what Peck had to say, as many grew up watching his TV show.

“The Kid Who Would Be King:” A familiar, but heartwarming story

“The Kid Who Would Be King:” A familiar, but heartwarming story

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

On the surface, “The Kid Who Would Be King” seems to fit the bill of kitschy family film shunted into the January dump of films, but it offers much more.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 17, 2019

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

“On the Basis of Sex” highlights RBG’s early days

“On the Basis of Sex” highlights RBG’s early days

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

The new film “On the Basis of Sex” follows RBG’s journey through the early days of her legal career, starting with her time at the Harvard Law program.

Golden Globe-winning film ‘Roma’ hits home for Alfonso Cuaron

Golden Globe-winning film ‘Roma’ hits home for Alfonso Cuaron

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma” has won a number of awards this year, including the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

January 7, 2019

Though the new Netflix film “Bird Box” is known for its viral social media challenge, the film itself has gained a record-breaking 45 million views.

Staff Picks: Holiday movies to go with a cozy cup of cocoa

Staff Picks: Holiday movies to go with a cozy cup of cocoa

By The Pitt News Staff

November 26, 2018

From “The Polar Express” to “Love Actually,” there is a classic holiday film for everyone — and those are just two of our staff’s favorites.

Rowling writes out representation in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ focuses on sequel-baiting

Rowling writes out representation in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ focuses on sequel-baiting

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

While “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” looks as fantastic as its title, the substance of the story leaves viewers with many questions.

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