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Time Capsule: Linklater’s timeless romance, ‘Before Sunrise’ turns 20

Time Capsule: Linklater’s timeless romance, ‘Before Sunrise’ turns 20

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

January 22, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Although January has become a cinematic dumping ground for mental vacations such as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” Liam Neeson saving his daughter “one last time” or Kevin Hart movies, the occasional great film can sneak onto the schedule, much like “Before Sunrise” did in 1995. Twenty years la...

Early Oscar Talk: Sorting out phony hopefuls from contenders

Early Oscar Talk: Sorting out phony hopefuls from contenders

By Shawn Cooke and Dan Sostek / The Pitt News Staff

December 4, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies

Earlier this week, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) and the National Board of Review released their awards for the best films of the year. Many movie pundits on the web are quick to tweak their Oscar frontrunners based on these early awards, but it’s only December, and momentum can shift before ...

The future of ‘cool’: predicting the next classic college posters

The future of ‘cool’: predicting the next classic college posters

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

What’s going to be the next “Pulp Fiction?” The next “Scarface?” The next “Big Lebowski?”No, I’m not trying to guess the next brilliant, scrambled-narrative crime flick, mob boss drama or classic Coen brothers comedy — they’re all vintage posters that more than a few of your frien...

Welcome Back: ‘Boyhood’ Linklater’s most stunning and ambitious masterpiece

Welcome Back: ‘Boyhood’ Linklater’s most stunning and ambitious masterpiece

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under Culture, Specials

"Boyhood"Directed by: Richard LinklaterStarring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei LinklaterGrade: AThere are great movies, and then there are vital works of cinema — artifacts so entrenched in a time and place that they breathe new life into them, while changing the rules fo...

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