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Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better

Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better
February 17, 2020
Women in the entertainment industry are advocating for others and themselves in a way that’s really benefiting our society and culture.

Satire | How to escape a conversation with a “Film Bro”

Satire | How to escape a conversation with a “Film Bro”
January 16, 2020
You’ll find Film Bros everywhere, or a type like them in every major — you can’t escape.

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

Collision’s 2019 magazine.
June 29, 2019
Out of the 600 clubs offered at Pitt, there are about 50 centered around the liberal arts, including film, art, music and literature.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.
May 22, 2019
Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.

Future ACC Studio offers opportunities for Pitt students

Pitt’s Board of Trustees dedicated $13.75 million to renovations for the Petersen Events Center. The main use for this money will be the new media studio. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)
May 30, 2018

After claiming two conference championships, hiring new basketball coaches and entering the 2018-19 season with a promising young quarterback, Pitt Athletics seem to be entering a period of success. Further...

‘Deadpool 2’ delivers laughs and action

(Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
May 22, 2018

“Deadpool 2,” released May 18, claims to be a family movie, despite leading with a murder — no different than movies like “The Lion King” or “Bambi,” according to the title character. But...

Pitt Film Fest features city-wide student work

The second annual Pitt Film Fest showcased original films by students from various local universities in the Frick Fine Arts Building Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor
April 17, 2018

While maintaining a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend in Indiana, Pennsylvania, senior Mark Conner spent many a lonely road trip listening to the cassette tape she had given him — Fleetwood...

Isle of Dogs delights with animation, disappoints with representation

“Isle of Dogs.
April 11, 2018

Wes Anderson has once again proven himself to be one of the most visually innovative auteurs in cinema with his latest film, “Isle of Dogs.” Set in a futuristic Japan, “Isle of Dogs” tells the...

Former Film Row finds new life in start-up

The Paramount Film Exchange building, built in 1926, supplied theaters with early looks at upcoming films and posters. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
April 4, 2018

As a teenager, movie fanatic Drew Levinson noticed a run-down brick building with a familiar logo — 24 stars circling a mountain — as he passed it on his way to crew practice from Taylor Allderdice...

Ready Player One: Riddled with nostalgia

From left, Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook, Win Morisaki as Daito and Philip Zhao as Sho in “Ready Player One.” (Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)
April 3, 2018

Film deity and acclaimed director Steven Spielberg takes audiences on a two-hour-and-19-minute nostalgia fever dream with his latest film, “Ready Player One.” Based on Ernest Cline’s popular novel...

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