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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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Review | “Trolls: World Tour” is mindless fun

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer April 14, 2020
“Trolls: World Tour” is one of the first films to be made available for digital home release at the same time as its theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer April 1, 2020
Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.
“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer March 29, 2020
Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.
Lupita Nyong'o in

Column | Shocked but not horrified at the Academy’s nominations

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor January 16, 2020
This is another in a long line of horror movies getting completely ignored by one of the most prestigious awarding bodies in the world.
Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor January 9, 2020
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Hooper’s film adapts has always been a bizarre creature of the ’80s — music and lyrics heavily inspired by a collection of T.S. Eliot poems, structured around an idea that’s referred to by some generous people as the show’s “plot.”
Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

Macavity, Macavity // This movie is depravity
By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer January 9, 2020
What do you get when you cross Pittsburgh’s annual furry convention with an uninspiring cohort of vain and vacuous celebrities? Tom Hooper’s new “Cats” movie.
Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding

Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist January 8, 2020
This outright proves the point that patriarchy is steering audiences away from female stories.
Opinion | I Watched 122 Movies in 2019

Opinion | I Watched 122 Movies in 2019

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News January 5, 2020
If Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert said, “Film can take us where we cannot go,” then I have been all over the world in the past year.
From left, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from the WWII satirical film

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer November 5, 2019
“There’s not much hope of us winning this war,” Rebel Wilson says to a group of Hitler Youth at summer camp at the start of “Jojo Rabbit.”
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