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Review | “Trolls: World Tour” is mindless fun

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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’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

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.

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

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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

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.

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

From left, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from the WWII satirical film

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.”

Weekend Watchlist: Spooky movies

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers

October 24, 2019

Halloweekend part one is upon us — now it’s really time to get spooky! Here are some of our favorite spooky movies available to stream to get you ready for Halloween.

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