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

‘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.

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

March 24, 2020

“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.

“Emma” is a joyous, low-stakes escape into the past

“Emma” is a joyous, low-stakes escape into the past

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

“Emma” delivers a slate full of great performances, a witty script, top-tier design and cinematography to give you a wildly entertaining two hours of fancy dress and snippy Brits.

“Sex Education” season 2 brings realness to teen relationships

“Sex Education” season 2 brings realness to teen relationships

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

With its raunchy and sometimes cringeworthy opening scenes of failed attempts at sex and nuanced relationships, “Sex Education” offers a hilarious and sometimes deeply moving view of adolescence.

Review | “P.S I Still Love You” opens its heart to more than romance

Review | “P.S I Still Love You” opens its heart to more than romance

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” carries on the story of Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) who, after the last movie’s conclusion, is finally starting her new relationship with certified heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), one of the most popular boys at school.

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 21, 2020

The opening lyrics to Pittsburgh native Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” left me feeling eerie and somber.

Review | Figure skater debunks Netflix’s newest drama ‘Spinning Out’

Review | Figure skater debunks Netflix’s newest drama ‘Spinning Out’

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 14, 2020

A poster for the new Netflix show “Spinning Out” reads, “It may be cold, but there is no chill.” This might be the perfect way to describe the show, a drama about a 21-year-old figure skater.

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 | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

October 13, 2019

Violent misogyny and loose gun control affects lives every day, and we need to focus on fixing these problems rather than arguing endlessly over a movie that touches these subjects, but doesn’t have anything of substance to say about them.

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