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Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in Lucasfilms “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Review | ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ episode six sticks the landing and delivers a satisfying conclusion

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer June 29, 2022
In a series finale full of lightsabers, blasters and returning characters, it’s the character dynamics that really shine in episode six of “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Opinion | The best and worst of water fountains on campus

Opinion | The best and worst of water fountains on campus

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt does a very good job of supplying water in a sustainable manner. But there is no denying that some water fountains on campus are better than others.
Bob Odenkirk’s new movie, “Nobody,” opens in theaters Friday.

Review: Bob Odenkirk plays against type in action-packed ‘Nobody’

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, whose nine-to-five life is disrupted after a home break-in forces him to reconsider his role as a father.
Soleil Moon Frye’s documentary, “Kid 90,” now streaming on Hulu, is a teenage story 20 years in the making.

Review: ‘Kid 90’ is the all too familiar life of a Hollywood child star

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Soleil Moon Frye's documentary, “kid 90,” now streaming on Hulu, is a teenage story 20 years in the making.
Sia’s movie “Music” stars Maddie Ziegler (left), a non-autistic dancer and actress, playing a character with autism and Kate Hudson (right).

Review: Sia’s movie “Music” is a disgrace

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
In just the first 10 minutes of this movie, I was already in shock at the caricature-like portrayal of autism.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a play by Pittsburgh native August Wilson, was adapted into a film by director George C. Wolfe and writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Review: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is solid, if inexact, adaptation of a classic

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Ma Rainey and her band are recording her new record, but several incidents make the process rather long and troublesome.
Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” a Magnolia Pictures release.

Review: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ lets whirlwind journalist speak for herself

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
In times of political turmoil, it can be nice to have a sharp voice to cut through the noise — someone funny, smart, principled.
“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.

Review: ‘Time’ tells love story challenged by mass incarceration

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
The documentary, released Friday on Amazon Prime, follows Sibil Fox Richardson, a Black abolitionist, wife and mother of six as she fights to get her husband, Rob, released from prison.
Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential

Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer September 20, 2020
“Antebellum” wants to be about the past and the legacy of slavery, even going so far as to open on William Faulkner’s quote, “The past is never dead, it isn’t even the past.” Unfortunately, the film, while thought-provoking in some ways, doesn’t quite stick the landing.v
“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Review: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a necessary, but dated, PSA

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer September 20, 2020
The documentary uses the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election as a case study for the systemic discrimination and voter suppression that it claims is happening in every state across the country.
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