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

“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.

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

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

“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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.

Review: No rest for the wicked, or the audience, in ‘The Devil All the Time’

“The Devil All the Time,” now streaming on Netflix, is directed by Antonio Campos and based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel of the same name.

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

“Fighting the devil” is a common saying, usually heard orated from behind preachers’ lofty pulpits on Sunday mornings.

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The tight confines in which “The Vast of Night” operates –– a hazy, distinctly and intentionally low-budget look, a script that essentially limits real characterization to Everett and Fay and a lean 89-minute runtime –– only heighten the frequent moments of real heart and legitimately interesting experimentation.

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.

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

“After Hours” album cover.

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 film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel of the same name.

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.

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