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Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Micro-reviews of the 2024 Best Picture nominees

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Awards season has been in full swing since the beginning of the year, but we all await the winner of the biggest race of the year — the Academy Award for Best Picture. Among this year's 10 nominees are...

Paul Giamatti and Dominic Sessa in “The Holdovers.”

Review | ‘The Holdovers’ captures the beauty in nostalgia, no matter the era

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Despite its understated appearance, the exploration of grief, comforting comedy and nostalgic ambiance in “The Holdovers” packs the emotional and cinematic punch that moviegoers have longed for since...

Green Day playing at the Hella Mega Tour.

Review | Green Day’s ‘Saviors’ might be the best pop punk album of the year

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist February 1, 2024

Green Day released their new album “Saviors” on Jan. 19. The band started teasing a new album and tour in October. They posted cryptic messages and posts all over their social media accounts that had...

Meaning at the Movies | Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” and its statements on love, connection and independence

Meaning at the Movies | Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” and its statements on love, connection and independence

By Lauren Deaton, Staff Writer February 1, 2024
In this edition of Meaning at the Movies, staff writer Lauren Deaton reviews “Before Sunrise” and discusses the intimate ways it depicts human connection.
A screenshot from The Boy and the Heron.

Review | ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is a stunning and heartwarming masterpiece

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2024

Before last month, a decade had elapsed since the maestro of animation, Hayao Miyazaki, blessed the world with a Studio Ghibli feature film. In 2013, Miyazaki released the heartbreaking movie “The Wind...

Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo in “Poor Things.”

Review | ‘Poor Things’ is an aptly named visual masterpiece, thematic disaster

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

Consider watching “Poor Things” on mute, because while its beautiful set design, visual direction and tour de force performance from Emma Stone captivate audiences visually, its misguided attempt at...

Barry Keoghan in Saltburn (2023)

Review | ‘Saltburn’ — you are what you eat

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer January 15, 2024

My fatal flaw is that I talk during movies. I love discussing the film at the moment, nudging my friends when I see some shot I like, giggling at every joke and mentioning every reference I recognize from...

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” (2023)

Review | ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ lives up to expectations

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

In 2020, Suzanne Collins released her newest addition to the hit series Hunger Games Trilogy, a prequel titled “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Last week, the novel took a new form as it premiered...

The 1975 perform at PPG Paints Arena on Nov. 5.

Review | The 1975’s eccentric and stunning ‘Still… At Their Very Best’ tour visits Pittsburgh

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

Matty Healy is an interesting person, to say the least. Even ignoring his controversial past, his performance at The 1975’s “Still… At Their Very Best” tour concert at PPG Paints Arena on Nov....

For the Plot | Misfit book review

For the Plot | Misfit book review

By Emily Handrahan, Staff Writer November 5, 2023
In the first edition of For The Plot, Emily Handrahan dives into Elle Kennedy’s “Misfit,” and why she fell in love with it.
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