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Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst) and Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) attempt to reach D.C. before the rebels take over the city in the film Civil War, released April 12.

‘Civil War’ leaves much unexplored and unclear

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer April 17, 2024
In director Alex Garland’s raging, uneasy portrait of the United States’ near future in “Civil War,” the finite details of what issues people are fighting for are intentionally left unclear and unexplored.
Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscillas long courtship and
turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed
portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.

‘Priscilla’ is a questionable and confusing film that leaves viewers with more questions than answers

By Mila Ventura-Rodriguez, Staff Writer November 10, 2023
It was like a movie being played in fast-forward. It’s not a story about people. It certainly isn’t a story about Priscilla. It’s just “event, close-up on Priscilla, flashforward, event” and on and on until the credits roll and everyone in the room goes “What, really? That’s it?” 
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