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‘Popcorn Premiers’ – “May December” (2023)

December 10, 2023
For his final episode of the season, host first-year student Logan Thompson reviews the comedy/drama Netflix film with sophomore Michael Mahtesian to discuss the actors' performances and the audience's perception of the true crime genre. Thompson continues with a recap of his favorite films of 2023 and movies he is anticipating in 2024.
After a fateful near-miss, an assassin (Michael Fassbender) battles his employers and himself on an international manhunt he maintains is not personal.

‘The Killer’ slays every detail of a caper thriller

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer November 16, 2023
The titular killer (Michael Fassbender) in David Fincher’s new caper thriller, “The Killer,” never misses. Or so the man of walking contradictions claims.

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (2023), “Anatomy of a Fall” (2023), “Pain Hustlers” (2023)

November 3, 2023
Host first-year student Logan Thompson is joined by guests Braedy Dilger and Simona Forgione to discuss the film adaptation of the video game franchise, "Five Nights at Freddy's". Thompson and Forgione continue to review "Anatomy of a Fall", and Thompson alone reviews the Netflix Original "Pain Hustlers".
From left, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) discuss their next play in the fourth and final season of Succession — one of the shows that has benefitted from releasing new episodes weekly.

Column: The case for the weekly streaming model

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 5, 2023
Despite the popularity of binge-watching, the weekly streaming model is the most effective at keeping the momentum of a show going.
Netflix’s end to password-sharing has sparked a debate regarding how the new rule will impact college students.

Netflix’s new account-sharing policy impacts students

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Netflix’s end to password-sharing has sparked a debate regarding how the new rule will impact college students.
While Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) returns for the Knives Out sequel, the rest of the cast are all new — and rise to the occasion.

Review: Murder mystery peels back layers of genre

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
The sequel to the smash hit "Knives Out" delivers, with Rian Johnson crafting a grand, hilarious mystery that does not fall into the same tropes.
English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is hired to observe a little girl that has not eaten for four months in Sebastián Lelios newest film, The Wonder.

Review: Period drama leaves viewers in a state of wonder

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer December 7, 2022
"The Wonder" tells a beautiful story about overcoming trauma, loss and grief, thriving on the use of nuances and subtleties throughout.
Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2022
Recent cases of celebrities like Kit Connor and Rebel Wilson being forced to come out are part of a problematic trend in Hollywood.
Elmer (Jacob Tremblay) gets swept up in a rescue mission for a dragon (Gaten Matarazzo) in My Fathers Dragon, a film that sadly doesnt reach the nuance and complexity of recent animated films.

Review: Animated adventure fails to properly take off

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer November 28, 2022
Academy Award nominee Nora Twomey's latest pairing with Cartoon Saloon fails to live up to her previous two animated hits.
Blonde is based on the historical fiction novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, depicting Marilyn Monroe (Ana de Armas) at her lowest points in life.

Review: Hollywood icon reduced to her worst moments

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer October 10, 2022
Director Andrew Dominik objectifies Marilyn Monroe (Ana de Armas) throughout "Blonde," making for an extremely unpleasant viewing experience.
After the death of his youngest brother, Karim (Sami Slimane) finds himself at odds with his older siblings on how to move on.

Review: Political thriller loses itself in the chaos

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor October 5, 2022
Romain Gavras has directed a visually stunning but narratively empty thriller that showcases how political movements spread.
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