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Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer October 29, 2020
Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss stellar performance. While the film takes on classic horror tropes, it also explores real-world issues surrounding women whose fears when in danger are often dismissed.

Review: Film turns its origins into relevant commentary

By Thomas Machacz March 23, 2020
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss' stellar performance.
Deja View- Us

‘Deja View’- “Us”

April 4, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/deja-view-us   On this week's "Deja View," host Jake Leary and staff writer Silas White compare Jordan Peele's "Us" to his previous horror masterpiece, "Get...

“Us” mixes a government conspiracy, well-balanced blood and gore, impressive acting and nuanced characters to create a strong commentary on cultural, societal and racial tension in the United States like xenophobia.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By Jake Leary April 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.   The film follows the Wilson family on their annual summer vacation:...

Shaianne Osterreich, associate professor in the Department of Economics, warns that trade wars between the U.S. and China could wreak havoc.

Commentary: Trade wars threaten to wreak havoc for the US

By Shaianne Osterreich April 4, 2018
And, to be clear, previous administrations might have done something similar but it would not have been so blatant and highly visible.

Hillary Clinton’s mixed legacy

By Rachael Hartford February 18, 2013
Following former U.S. Senator John Kerry’s quick confirmation by the Senator, the new secretary of state joked he had big “heels” to fill as Hillary Clinton’s predecessor. Clinton is leaving the State Department with unprecedented approval ratings that could pave her way to a 2016 presidential candidacy if she wanted it. She became known for…
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