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“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor
June 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

AJ Luna,
Contributor
May 4
Filed under Arts & Life

Have you ever sat through a movie and felt your adrenaline pumping? That’s what I felt after watching “Hardcore Henry,” an action movie shot entirely from a first person perspective. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the movie premiered on April 8 in theaters. The premise is that Henry, who the viewer is made to ...

ASI to host film screening

ASI to host film screening

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor
February 12
Filed under Campus

In celebration of Black History Month, Associated Students Incorporated will host screenings of the movie “Dear White People” on Tuesday, Feb. 17 throughout the day. The free screenings will take place in the University Union Multipurpose Room, first at 10 a.m. and then every two hours afterwards until 9 p.m. ASI will provide moviegoers with popcorn and candy at the event while supplies last. The screening of “Dear White People” is a two-part event an...

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