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“Gods of Egypt’: heretical cinema

“Gods of Egypt’: heretical cinema

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
March 2
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Who knew movies this bad could exist without adapting a book?

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‘The Witch’: A frightening February flick

Bobby Shipman, Staff Writer
February 24
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It’s been a hot minute since a truly chilling horror movie has come along. Robert Eggers’ Puritan pandemonium flick about a rascally forest dweller tormenting a family of 1630s Christians is not that movie. The unnerving subject matter in “The Witch” sears so deep into one’s skin that it ...

The case for crude: ‘Deadpool’

The case for crude: ‘Deadpool’

Gavin Gaddis
February 18
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The Merc with a Mouth delivers a dose of irreverent anti-hero goodness right up main street with the most successful R-rated opening weekend on record.

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‘Love’: positively pretentious pornography

‘Love’: positively pretentious pornography

Gavin Gaddis
February 10
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Three minutes into Gaspar Noe’s “Love” I shouted, “either cum or change scenes” at the screen. “Love” attempts to tell the story of Murphy (Karl Gluspan), a man living in an unhappy marriage with one child. Most of the movie is spent in flashbacks as Murphy remembers the night he che...

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer
February 4
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Shrouded in rumors and controversy throughout the three years leading up to its release, “Anti” is the greatest Rihanna album that almost never happened.

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‘Dirty Grandpa’: Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

‘Dirty Grandpa’: Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

Gavin Gaddis
January 27
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“Dirty Grandpa” could be a hilarious comedy, in an alternate dimension.

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‘The Overnight’: Sexual, strangely touching

‘The Overnight’: Sexual, strangely touching

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief
January 27
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Come for the prosthetic penises, stay for the subtle charm.Come for the prosthetic penises, stay for the subtle charm.

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Supporting actress outshines star in ‘The Danish Girl’

Supporting actress outshines star in ‘The Danish Girl’

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer
January 21
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A cookie-cutter biopic that fails to capture the external effects of its events, “The Danish Girl” achieves redemption through a handful of its actors’ performances. The film, based on the fictional novel of the same name, follows painter Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) through his metamorphosis i...

‘The Expanse’: StarBattleFireTrek of Thrones

‘The Expanse’: StarBattleFireTrek of Thrones

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
January 21
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If it is possible for a single show to save a network, “The Expanse” is on track to recover some of SyFy’s lost revenue and pride. A quality space opera seems almost out of place on such a degraded channel. While the History Channel was ditching its historical content for reality gimmicks, SyFy di...

Lawrence shines in joyless ‘Joy’

Lawrence shines in joyless ‘Joy’

Bobby Shipman, Editor in Chief
January 13
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Bobby Shipman shares why he was overjoyed during David O. Russell's newest film.

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‘The Revenant’ – two parts ‘Gravity’, one part bear.

‘The Revenant’ – two parts ‘Gravity’, one part bear.

January 13
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Alejandro González Iñárritu returns with yet another polished piece of art, yet not all that shines is gold.

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Dinosaur film warms the heart

Dinosaur film warms the heart

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
December 9
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“The Good Dinosaur” has one of the most confusing openings I’ve seen in a Disney movie. Director Peter Sohn appears in front of some concept art to tell the audience how he’s created a movie with the intention of telling a story so well through nonverbal communication that you could watch it...

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