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Film Review: Budrus (Griffin Jackson)

An eye-opening, heart-wrenching journey across ten months in a small Palestinian village called Budrus leaves viewers inspired, angered and cheering. The true story of a tiny town at the edge of the West Bank, Budrusfollows several individuals, each tied to the construction of the Israeli security barrier through Palestinian territory. The documentary’s plot revolves around the … Continue reading

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Learning the Ropes at Comic-Con (Kathleen O’Donnell)

I never really cared about comic books. Yes, I thought Batman was awesome and that Superman was a charmer, but I didn’t actually know anything about their histories. Apart from Hollywood films, they never crossed my path. Then one day, everything changed. At the end of September, I received a newsletter from my honors college calling for … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Time (Kathleen O’Donnell)

On the heels of a disappointing performance in the horribly cheesy summer hit Friends With Benefits, Justin Timberlake is back in action for In Time. The film, latest from the sci-fi mind of Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show), takes place in a dystopian world where time is quite literally, money. As currency, time buys everything from … Continue reading

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Please, Hollywood: Ditch the Remakes (Kathleen O’Donnell)

Am I the only young person absolutely sick of all the film remakes? This year has been a hotbed for disappointing reboots and box office failures. Sure, maybe I wasn’t alive when the original Straw Dogs came out, but that doesn’t mean I liked the 2011 version anymore than the average waking individual. Not even the star … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Kathleen O’Donnell)

Still buzzing from Oscar victors The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, director David Fincher is back. And yes, he’s done it again. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the highly anticipated adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best selling novel, takes viewers on a 158-minute nail biter of unrelenting dramatic suspense. Also, it’s just plain good. Filmed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Friends with Kids (Kathleen O’Donnell)

Flickr Creative Commons // canmark When half the cast of Bridesmaids reteams for the big screen, one might expect another hilarious romp of a film. With stars Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm, and Kristen Wiig, Friends With Kids might appear to be a comedy of epic proportions, but as soon as they trade their wedding garb for onesies, … Continue reading