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Film Reviews

Monday, September 29th, 2014, 9:43 am in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 7/10
Antoine Fuqua, the director that has given us films such as, “Training Day,”  “Shooter”  and “Olympus Has Fallen,” returns to deliver us an action film with a role that was made for Denzel Washington. Washington …

Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 10:47 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 5
The “found footage” horror genre is a greatly expanding one.
It all started back in 1999 with “The Blair Witch Project,” a movie that was extraordinary for its time, but has not aged very well. The …

Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 10:20 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Grade: 9
If anything can be said about Richard Linklater’s new film “Boyhood,” it’s that it is unlike any other film of its kind, a coming-of-age tale filmed with the same actors over the course of 12 …

Monday, September 8th, 2014, 1:12 am in Style & Culture
By Danielle Walczak

If Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning book “The Giver” ever needed to be brought back to social consciousness, now would be the time.
With events in Ferguson, Mo. during a time in history when social media makes ignorance …

Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 11:10 pm in Style & Culture
By Kyle Hadyniak

Don’t be surprised if “The Butler” makes an impressive showing at the 2014 Oscars. Simply put, few movies are as profound and emotionally engaging.
A grim recollection of civil rights history in America is framed through the …

Monday, September 9th, 2013, 10:20 am in Style & Culture
By Maria Necastro

The title might sound familiar, likely due to the June release of “This is the End,” the apocalyptic comedy featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco, or the earlier debut of “Seeking a Friend for the End …

Monday, April 15th, 2013, 2:56 am in Style & Culture
By Bryan Hinkel

We’ve all heard the expression, “curiosity killed the cat”; but in “The Croods,” it might be more appropriate to say that it killed the saber-toothed cat. In fact, the Crood family would likely have that phrase …

Sunday, April 7th, 2013, 11:51 pm in Style & Culture
By Josh Deakin

The original 1981 version of “The Evil Dead” is a cult classic. While it was intended to be a low-budget horror film, it sparked the careers of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell. Raimi would …

Monday, February 18th, 2013, 12:28 am in Style & Culture
Animated spy comedy only gets better as seasons roll on
By Jesse Scardina

It is surreal that “Archer” is already a month into its fourth season on FX. I still remember stumbling upon the first episode in 2009, skeptical at first, but continuing to laugh harder and harder as …

Monday, February 11th, 2013, 12:51 am in Style & Culture
New FX series a must-watch for television drama purists
By Jesse Scardina

I knew I would enjoy FX’s new drama, “The Americans,” after the first teaser played on my television. Picture moving slowly down a suburban sidewalk with the summertime sounds of kids playing and dogs barking in …