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Chalamet and Wilder as the illustrious Willy Wonka (Courtesy of The Ringer/Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures)

Review: Chalamet shines in his very own world of pure imagination

By Joseph Mutagaya, Arts and Entertaiment Editor January 24, 2024

Hello, my Letterboxd Lovelies! It’s your favorite and most bestest, amazing-est movie-sorry, film critic, IWuvMyPeachyWeachyTimmyKins4000 back and better than ever.  First of all, I’d like to...

The official film poster of Priscilla (2023) dir. Sofia Coppola

Priscilla review: In the shadows of Graceland

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

“She’s much more mature for her age," said Jacob Elordi. Set against a backdrop of dreamy visuals and innocent girlhood, Sofia Coppola’s most recent release tells the bittersweet story of Priscilla...

Cover of The Boy and the Heron (Studio Ghibli)

The Boy and the Heron review: a breathtaking story of love, loss, and a feathered friend

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for “The Boy and the Heron” !! “A gray heron once told me that all gray herons are liars. So, is that the truth or a lie?” After a pivotal four...

Simu Liu presented as the male lead in the movie adaptation of One True Loves.

Op-Ed: Dear Hollywood, please stop casting the same Asian males

By John Nguyen and Natalia Nguyen March 10, 2023

Two weeks ago, Buzzfeed released the trailer for their movie adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s "One True Loves." Fans of Reid were excited to see the 2016 novel come to the big screen. However, what...

A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

A Golden Globe award shines in the spotlight in front of the public

The Golden Globes and its fight for a comeback

By Adrianna Guadalupe and Anjali Martinez January 27, 2023

On Jan. 10, stars from all over the globe sauntered down the red carpet, showing off their looks in front of the hundreds of flashing lights and cameras. Many of these stars hoped to add an award to their...

Cat and Nat posing with stuffed animals, why? I wish I knew.

Op-Ed: Instant photography is de-memorializing memory

By Catherine Hu and Natalia Nguyen December 13, 2022

The air vibrates, humming through my bones. The crowd’s excitement is palpable, evidenced in the frenzied jumping that surrounds me, carrying me away, shrieks joining the deep bass thud of the music. I...

Many Muslim women around the world are perceived as oppressed because of the intense coverage of terrorist groups and oppressive regimes in the Middle East.

Op-Ed: The anti-hijab rhetoric is misplaced

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez December 13, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini was killed by Iran’s morality police because, according to them, her hijab wasn’t being worn properly. This sparked protests throughout Iran and the rest of the world....

The poster for Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood depicts the  two sides of its main character, Stan.

Apollo 10 ½: A Flawed but Admirable Attempt at Capturing Houston On Screen

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

“Why haven’t there been any high-profile movies about Houston?” was the question on my mind as I went on Netflix and searched for Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood. Yes, yes, Terms of Endearment...

Junior Jessica Lins documentary film Beyond the Model was recently featured and won Jury Selection for Directing at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Beyond the Model: Junior Jessica Lin exposes the intersection of the model minority myth and Anti-Asian violence in her documentary, featured at the SXSW Film Festival

By Julian Namerow, Features Editor April 9, 2021

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival draws over 230,00 attendees and raises over 355 million dollars yearly. The festival only features 7 productions for the category “Texas High Schools” out of...

The star-studded Falcoln and the Winter Soldier is Marvels most recent production.

Film Review: A military teched-out birdman and a 106 year old metal armed soldier- what’s not to love

By Cameron Hart, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

What do you get when you cross a military teched-out birdman with a 106 year old metal armed soldier? An insanely good Marvel series. Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a brand new series...

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