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Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting
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Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting

Steven Spielberg revisits the 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers — classified documents detailing the extent of clandestine US activity in the ongoing Vietnam War — in this tense political drama. Battle lines are drawn between government and press as the Washington Post decides whether to publish the Papers in the face of legal and…

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Film review: Sean Baker’s The Florida Project

The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe, is the fourth feature project by director Sean Baker. Baker’s direction of the film is deft and poised. It is set in Orlando and deals with the lives of a working poor mother (Bria Vinate) and her daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). It follows their experience living out of a…

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Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

The film opens and we see middle-aged dad Danny Meyerowitz (Adam Sandler) yelling and cursing to his daughter about not being able to find parking on the street in New York. They talk about how she’s going off to college and they’re going to be seeing her grandfather, but the conversation devolves into another yelling…

The Grandview Review: Blade Runner 2049
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The Grandview Review: Blade Runner 2049

The year is 2049. Earth is a prison, home only to those unable to escape to the offworld colonies. Almost all natural life is extinct. The past is bleak, the present even bleaker. Yet the future could hold something that also seems close to extinction in this dark world: hope. This is the universe of…

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German students show off vocabulary in biennial Filmfest

Last Thursday, November 3 marked the Macalester German department’s fourth biennial Filmfest. The event began with a black-tie reception in the Smail Gallery, during which students and faculty mingled on the red carpet. After photographs and hors d’oeuvres, guests proceeded to watch the short films. The theme of this year’s Filmfest was “German words we…

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Seven horror films from around the world

Tired of watching horror films such as Friday the 13th or Texas Chainsaw Massacre and looking for something different? Below are seven films from seven different countries that will definitely provide you with an unusual horror movie-watching experience. United States: The House of the Devil An ingenious attempt at a throwback to the 80s horror…

Content: “The Revenant”, “The Big Short”
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Content: “The Revenant”, “The Big Short”

This, right here, is CONTENT, my weekly film column. Readers can expect the hottest takes in student journalism paired with film criticism that has been hailed by some “a weekly column.” “The Revenant” The most-hyped bear of the season contributes just a crumb of the violence that propels “The Revenant” across the northern plains. Leonardo…

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The Innocent Convicts // Independent Film

Full disclosure: The author of this piece has worked as intern for The Reporters Inc., the journalism nonprofit in charge of the crowdfunding campaign for The Innocent Convicts What do an ex-TV reporter from the Midwestern United States and a documentary maker from West Africa have in common? Both were outraged by the Tim Cole…

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