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24 Frames Per Second: Greta Gerwig’s debut film Lady Bird

Living in the Central Valley of California is an experience that is unique to say the least. When you’re a teenager living anywhere in the Valley, in Modesto, or in Bakersfield, or in Fresno, you might be in California, but you can’t help but feeling like you’re a million miles away from the cultural life…

Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids
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Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids

In the award-winning documentary We Have Never Been Kids, Mahmood Soliman offers a gripping portrait of an Egyptian family living under the poverty line. Presented as part of the Arab Film Festival, the film follows four children and their mother, Nadia, as they experience hunger, violence, the abuse from Nadia’s husband and the tumultuous political…

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American Honey is a winner

American Honey gives its audience what so many have been asking for from Hollywood. We need more movies centering people of color, more movies centering women, more road movies, more hangout movies, more movies about right now. Director Andrea Arnold and lead actress Sasha Lane rolled all the above into a single celebration of growing…

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The Finest Hours: A story of seas-ing the day

A recognizably blustering Cape Cod, Massachusetts is the backdrop for Walt Disney Studios most recent film The Finest Hours. Off the coast a small CG 36500 lifeboat bobs, carrying Bernie Weber (Chris Pine) and his fellow U.S. Coast Guard crew members. Out of sight and over the mammoth waves of the Chatham Bar, a cracked…

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Swens N’ Dobs // Mission Impossible

This week, we journeyed to Rosedale Mall to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, a spy movie starring Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Samuel L. Jackson (Star Wars), Michael Caine (The Prestige), and Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy). The film introduces Taron Egerton as Egsy, a troubled teenager given a chance at a position with…

Swens N’ Dobs // An Unexpected Journey
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Swens N’ Dobs // An Unexpected Journey

This week we review Nebraska, a 2013 film directed by Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) and starring Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, an elderly alcoholic determined to walk all the way to Lincoln, Nebraska from his home in Montana in order to claim a scam million dollar prize. His grown up son David (Will Forte,…

Swens N’ Dobs // The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
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Swens N’ Dobs // The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

“Birdman” stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor once famous for playing an iconic superhero. The film also features Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zack Galifinakas, and was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Babel,” “Biutiful”). It is currently in theaters at Grandview and Rosedale, in addition to other locations throughout the Twin Cities….

Swens N’ Dobs // The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
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Swens N’ Dobs // The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

This week we review “Can’t Buy Me Love,” an 80s film about a high school senior who spends $1,000 to fake date the most popular girl in school for a month. This film is directed by Steve Rash (“Zenon: Z3” and “Bring It On: All or Nothing”) and stars Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Amanda…

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Dear White People // Review

For many, college is the chance to have a transformative experience of finding yourself. However, when you’re a student of color, you quickly learn (if you haven’t already) that you aren’t in complete control of your identity. There are massive institutions in place that control your representation. [Insert prayer emoji, raise the roof emoji, any…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG approves new student organizations, events Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC) was approved $912 to show Roots. Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family’s history, going back to slavery days. BLAC…

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