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Waititi revitalizes Marvel franchise in Thor: Ragnarok

For a film about the end of the world, Thor: Ragnarok is a joyride. The previous films of the Thor franchise have had some difficulties with their namesake protagonist, to say the least. Chris Hemsworth did not shine as Thor in the debut 2011 film Thor, or Thor: The Dark World. A sense of awkwardness…

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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 eternal charm of Linklater
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Content: The eternal charm of Linklater

Richard Linklater’s movies get me. Linklater sits amongst a small group of artists who mirror my internal life, the highs and lows of a fortunately stable existence. Not a lot happens in Linklater films: a couple walks along the beach; three old friends reminisce in a motel room; high schoolers drive around. He’s a master…

Content: fame gone sideways
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Content: fame gone sideways

When Leonardo DiCaprio finally reached the Oscars stage to be hailed as the giant he knows himself to be, he accepted the award with practiced grace and a plea for us to take better care of the earth. He won, waxed poetic about the future of the human race and got off the stage. It…

Content: Greenberg hails Caesar
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Content: Greenberg hails Caesar

Maybe the Coens started out writing a Masatire but got too caught up in the artifice. Their latest, Hail, Caesar! dances its way through the fictional Hollywood factory “Capitol Pictures,” the same studio which drives Barton Fink’s title character to insanity in their 1991 horror-comedy. Instead of a lambasting of the cynical spirit of early…

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…