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Let’s Get Reel

Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life and Style Columnist

February 27, 2014

  You know what movie was good? Titanic.  You know what else was good? Gladiator. Pompeii is like someone tried watching both movies at once and tried to write down what happened, except at the end some other guy put 2012 on a...

Let’s Get Reel

Kevin Doyle '16, Life & Style Columnist

December 6, 2013

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the biggest movie at the box office, by a long shot. You could almost say that it has already “caught fire” (cue snare and cymbal). There is a good chance if you have not alread...

Let’s Get Reel: Ender’s Game

Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Columnist

November 22, 2013

Orson Scott Card dislikes gay people and the book was better. None of those have any effect on the quality of this movie. Trust me, Ender’s Game is perfectly capable of being an atrocious film without any of that extra baggage. Ender’s Game is a mess of a mov...

Let’s Get Reel: Thor

Kevin Doyle ’16, Life & Style Columnist

November 14, 2013

I like superhero movies, so naturally I had to go check out Marvel’s latest installment, Thor: The Dark World. While it is aesthetically pleasing that the title does not have a numeral, it does little to hide the fact that this is an overall tired and bland sequel. ...

Let’s Get Reel: The Counselor

Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Columnist

November 7, 2013

I was not prepared. I thought I was prepared, but I was not. The Counselor is a film directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz. It is written by Corma...

Let’s Get Reel: Enough Said

Kevin Doyle '16, Life & Style Columnist

October 31, 2013

Enough Said, directed by Nicole Holofcener, is an incredibly smart, perceptive and realistic romantic comedy portraying the now very common phenomenon of “divorcee dating.” This film also was one of the final films of the...

Let’s Get Reel: Captain Phillips

Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Columnist

October 17, 2013

Captain Phillips is a frustratingly wonderful movie. Its two stars turn in performances that are arguably some of the best of their careers, but it pulls its punches early on which leaves the movie feeling tense and high str...

Linking Politics and Film

Virgina Cady ’15, Clarke Forum Contributor

April 11, 2013

There’s more to movies than just what you see on the screen. Peter Lev, professor of electronic media and film at Towson University, came to Dickinson on Thursday, Mar. 4 to discuss the political and social evolution of the...

Thanking the Academy

Terra Allgaier ‘13, columnist

February 28, 2013

The Oscars are about celebrating the multiple facets of the art of film—the actors, the costumes, the special effects, the screenplay, and so on. To some, it honors the behind-the-scenes work of an art form that many people...

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