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The official Disney movie poster for Wish. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Disney’s “Wish” is quite possibly their worst picture yet

Patrick Larkin December 8, 2023
The 2023 Disney animated film “Wish” aimed to celebrate Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100th anniversary with a story based on one of its main themes, wishing; instead, it is an amalgamation of everything wrong with the corporation.
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The official movie poster for Dont Worry Darling.

When the drama offscreen is better than on: “Don’t Worry Darling” movie review

Aneesah Khandaker October 11, 2022
Released in theaters on Sept. 23, “Don’t Worry Darling” finally gave audiences the body of work that was mostly known for its behind-the-scenes feuds and gossip quandaries. This movie introduces a mediocre idea and refuses to provide any answers.
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“Don’t Worry Darling” continues to romanticize bad men

Olivia Erndl October 11, 2022
#OPINION: “Don’t Worry Darling” was one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2022. While this movie attempted to fall within the “good for her” subgenre, its failure to follow through on critical themes prevented it from having a major feminist impact.
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Exploring the ornate and provocative at NYCs Museum of Sex

Exploring the ornate and provocative at NYC’s Museum of Sex

Zoe Elyse September 4, 2022
Equal parts education, art and entertainment, the Museum of Sex draws attendees in with its playful advertising and taboo subject nature, with an interior that sparks thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topics.
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The official poster for the movie Godzilla vs Kong. The film was released on March 31. PUBLIC DOMAN

Godzilla vs. Kong: A pure fun monster action violence spectacle

Ryan Baile April 23, 2021
Marvel and DC combined their cinematic universes to create an epic battle between two of the most famous movie monsters in the history of cinema: Godzilla and King Kong. “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max.
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The official poster for Call Me By Your Name. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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Official poster for All the boys Ive loved before, featured on Netflix.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever” review

Julia Heming March 21, 2021
To any rom-com lovers, the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” film series should be high on the list of movies to watch. The latest installment “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever” was released on Netflix on Valentine’s Day.
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The official poster for Mulan, a live action Disney movie. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Mulan adaptation is just a lackluster remake

Ryan Baile September 17, 2020
Despite the likable parts of the movie, overall Mulan was another disappointment from the House of Mouse. 
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Official poster for I Lost My Body. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Director Jérémy Clapin impresses with animated film "I Lost My Body"

Claudia Motley February 4, 2020
Jérémy Clapin’s critically acclaimed animated feature, “I Lost My Body,” premiered on Nov. 15, 2019. The award-winning film is in the running for this year's Oscars race.
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Poster for The Interpreters. PUBLIC DOMAIN

A conversation with composer Simon Taufique on “The Interpreters”

Melissa Azofeifa November 10, 2019
"The Interpreters” is a documentary that follows the lives of three interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq. Phillip Morris, Malik and Mujtaba represent over 50,000 local interpreters who helped U.S. soldiers on the ground communicate with locals and gather intel.
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The poster for the off broadway show called A Little Shop of Horrors. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Little Shop of Horrors” Off-Broadway Review: a must-see energetic musical led by Jonathan Groff

Alek Lewis October 27, 2019
"Little Shop of Horrors” Off-Broadway does the impossible by somehow increasing the charm of the musical cult classic, thanks in part to its stars Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard. The production, which opened Oct. 17 at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan’s Hell's Kitchen, brings new energy to the 1982 cult classic horror-comedy musical.
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“The Breadwinner” film brings a powerful story to the Wang Center

Lajiere Blake October 21, 2019
The art of storytelling and animation is captured beautifully in “The Breadwinner.” Based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis, the film does a great job of hooking viewers in from the very start.
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