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The official movie poster for The Fallout. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Fallout” movie shows how Gen Z copes with trauma

Izabelle Dessi March 6, 2022
“The Fallout” gives a real performance that compares to no other. It’s the story behind why students are fighting for change and being forced to learn the new meaning of “safe.” 
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Top 5 Halloween movies for this holiday season

Skylar Sena October 30, 2021
Double double, toil and trouble, spooky season is upon us at Stony Brook University. Though looking at one’s tuition balance is terrifying enough, many prefer to celebrate the season of the witch in more festive ways.
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Love (and murder) in the time of rich, white suburbia: ‘You’ Season 3 Review

Melanie Navarro October 24, 2021
Hello “You,” season three. Charming murderer Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgely, returned to Netflix on Oct. 15 with big expectations. Major spoilers ahead.
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The official cover of American Horror Story: Double Feature. 

Preparing for Emmy season with triple American Horror Story releases

Melanie Navarro September 8, 2021
The Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck cinematic universe is in full swing. In mid-July, the creators released “American Horror Stories,” a spin-off to the acclaimed anthology series “American Horror Story.”
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The official cover for Two Distant Strangers.

“Two Distant Strangers” shows the inescapable loop of racism and trauma

Tyler Rivers May 10, 2021
#REVIEW The 32-minute science-fiction drama, “Two Distant Strangers” written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe won Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards this month.
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“Emily in Paris” Review: A “Sex and the City” spinoff, Influencer edition

Melanie Navarro October 18, 2020
From producer Darren Star comes “Emily in Paris,” a Netflix original cooked up with the same ingredients of its predecessors: fashion, love interests and friends to talk about said love interests with — but with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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“The Nun” starts horror movie season with a scream

Emily Clute September 16, 2018
Set in the Romanian countryside in 1952, “The Nun” follows Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as they investigate the Vatican’s safety concerns involving an abbey deep in the woods after the suicide of one of its nuns.
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Patchogue Theatre’s Flashdance the Musical is just average

Kraig Klein September 10, 2018
Having never seen the original film, I cannot say whether the musical is an improvement, but I can say that the show’s flaws prevented me from taking any interest in the source material. On the other hand, the people I attended the show with and most of the audience seemed to love it, so there may be something that eluded me. 
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The Academy Awards fail film fans

Kraig Klein January 28, 2018
This year’s nominations sparked online controversy when it was announced that “The Boss Baby,” one of the year’s least liked animated films, was up for nomination.
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E! News reported that Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Johnson, right, and E.L.James had creative fights on set. PHOTO CREDIT: NICKSTEP

Film analysis: a deeper look into “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Krysten Massa February 23, 2015
Not everyone thinks about handcuffs and flogs the way that Christian Grey does.
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