The Fight For Inclusion

I am a non-Catholic, non-religious student at a Jesuit university. When I applied for schools, I worried I wouldn’t fit in at Seattle University because of my religious affiliation, or lack thereof. In some ways, that has been true. I sing religious hymns at Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Seattle U choir every […]

Critic’s Corner: Awkward Love Scenes

Because I just can’t get over how much I hated “The Counselor”—and because I can’t wipe the image of Cameron Diaz having sex with a car out of my nightmares—I’ve come up with another post inspired by Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy. In honor of Diaz and her Ferrari, I’ve compiled an abbreviated list of […]

Critic’s Corner: Film News Bites

Walt Disney to Hold Open Auditions for “Star Wars Episode VII” Lucasfilm The Walt Disney Company posted a vague open casting call for a “new Disney movie” that the BBC believes to be connected to the next “Star Wars” episode. According to Empire, a recent Tweet advertising an upcoming audition also has film gossips all […]

Critic’s Corner: Scott and McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Disappoints

Despite an impressive cast, Oscar-winning director and Pulitzer-winning screenwriter, “The Counselor” is–to be frank–a festering trash heap of a film. Director Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Alien”) and novelist Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men,” “The Road”), who teamed up to tackle a suspense-thriller about the devastating wake of Mexico’s drug cartels, have churned out a […]

Critic’s Corner: Film News Bites

On this fine Thursday, I give you a selection of very abbreviated film industry news for your edification. Thor UK Premiere Paramount Pictures “Thor: The Dark World” premiered in the UK yesterday, which just gives me another excuse to berate Paramount—why, Paramount, why? The first “Thor” was awful, so why would you ever make a […]

Critic’s Corner: Stunts Gone Wrong

Earlier this week, Brad Pitt’s stuntman was stabbed with a bayonet on the set of “Fury,” Pitt’s upcoming film. The 35-year-old was rushed to a hospital near Pyrton, Oxfordshire after the accident and officials say the stabbing will not be treated as a crime. Over half of film-related injuries and deaths befall stuntmen who make […]

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