Critic’s Corner: “Moonlight” Enraptures Hearts

Race, gender, class, sexuality, and difficult life circumstances are topics often discussed at Seattle University. Most incoming students realize this before submitting their applications. These conversations tend to be filled with intensity, anger, and urgency as radical changes to those systems of oppression are demanded immediately so liberation can soon be realized. But instead of […]

Critic’s Corner: Inferno and Insecure

Inferno “Humanity is the disease, inferno is the cure,” is one of the first lines spoken in Inferno, the latest installment in the Da Vinci Code films. The film series is based on novels by Dan Brown and this movie, although thrilling and fast- paced, has absolutely no depth and is incredibly predictable. The story […]

Critic’s Corner: The White Helmets, The Siege at Jadotville

This week Critic’s Corner looks at two films that provide historical accounts of humanitarian and military events. Via Netflix The White Helmets At just 40 minutes, the documentary “The White Helmets,” directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, is a quick, yet informative peek into the lives of the volunteer members of the Syrian Civil Defense. The Syrian […]

Critics Corner: Audrie & Daisy

“Audrie & Daisy” is a bold documentary that explores the cases of two girls who were sexually assaulted by young men. This film is an important tool directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk used to educate the nation about sexual assault, a prevalent issue in our society today. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE Daisy Coleman […]

Critic’s Corner: “Made in France”

As the world grapples with the aftershock and fear of terrorist attacks on numerous cities, director Nicolas Boukhrief shines light on young extremists who join the forces of a jihadist group in the French film “Made in France”. Boukhrief dares to encompass an incredibly complex and sensitive subject into 89 minutes of suspenseful cinema, and […]

Snowden: A Mediocre Production Featuring Talented Actors

Snowden chronicles the life, decisions, and mystery of former American CIA operative, Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In this movie, Director Oliver Stone tells this complicated story through a series of flashbacks, and flash-forwards. Courtesy of Google Images When watching Snowden, there are two different movies within the one. Clocking in at a lengthy […]

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