Shyamalan’s “Split” Not Just Another Horror Flop

From seeing dead people to seeing crop circles, M. Night Shyamalan has created some classics over the years. VIA UNIVERSAL PICTURES He started out with movies that became instant hits and that later became some of the most recognized horror films in the genre “Signs,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village.” Lately, however, Shyamalan has been […]

Hidden Figures: A Story of Tenacity and Spirit

The 1960s in America was a time of social revolution, heartbreak, and triumph. Set in 1961, during a time of sit-ins and peaceful protests, “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of three African-American women who work at NASA and struggle toward their dreams, despite the oppression they face inside and outside their workplace. PHOTO VIA […]

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 […]

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 […]

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