Review: Small briefcase full of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ hits the big city

Review: Small briefcase full of 'Fantastic Beasts' hits the big city

Olivia Buccieri

December 16, 2016

In case you’re wondering if anything new — besides a thieving Niffler, a companionable Bowtruckle and the cutest actor to ever grace the modern age film industry — was just added to the Potterverse, then the answer would be yes. J.K. Rowling and director David Yates have whimsically prolonged our infatuat...

Review: The Land of the Wolves

Film poster advertising “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Josh
Brolin and Benicio Del Toro (Movie poster from imdb.com).

Nick Burt

October 16, 2015

In the barren desert landscape that occupies the border of the land of the free and Mexico lies a wall that holds countless stories of violence against a depredated people. As these refugees seek hope for a new life, there are those who combat the violence that stems from the thin wall of the border. And...

Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ leaves a lasting impact

Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' leaves a lasting impact

Lauren Bernstein

September 29, 2015

“Straight Outta Compton” is an edgy, eye-opening and compelling story of one rap group’s rise to fame amid the struggle of racial issues and police brutality that inspire them to go further. Although the movie includes vulgar language and lyrics, drug deals and excessive confrontations between...

Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ carries a punch

Illustration by Elijah Henry.

Elijah Henry

June 19, 2015

Ever have one of those “lovely days” where you go out and get a nice meal, take a slow scenic drive — and get ferociously shaken about by a cinematic flurry of special effects, a bombardment of action-packed moments and a flame-throwing guitarist? If not, you haven’t seen “Mad Max: Fury Road.”...

Review: ‘The Babadook’ exposes demons both internal and external

Giselle Langley

June 19, 2015

"If it's in a word or it's in a look, you can't get rid of the Babadook." The newly released psycho-thriller, “The Babadook”, redefines the genre of current horror movies. Australian director Jennifer Kent does not disappoint in her debut film, drawing her movie's viewers to question insanity...

An interview with “Insidious: Chapter 3” actress Stephanie Scott

An interview with

Medha Vallurupalli

June 5, 2015

From Disney Channel to Horror Films: Stephanie Scott on Insidious 3 The much anticipated film “Insidious: Chapter 3,” starring Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott and Dermot Mulroney, will be released in theaters June 5. The final chapter in the Insidious trilogy is set as a prequel to the previous two...

Variety – the key word this March in film

Variety - the key word this March in film

Elijah Henry

March 22, 2015

This March offers some curious and varied choices for the average moviegoer. Unfortunately for some, among them are not action-packed superhero films or tense, Academy Award-winning gems. Instead, one might find a couple of diamonds in the rough in the form of a princess, an uprising and even Adam Sandler. The...

Students share Oscars opinions

Boyhood, Birdman and The Imitation Game are all on critics' radars for top Oscars awards this year.

Irena Yang

February 21, 2015

Awards season is underway, and students at Oak Park High School are sharing their thoughts on the granddaddy of awards: the Academy Awards. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, this year’s Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is filled with a variety of movies and actors that have left students buzzing. “There...

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