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Indie filmmakers trade recognition and money to follow their passions

Indie filmmakers trade recognition and money to follow their passions

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath

June 15, 2018

In 2016, the nominations for Best Picture at The Academy Awards included only three independent films. But in 2017, the outcome completely reversed when the nominations included only three films produced by major studios for the Oscars under the same category. Usually, films produced by major studios rec...

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

Michael Landolfi

February 18, 2017

“Lion” is a poignant film from first-time director Garth Davis. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and the eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, the movie takes place in India and Australia, telling the true story of a young boy who was separated from his family, until an Australian couple adopts...

Barth takes the big screen

Brigid Garrett

January 7, 2017

Freshman Sawyer Barth of West Long Branch has been acting since fourth grade and was featured in Oscar nominated movie, Bridge of Spies

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Vaughn Battista

November 28, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge, released on November 4th, 2016, is the latest film by the controversial director Mel Gibson. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, the soldier who, during the storm on Okinawa in World War 2, was a conscientious objector, which meant that he enlisted into the army but did not fire ...

Stone soars with ‘Snowden’ film

Stone soars with ‘Snowden’ film

Sawyer Barth

November 10, 2016

The ever-expanding society of movie-lovers in America often sits down to enjoy a film, whether new or often rewatched, without thinking about the effort that went into its making. I recently attended a showing of director Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” released in mid-September. Upon seeing it, I ...

Dear Hollywood, It’s time to leave whitewashing in the past

Ebenezer Shim

June 4, 2016

Apparently, people of color (POC) can’t even be guaranteed typecasted roles anymore. The recent casting of white actress Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in the film “Doctor Strange” has sparked a heated campaign and discussion about whitewashing in the entertainment industry led by the Asian comm...

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