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Review: My love letter to “Love, Simon”

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter

Today, when a high school-centered teenage rom-com is coming out, there’s usually a standard pattern. A white, straight, usually awkward student wants to find love or is finally summoning the courage to ask that crush … Read the rest

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“Tomb Raider” Review: From the Console to the Screen

By Caitlin Brenner, E23 Reporter

This article contains possible spoilers for “Tomb Raider.”

To tell the same story with a fresh face, Alicia Vikander takes on the role of Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.” While the beginning of the film … Read the rest

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Opinion: Why the Oscars are failing

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By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter

On March 6, Trump voiced his opinion on the 2018 Oscars on Twitter: “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!Read the rest

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“Thoroughbreds” review: a dark horse of a comedy thriller

The three characters conspire while sitting in a car.

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter

Writer and director Cory Finley’s debut, “Thoroughbreds”, is a darkly funny, pseudo-psycho thriller that delves into the lives of two well-bred Connecticut teenage girls whose friendship brings out each other’s worst tendencies.

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“Into the Breach” review: Subset Games is the best indie developer

The title screen of "Into the Breach" shows menu options and a robot overlooking a landscape

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

Most people may not recognize the name Subset Games, but most in the video game world will recognize “FTL: Faster than Light.” The 2012 indie darling made by the two-man development team of Subset Games Read the rest

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“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” review: a studio by any other name just as sweet

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is playing at Ragtag Cinema at the time of writing (March 13, 2018).

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a film dominated by the discussion surrounding its creation. Its maker, Read the rest

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Critical Inklings, Ep. 3: Overwatch and Other Stuff

This week, John Messer and his friend Allie Mollet talk about “Overwatch,” the sensational first-person team-based shooter from Blizzard. The discussion turns to other video games, cartoons and childhood reminiscing. And it’s the first episode without cursing!

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True/False Review: “Combat Obscura” is an unflinching look at the lives of Marines

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

One of the more compelling films at the 2018 True/False Film Fest was Miles Lagoze’s “Combat Obscura.” What sets “Obscura” apart is its composition. Director Lagoze recorded the majority of the footage between 2011 and Read the rest

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A glimpse at the 2018 True/False Film Fest (Photo gallery)

Attendees admire the “Gyro-Kinetic Home," which was constructed in the street.

By Savannah Ritzen, E23 Reporter

The first weekend of March is always highly anticipated for those in Columbia, Missouri. Hosted by the Ragtag Film Society, the True/False Film Fest takes over the streets as attendees clear their schedules from Thursday Read the rest

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Paris Fashion Week was a triumphant ending to Fashion Month

By Brooke Knappenberger, E23 Reporter

Paris Fashion Week marks the end of the month-long slew of fashion shows, and it proved to be quite the ending. It seems the biggest names were saved for last. Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Read the rest

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