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“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Smashes Original Film with a Brand New World (Review)

Diana Panuncial, E23 Staffer “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph” from 2012, released Nov. 21 and grossed $55.6 million over Thanksgiving weekend and $84.4 million since its premiere, according to Rotten Tomatoes. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” follows redeemed video game villain Wreck-It Ralph and “Sugar Rush” star Vanellope Von Schweetz. We see […]

A Thanksgiving History Lesson from E23

A Thanksgiving History Lesson from E23

Jacqueline Lemp, E23 Staffer Now we all know from history class how Thanksgiving started. In 1621, Protestant settlers and Native Americans had a harvest gathering. It happened in Plymouth Colony, which is now known as the state of Massachusetts. During that time they had a lot to be grateful for, and the tradition has continued […]

“Little Woods” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Little Woods” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Diana Panuncial, E23 Staffer “Little Woods” is New York-based director Nia DeCosta’s feature film debut and a recipient of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Nora Ephron Award, where it had its world premiere on April 21. The film, a gritty drama thriller, was Citizen Jane’s 11th opening night film on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Stephens College’s […]

“Night Comes On” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Night Comes On” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

On the final day of the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival, “Night Comes On” was the first film shown at Talking Horse Productions. The small, quaint theater was almost full as the audience sat in anticipation for the movie to begin. The film revolves around Angel, an almost 18-year-old fresh out of a juvenile detention […]

“Hermanos” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Hermanos” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Jake Mosher, E23 Staffer On the final day of the Citizen Jane Festival, “Hermanos” was the second film shown at Talking Horse Productions. The small theater, similar to the movie shown before this one, was almost full. The director of the documentary, Laura Plancarte, was present for the showing. Her film presents two personal narratives […]

“Girl Hearted” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Girl Hearted” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Zach Hohenstein, E23 Staffer “Girl Hearted”, a short-form documentary directed by Ann Scheschonk, screened this last week at the Talking Horse Productions theater as part of the Citizen Jane Film Festival. Since the film tells the story of a young transgender girl, Nori, and the adversity she and her family faces, speakers before the screening […]

“When We Grow Up” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“When We Grow Up” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Zach Hohenstein, E23 Staffer The substantial and ever-growing monster that is the film industry has historically been male-dominated. A lack of opportunities for female crew members, writers and directors has created a difficult job market for aspiring women in this profession. That is why entirely female-created films such as “When We Grow Up” are so […]

“Angel’s Wear White” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Angel’s Wear White” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Jacqueline Lemp, E23 Staffer In today’s society, there are certain issues that are difficult to talk about. One of those is sexual assault. But even though it is a hard topic to discuss, there are women out there who take the challenge to speak about it. At this year’s Citizen Jane Festival, one film showcased […]

“Write When You Get Work” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

“Write When You Get Work” at the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival

Jacqueline Lemp, E23 Staffer Women have not always gotten the recognition they deserve when it comes to filmmaking. But over the recent years, the Stephens College has hosted the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, devoted to female filmmakers. Many people work very hard to put on this festival, with over 20 films screened at […]

Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impressions

I played around six hours of this over 60 hour game. No Spoilers will be included. “Red Dead Redemption 2”, Rockstar’s first new game since “GTA V” in 2013, has finally arrived. After a year delay, reports of 80 hour or more work weeks and an 8 year gap between the original and this prequel, this […]

Citizen Jane Film Festival begins November 1st in Columbia, MO

Diana Panuncial, E23 Reporter It’s time for the Citizen Jane Film Festival to take over Columbia again as they celebrate their eleventh year of women in film from Thursday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Stephens College and associated venues. There will be 26 films shown this year, ranging from short films to […]

“Halloween” Film Review

Zack Hohenstein, E23 Reporter Forty years have passed since Laurie Strode’s first encounter with Michael Myers. John Carpenter’s 1978 film “Halloween” introduced two of the genre’s most iconic characters and horror filmmakers have been trying to emulate their success ever since. Unfortunately, the series has subsequently been plagued by mediocre copycat films including sequels and […]

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Review

Zack Hohenstein, E23 Reporter It seems like every character wants to assume a new identity in “Bad Times at the El Royale”. They sneak around, hide things and lie in order to appear as someone else multiple times over the course of the staggering 141-minute runtime. In a similar way, this film seems like it’s […]

“Riverdale” Season Three Premiere First Look

Megan Rubenstein, E23 Reporter   The CW’s “Riverdale” returns with the season three premiere, leaving viewers questioning how the remainder of the season will look. This review contains spoilers On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the CW’s “Riverdale,” the dark teen-drama based off of the famous “Archie” comics, returned for the season three premiere. While I would […]

“A Star is Born” Review

Francisco Melendez, E23 Reporter “A Star is Born” (2018) is the fourth official remake of “A Star is Born” to be released in theatres, and it has a lot to live up to. The 1937 version was nominated for 7 Academy Awards (and won for original story); the 1954 version was nominated for 6 Academy […]