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“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 Read the rest

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“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 Read the rest

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“Chappaquiddick” review: Better be quick to the theater to see it

"Chappaquiddick" poster

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

This past weekend gave us “Chappaquiddick,” starring Jason Clarke as Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. It was directed by John Curran and, more importantly, has a supporting role from Read the rest

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Review: “A Quiet Place” is quite chilling cinema

By Josie Clark, E23 Reporter

This review contains minor spoilers for “A Quiet Place.”

For a first time director, John Krasinski proves brilliance doesn’t always come from experience with “A Quiet Place.” The film is a breath of fresh air Read the rest

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“Ready Player One” Review: Ready, Set, OK

By John Messer, E23 Reviewer

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” came out this past weekend to much anticipation. The film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, so the usual suspects of book fans Read the rest

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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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“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.

Starring relative … 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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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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