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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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“Blockers” is a Hilarious Comedy With a Lot of Heart

Review by E23 Writer Michael Donelan

The new film “Blockers” is hilarious, filthy, heartwarming and one of the best comedies in recent years.

On the day of their senior prom, longtime best friends Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and 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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True/False Review: “American Animals” captures the thrill of a heist

By Bryce Cross, E23 Reporter

If we’re being truthful to ourselves, many of us have imagined – daydreamed even – of pulling off the perfect heist, and why wouldn’t we? Cinema has idealized heists, glorified both the failed and fortunate Read the rest

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True/False Review: “Of Fathers and Sons” is a powerful must-see

By Brooke Knappenberger, E23 Reporter

In the documentary “Of Fathers and Sons”, director Talal Derki returns to his home country of Syria to provide an extremely rare and intimate insight into a radical Islamist family. He follows the family in Read the rest

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“Annihilation” Review: An Absorbing Action Thriller

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By Josie Clark, E23 Reporter

“Annihilation”, directed by Alex Garland, is a science fiction movie with horror elements. My feelings toward the film are quite complex. Some aspects I really enjoyed, while others I found disappointing. For instance, I enjoyed Read the rest

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“The Shape of Water” Is a Visually-Stunning Treat for Movie Lovers

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By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter

“The Shape of Water” is showing at Ragtag Cinema through Tuesday, February 20.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is a whimsical and gorgeous fairy tale that is sure to please moviegoers all around … Read the rest

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“Lady Bird” Review: Funny, Emotional and One of the Best Movies of the Year

Ronan leans up against a wall outside a convenience store.

By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is a fantastic and fresh look at the life of a teenage girl, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do.

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Read the rest

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Booyah: “Justice League” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic, E23 Reporter

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Minor spoilers follow for “Justice League.”

The DC Extended Universe had a shaky start with “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.” As competition to Marvel’s bevy of popular hero flicks, many have … Read the rest

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Disappoints: A Review

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell sit while tied together by gift wrap ribbon and surrounded by ornaments.

By Josie Clark

Minor spoilers follow for “Daddy’s Home 2.”

If you are looking for a wholesome, funny and heartfelt Christmas comedy this season, I have the perfect recommendation for you: anything but “Daddy’s Home 2.” How this movie was … Read the rest

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