The 95th Academy Awards are on March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and many individuals and movies are up for awards. Below are just a few of the selection that will be considered on the 12th.. The highly contested Best Actor category is filled to the brim with the best of the best. From Brendan Fraser in “The Whale” to Paul Mascal in “Aftersun”, every nominee has put their best foot forward to be on this list. But the clear winner here is …
“Judas and The Black Messiah” does not betray viewers
Racism, violence, betrayal, and guilt are all in this thrilling rated R movie of Fred Hampton. “Judas and The Black Panther” realistically portrays how easily people show their true colors by betraying someone. Throughout the movie, the violence and gunfights between the police officers and the Black Panthers are very evident. Even when the Black Panthers or any black citizens were minding their business, they would get racial slurs or get hurt badly by police officers. “Judas and The Black Messiah” first shows O’Neal, played …
‘A Star is Born’: Dazzling mix of talent and tragedy
Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born” is a piece of pure magic. Lady Gaga transforms from the platinum art-pop diva we all know and love, into Ally, a shy, understated brunette who’s afraid to sing her own songs. Her performance is exquisite, gritty and real, you soon forget the edgy character she is in real life.
Hereditary fails as a horror film
Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” opened on Friday, June 8, 2018, and was immediately met with complimentary reviews from numerous outlets, bolstering its advertisements proclaiming it as the scariest film of the year, or in ages, or some other ostensibly impressive amount of time. However, despite several promising elements, the film as a whole is an utter failure as a horror movie. From the cliches to the tonal mistakes to the thoughtless visual style, horrendous pacing, and almost consummate lack of scares, the film falls far too …
‘A Wrinkle In Time’: A ‘Wrinkle’ not worth your time
Adapting children’s stories into film requires the characters to remain likeable throughout each reincarnation. “A Wrinkle in Time” failed to deliver this expectation and stood as a shining example of how not to approach character development.
PRO/CON: Inclusion riders in Hollywood
At the Oscars this year, Frances McDormand mentioned in her speech two words that have since entered the conversation surrounding diversity in Hollywood: Inclusion riders. Is it worth taking seriously? Two of our staff writers weigh in on the issue.
Lancers’ Lives: Using film to frame the world differently
Only seldom do you ever sit in an intermediate level filmmaking class and watch something that incandescently looks, feels and plays like it should be on a bigger, much more venerated screen. But watching 21-year-old film major Allison Bunce’s I Hate Linda does just that, and there’s a reason why.
Lancers’ Lives: Teamwork makes the film work
Laila Hajjali is 28 years old and has two film certificates of achievement in cinematography and film production from PCC. Laila is producer and owner of White Pants Productions, a production company born out of PCC, and continues to work for PCC in their videography and editing department. She actively enlists students to work on her film projects; her most recent project is with PCC student Zack Peter, Sibling Warrior, a documentary film about his family’s approach to his brother’s autism through resources provided by …
‘When Justice Isn’t Just’ delves into police brutality
People started gathering outside the Westerbeck Recital Hall last Thursday at Pasadena City College (PCC) at least half an hour before the screening of “When Justice Isn’t Just.” By the time lights were turned off inside the theater, 250 people were sitting in silence.
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