It’s that time of year. The time where we all take stock of the past year, decide that we’re going to do better, make new year’s resolutions and then give up on them three weeks later because we’re tired, broke and did I mention tired?
Walking into the Wifi lounge, it was hard to miss the group of students huddled around a table of free food and coffee. The smell of coffee drifted through the air amongst the murmurs of students looking for their friends, discussing any midterms that were taken that day, and waiting for the free movie to begin. Once the clock hit 6:30, students rushed to find the nearest seat and settled in to begin the film.
The tremendous amount of Oscar buzz and great reviews that the Nat Turner biopic, “Birth of a Nation,” received at the Sundance Film Festival was a misleading start for the film, which had a underwhelming premiere at the box office grossing only $8 million.