Movies

Review: Emma Stone hits a near perfect shot in “Battle of the Sexes”

By Jeffrey Waitkevich In 1973, the exhibition match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” brought the women’s rights movement to the tennis court. Spearheading the movement was Billie Jean King. Now, a 2017 film is attempting to recreate that magic. Because of the importance of the event it depicts, “Battle of the Sexes” had the […]

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Review: “Beauty and the Beast” recaptures magic of original

The Disney live-action remake of “The Beauty and the Beast” brings back a sense of nostalgia and familiarity to anyone who has seen the original, all the while bringing a touch of something new to this timeless classic. From the opening number to the dramatic fight between Gaston and the Beast, the audience is kept […]

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African-American History Month: Film recommendations

This African-American history month, let’s discover new literature, music and film together. Every week in February I am going to search for material by African-American writers, performers and musicians. I am doing this to help reinforce the idea that white people like me need to listen to voices that don’t sound like our own. Topping […]

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“Split” is Shyamalan’s Redemption, Still Imperfect

M. Night Shyamalan making a good movie in 2017 is the biggest plot twist of all. The once acclaimed Indian-American director responsible for such highly regarded films as “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable” and “Signs” has produced nothing but stinkers since the early 2000s. His 2008 movie “The Happening” was nominated for four Golden Raspberry Awards […]

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“Split” is Shyamalan’s redemption, still imperfect

New Release: James McAvoy gives an impressive performance in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, “Split.” Here McAvoy is seen as Hedwig, one of 23 personalities depicted in the film. [Courtesy of Universal Pictures] Night Shyamalan making a good movie in 2017 is the biggest plot twist of all. The once acclaimed Indian-American director responsible for […]

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“Fences” explores family and race in Midcentury America

“Fences” is a fierce and moving film that honors the men and women that people never talk about: the people that were invisible. In an industry dominated by superhero and white entrepreneur biographical dramas, Denzel Washington, who directs and stars in the film, gives a revival of playwright August Wilson’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning screenplay, “Fences”. […]

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“Fantastic Beasts” is Pretty Fantastic

If you’re looking for Hogwarts, Diagon Alley or Platform 9 ¾, you’ll have to look elsewhere. You’re more likely to find those at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios than you are in this film. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a different kind of Harry Potter movie. This is […]

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“Before the Flood” Brings in Big Wave of Knowledge

By Michael Moore Jr. michaelmoor@mail.usf.edu At the beginning of “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio recalls a painting that hung over his crib during his childhood: Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” The infamous triptych has three panels: on the far left it depicts the first humans in  paradise, in the center it shows humans […]

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Review: Diagnosis On Doctor Strange

Recently released, “Doctor Strange” is the 14th addition to Marvel’s expanding list of comic book film adaptations, features beautiful cinematography and jaw-dropping CGI to boost its otherwise run-of-the-mill Marvel Comic Universe (MCU) plot line. In the opening sequence we see Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and his goons stealing a spell book in what seems to be […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of the super egos?

For some time now, Hollywood has seemingly decided that producing DC superhero movies needs to be in isolation. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and his 2006 “Superman Returns” film never acknowledged the existence of other heroes. Meanwhile, Marvel has been killing it. Literally. They’ve proven that nothing dominates the box office like a squad of superheroes. […]

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