“The Starling,” a grief cliché

By: Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Despite Melfi’s star studded star cast, “The Starling” falls short of expectations Directed by Theodore Melfi and written by the debut writer Matt Harris, “The Starling,” feels like a sorrow-based hallmark movie where the endings are forced to be good. After Melfi's last film, 2016’s “Hidden Figures,” there were great expectations for “The...

“Trial of the Chicago 7”: Not afraid to show the war at home

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Ensemble cast, great editing, and a poignant history piece The Vietnam War was a unique war in that it was essentially two wars in one; one war overseas, and the other at home. People were at odds on whether or not it was a war worth fighting, and unfortunately, many protests and riots occurred because of it. One such riot occurred during the...

“Mank”: Oscar bait at its finest

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 A movie that is getting too much praise With the Academy Awards right around the corner, something I have come to accept is that there will always be one film that tries way too hard to get nominations. Over the years, some of these included “La La Land” and “Green Book.” While I thought “Green Book” was a fine movie, it did not...

“Nomadland”: A trip through Western America

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Frances McDormand guides this authentic journey through America I really like movies, to say the least. And with most films that I enjoy, there is a driving plot that makes you want to watch until the end. Be it saving the world, a main character redeeming themselves, or stopping the bad guy from winning, they tend to be the driving force behind...

Movie Review: Rampage

By: Will Adeboyejo Twitter: @YinkaAdeboyejo Email: adeboyejoa@findlay.edu Rampage is a film that is based off of videos games from the 80’s and 90’s. In the video games, you are one of three animals that go around a city and destroy things. Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton and Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, they have worked on other films together such as San Andreas and Journey 2: The...

Movie Review: Ready Player One

BY: Will Adeboyejo Twitter: @YinkaAdeboyejo Ready Player One, a film directed by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, is about a futuristic world set in Columbus, Oh. In the film, the audience follows a teen named Wade who would rather spend his days in this virtual world called the Oasis. This world, the Oasis, was created by a genius who has recently passed, the creator leaves behind a...