“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...

Dave season two: Depressing, but triumphant

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 FXX’s sleeper-hit keeps on delivering The pandemic taught us all something about ourselves and the world around us. Something it taught me was to not judge a book by its cover, and that has applied to so many things, including TV shows. One show that blew away my expectations was FXX’s “Dave” (also streaming on Hulu), which follows the...

The box office is slowly, but surely, making a comeback

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Some of the best films of Summer 2021, ranked Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge movie guy. I reference films and quote them often. That said, after the lovely year that was 2020, I began to appreciate going to the movies a lot more. While many of the year’s best have yet to come out, that does not mean the summer did not have some...

“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...

“WandaVision” Series Finale: Going off-air on a somewhat sour note

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “WandaVision” finale sets up the future, albeit a bit rushed A few weeks ago, I did a review for the first half of “WandaVision.” I was excited to see where the series went after the first few episodes. I realized that much of the future of the MCU weighed on the rest of the series, so I was interested to see what the show would do to do...

“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...

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: A reminder that history repeats itself

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Incredible performances, great writing, and important messages galore in this recently released film We are always told in our school history classes that the reason we learn history is because it serves as a means to prevent things from happening. I am here to tell you that in order for that to be true, the whole story must be shown. “Judas...

A new era of “WandaVision”

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Put on your goggles: The MCU makes its grand return with “WandaVision" With the last Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picture being released back in July 2019 with “Spiderman: Far From Home.” Needless to say, I’ve been patiently waiting for the MCU to finally make its return to home media, which would’ve been sooner if it wasn’t for a...