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Ruben Blades proves fascinating documentary subject to both audience old, young


March 19, 2018

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Ruben Blades, referred to as The Master, believes in the Panamanian cinema and the potential it has in this field. Blades has the opinion of expanding the Panamanian education coursework by including film so more people get to l...

‘1985’ makes bounds in film representation, normalizing social differences


March 18, 2018

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It is easy to forget the extent of social progress while living in the present. However, those attending the screening of the movie “1985” were transported into the past and reminded of struggles gay men faced 33 years ago.T...

Tap Room Jumps from Punk Rock to Bird-Like Sounds Friday Night at SXSW

Joey Hadden

March 17, 2018

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Mimicking Birds headlined at Tap Room at the Market last night.  The mellow indie band directly followed a punk rock band called Mozes and the Furdt Born. Mimicking Birds has three albums to date— a self titled, “Eons,...

Khalid Plays Coming of Age Tracks at Trinity Warehouse

Joey Hadden

March 16, 2018

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R&B pop artist Khalid performed last night at Trinity Warehouse.  The 19-year-old El Paso native played tracks from his debut album “American Teen.”  The album is about being in high school.  “From beginning to en...

Bo Burnham Dives into Bigger Projects

Joey Hadden

March 13, 2018

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Unlike most coming of age films, “Eighth Grade” is not meant to be nostalgic, according to writer and director Bo Burnham, who describes the film as “emotionally personal” rather than “circumstantially personal.” ...

Sound design, budding psychopaths thrive in dark coming of age comedy ‘Thoroughbreds’


March 13, 2018

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As anyone who knows me can attest, I am absolutely wild for the 1988 dark comedy “Heathers”. It remains one of my favorite films since I saw it during my middle school years, which made me all the more excited and wary of Cor...

‘Blockers’ provides insight, honesty about modern sexual experiences

Dustin Gebel

March 12, 2018

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Sex is still a major taboo of modern society. As a society we move forward, but certain thoughts and frames of mind retain their place in the average person's mind. For current American society, sex is a topic that is still g...

Light, Camera, Whack: ‘Barry’ navigates underground crime, back-alley theatre in new HBO show

Dustin Gebel

March 10, 2018

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Mise-en-scene is more than just a pretentious french way of talking about film. It is a word that doesn't exactly translate into English, the same way beautifully expressive words cannot. A rough approximation of it "in the scene" o...

Weinstein Company cries financial, moral bankruptcy in changing Hollywood system


March 5, 2018

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In a surprising turn of events, it has been reported that The Weinstein Company is now filing for bankruptcy. The news comes about four months after the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein were made by multiple A-list ce...

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