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“Captain Marvel”

“Captain Marvel”

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

I tend to be very critical when it comes to films, but “Captain Marvel” is one of the few films that I’ve seen where I am left with zero complaints, I’d go so far as to call it perfect. “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, follows the origin story of Carol Danvers, ...

The Search Through Digital Footprints

The Search Through Digital Footprints

Priyanka Gera, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018

Most of us know that one person who can find anyone and everyone on social media in a matter of minutes. You may be in awe of their uncanny talent or scared by how easily one can dig up your past. The eerily enticing plot of “Searching” deals with exactly that: the digital footprint we unknowingl...

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Fashion is an often overlooked detail in films. While the costume designers go into intense detail and commitment to the look at hand, the art of the wardrobe is often missed by the audience. The dedication and passion that a designer puts into wardrobe can be characterized by the immersive out...

Lincoln Center’s “Rendezvous with French Cinema: “Ava”

Samantha DeNinno, Assitant Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018

The opening shot of “Ava” is one that sets the tone for the whole film. A long, wide shot focuses on the happenings of a French beach, following a pure black dog as it darts across the various shapes and sizes of people that lie across the sand. Instantly, my mind jumped to an old faded postcard...

Lincoln Center’s “Rendezvous with French Cinema”: “See You Up There”

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018

“See You Up There” is sure to take its viewers into the gritty battlefields of No Man’s Land circa World War I and into the world-wind that was Jazz Age Paris, in a magical tale that reflects the aftereffects of war on those who fought within it. Director/writer/actor Albert Dupontel’s new film fo...

Lincoln Center’s “Rendezvous with French Cinema”: “A Paris Education”

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018

Jean Paul Civeyrac’s “A Paris Education” is a film full of film references. To the average viewer, including myself, many of the references and arguments over the quality of a filmmaker’s body of work was lost for lack of recognition. However underneath it all, there is a universal message fo...

Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2018

*Disclaimer - I have not seen the following acclaimed films: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Phantom Thread,” “Darkest Hour,” “Blade Runner 2049”   #1.  “Baby Driver” Edgar Wright’s brilliant “Baby Driver” is a breathtaking collision of music, action, romance and c...

SJU Screens “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”

SJU Screens “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”

Chyna Inez Davis, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

Friday, Sept. 29 kicked off the beginning of St. John’s Global Film Series at the Sodano Coffee House in the D’Angelo Center. Students had the opportunity to snack on churros and plantains while sitting back for the premiere of “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed” (“Vivir es Fácil con los O...

Movie Review: “Note to Self” Displays Exciting New Talent

Movie Review: “Note to Self” Displays Exciting New Talent

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017

SJU alumnus Jared Adkins serves as producer on “Note To Self,” an incredible short film that explores a man’s relationship with both his girlfriend and his career as he faces a difficult decision that binds both priorities. Written and directed by Dennis Williams II, a good friend of Adkins and long-t...

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