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People that deserve Oscars that haven’t gotten one yet

By Emily Merlino

March 25, 2013

The world of acting is a rough-and-tumble Wild West shootout where only the best and beautiful survive. The ultimate reward for enduring in a town where appearances are everything and one man can make or break your life (Weinstein, anyone?) is...

“Killing Them Softly” receives mixed reviews

By Jonathan Smith

December 4, 2012

With big guns, stolen money and a plotline built around organized crime, “Killing Them Softly” looks like any other gangster film from an outsider’s perspective. While the film is, in many ways,  stereotypical of the genre, director Andrew Dominik attempts to take a different approach and...

Podcast: ‘A View from the Director’s Chair’ – David Fincher

By Danny Marchant

March 27, 2012

In the eighth installment of 'A View from the Director's Chair' podcast, Collegian producers Danny Marchant and Kevin Romani delve into the dark work of David Fincher. Fincher directed two 90's cult classics - "Se7en" and "Fight...

‘Moneyball’ strays away from typical sports movies

By Danny Marchant

September 26, 2011

For many people, baseball isn’t just a game and it’s more than a pastime, too. It’s almost sacred, the kind of thing that you don’t mess around with. “Moneyball,” based on a true story, is about a man who messed around...

“Megamind” impresses with acting, but otherwise disappoints

By Tyler Manoukian

November 8, 2010

“Megamind,” just nationally released this past Friday after much anticipation, delivers some unforgettable acting, though its plot is underdeveloped. The country’s most recent animated gem, the film features twists and turns...

“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

By Nicholas Ortolani

September 10, 2009

What a beautiful mess this film is. Quentin Tarantino’s new endeavor, “Inglourious Basterds” is a rock’em sock’em caper that takes place during World War II. The movie, in part, follows a group of United States soldi...