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Theater v. Streaming

Theater v. Streaming

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 10, 2020

How often do you go to see a movie in the theater? Over the past few years, the trend appears to be that people are more reluctant to see a film in the theater. The advent of streaming services likely contributed to this reluctance but is also changing how films are made and consumed. However, whenever...

Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country music to making pop music and is accused of producing less genuine art. Pop music’s bad reputation...

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

February 25, 2020

There are few things better than walking out of a movie theater in complete awe and loss for words from what you just saw. Science fiction, in my experience, accounts for a majority of those awe inducing experiences. Two examples stand out in my mind, Arrival and Interstellar. These films stand out in...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer

February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land and First Man, have a distinct style and view of the world that firmly places Chazelle in the category...

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

February 6, 2020

Early January saw the release of Hollywood’s most anticipated list, the Oscar nominations. Overall, I was quite happy with the list but some of my favorite films didn’t make the cut. I have plenty of opinions about the Best Picture and Directing categories, but I will focus on both the Leading Actor...

Foreign Films Worth a Watch

Foreign Films Worth a Watch

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2020

It’s a new year and that means my favorite season has arrived, Awards Season! Early this January, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held and normally acceptance speeches don’t catch my eye. This was not the case this year. Parasite won Best Foreign Language Film and director Bong Joon Ho a...

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