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Cage and Sheridan star in this dark, gritty yet beautiful film.

SXSW Film: ‘Joe’

March 17, 2014

SXSW Film: ‘Space Station 76’


March 17, 2014

A sci-fi comedic soap opera set in a 1970s version of the future is not a movie premise you have most likely heard of until “Space Station 76” came along. The movie, directed by Jack Plotnick, follows the lives of the people l...

SXSW Film: ‘Frank’

March 16, 2014

SXSW Film: ‘Kumiko the Treasure Hunter’

L & A Editor

March 13, 2014

Given its name, “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter” might seem like a light and whimsical tale at first glance. The titular character has a pet rabbit named Bunzo, is delightfully passive-aggressive and likes to sew treasure maps on...

SXSW Film: ‘Veronica Mars’

Life & Arts Editor

March 11, 2014

Last year during SXSW, “Veronica Mars” became one of the most quickly-funded Kickstarter projects in the website’s history. It is only fitting that it made its world premiere here in Austin during this year’s festival...

OSCARS RECAP — JENNA’S PART (hannah you have it locked)

March 3, 2014

Best DanceThe first surprise of Oscar Sunday was when Meryl Streep shimmied–yes,  shimmied–with Pharrell during his performance of his song “Happy.” Lupita Nyong'o was the first to get up and dance with him in her ridicu...

Netflix original series serves up a sensational second season

Viewpoints Editor

March 1, 2014

After one long year, Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards” has returned for its second season, and it is amazing. For those of you who have yet to watch this show, which is considered one of the best shows out right ...

Reboot of ‘Robocop’ ignores its potential


February 21, 2014

What separates man from machine? “Robocop” gives us this premise and completely ignores it in favor of being a by-the-numbers remake. You can clearly see the restraints being placed on director Jose Padilha by the studio system.I...

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