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Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

It may sound like sacrilege now, but I did not care much for the first Guardians of the Galaxy, which became a huge hit in 2014.  The energetic, colorful, vibrant film was touted as a breath of fresh air by many.  But to this critic, it was just another story about a rag-tag team of anti-heroes who come tog...

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is hollow, Hollywood fodder

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is hollow, Hollywood fodder

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories, Reviews, Uncategorized

Science fiction is a tricky craft.  On one hand, it evokes themes that make you question your own humanity.  On the other, it can just be a ploy to display big budgets with over-the-top style. Ghost in the Shell falls into both categories.  This makes the film like it had a cohesive narrative with som...

Women celebrating women

Women celebrating women

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE

The Women and Gender Studies Department is hosting a 3-day event entitled “Women, Social Justice, and Documentary Film.”  The event, which will take place at The Burchfield Penney Art Center, will showcase female-directed documentaries that highlight the various cultural issues that are rarely covered. This...

‘Logan’ breathes new life into the X-Men series

‘Logan’ breathes new life into the X-Men series

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

eThink back to the summer of 2000.  We had just recovered from the Y2K mass hysteria, Bush had just edged Gore, and an unheard of quarterback named Tom Brady was about to be drafted to the New England Patriots in a couple months.  The latest superhero movie was Batman and Robin, and that was a coloss...

‘Get Out’ finds Jordan Peele tackling something unexpected

‘Get Out’ finds Jordan Peele tackling something unexpected

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Reviews

I do not believe our generation has had the pleasure of seeing a "socially relevant" horror film.  I don’t even recall a film that was deemed socially relevant that wasn’t a fleeting memory.  But something tells me that Get Out will outlive its zeitgeist-y plot in lieu of a memorable, thrillin...

“It Happened Here” huge success

Raven Satterfield, Reporter
March 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories

“It Happened Here,” directed by Lisa F. Jackson, screened at Burchfield Penny Mar. 12 as a part of the spring semester Beyond Boundaries: Dare to be Diverse documentary series at 7 p.m. at Buffalo State College. Five women discussed how breaking the silence changed their lives forever as they told...

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