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Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Angel Ortega

May 3, 2018


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With outstanding writing and brilliant performances, “You Never Were Really Here” is one of the best mystery-thrillers this year. The film, directed by Lynne Ramsay, follows Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) who is a veteran turned contract killer and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Joe makes...

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018


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The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention Center. The awards show is a spotlight for local musical artists every spring, with awards in di...

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2018


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“A Quiet Place” had the potential to become a great horror film, but its flaws and shortcomings leave something to be desired. Though “A Quiet Place” is far from perfect, John Krasinski has established himself in mainstream cinema by displaying his talents as a writer, director,...

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

Ulises Duenas

April 16, 2018


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"Ready Player One" feels like a celebration of pop culture as whole. It has some really cool visuals and most of the references to movies and games are fun, but it also lacks a good core. The story and characters should have carried this movie through all the flashy scenes and references. In execution, th...

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

Ulises Duenas

April 15, 2018


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Sometimes when I buy something, I feel like a prisoner to my own bad decision. I have to get my money's worth out of something even if it's a waste of time. "Extinction" is a game that costs $60 and the best thing that can come from playing it is being able to tell people not to buy it.There's no point...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


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Though the film 'The Leisure Seeker' is an emotionally driven film, it does have flaws that almost lead it to its demise.The film “The Leisure Seeker,” John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) are a retired couple who are cared for by their children, Jane (Janel Moloney) ...

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

Natalie Hanson

April 10, 2018


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The North State Symphony took a detour through some of the most memorable movie soundtrack themes of past decades with their penultimate concert of the season, "The Best of John Williams." This "Pops!" concert in NSS's 2017-2018 season came to Chico in Laxson Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate the best-known compositions of perhap...

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

Angel Ortega

April 6, 2018


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Landmark Chilean film "A Fantastic Woman" brings a refreshing look at romantic dramas. Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega), a transgender woman, is a singer and waitress who has recently moved in with her partner, Orlando Onetto (Francisco Reyes). When Orlando dies one night, Marina must overcome obstacles as she fa...

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

Hannah Yeager

April 4, 2018


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Student-run and advertised, the feminism talk given on March 28 brought more than 20 people into the Cross-Cultural Learning Center for a workshop turned open forum on the word feminism.“This what it is meant to be, the Exposed series...because there is more conversation on topics like this, eve...

Cheapest eats and drinks for college students

Cheapest eats and drinks for college students

Nicole Henson

April 4, 2018


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Atmosphere 1. La Salles reopened as a bar and restaurant two weeks ago. Although the dining may need some work concerning service, the bar has a particular ambiance for casual drinking. If there is a long wait for sit down service (sometimes up to two hours) then customers have the option to sit in the...

Chico State welcomes Pulitzer Prize winner and author George Anders

Chico State welcomes Pulitzer Prize winner and author George Anders

Hannah Yeager

April 1, 2018


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Chico State welcomed George Anders, an author and journalist who kicked off entrepreneurship month on March 28 with a lecture on the “future of work and how to leverage your education and degree to ‘do anything,’” according to the Chico State calendar on the school website. In Colusa Hall, the...

‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

Julia Maldonado

March 26, 2018


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It doesn’t get cheesier than a guy searching for his perfect love story. Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) has a seemingly normal life with a loving family in a picturesque suburban home and a great group of friends to carpool with to school every day. However, Simon has “one huge a** secret:”...

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