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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...

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Hannah Yeager

May 2, 2018


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Alondra Enriquez is a junior at Chico State and a diverse artist. She finds that there are two sides to understanding and relating to art and when creating her pieces, she tries to appeal to the vast majority of each group. Enriquez considers herself diverse because she doesn't stick to one theme or...

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

Mitchell Kret

May 2, 2018


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J. Cole has presented yet another average album that his fans will treat like gospel while his haters will write off as trash without listening to a single track. Those who formulate their opinion after listening to "KOD" probably don’t have much more to say that they did on his last album. J....

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

Ulises Duenas

May 2, 2018


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"God of War" has a surprising amount of different gaming elements in it. What's even more surprising is that it does each one of those extremely well. The story, gameplay, writing and level design are all expertly crafted. This is the kind of the game that comes around once a generation.I was skeptical ...

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

Angel Ortega

May 1, 2018


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Through witty dialogue and great performances, “The Death of Stalin” is one of the best comedies in recent years. Set in 1953, shortly after the death of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, his cronies begin a struggle for power as each member of Stalin’s personal counsel wants to the ne...

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

Josh Cozine

April 29, 2018


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The theatre reverberated with choral song Saturday evening, to a nearly full audience for Chico State’s Music and Theatre Department’s presentation of “A Garland of Song.” The concert started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. in PAC 144, and progressed through three different ensembles: the University Chorus...

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...

‘Museum Without Walls’ lecture series brings neuroscience to Chico

‘Museum Without Walls’ lecture series brings neuroscience to Chico

Mitchell Kret

April 25, 2018


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The Gateway Science Museum’s “Museum Without Walls” lecture series is back in Chico with large turnouts in Siskiyou Hall. The series topic for Spring 2018 is neuroscience and the human brain, and the lecture this past Wednesday was given by Dr. Jonathan Day, the chair for Chico State’s Department...

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

Ulises Duenas

April 24, 2018


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As soon as the game starts it becomes clear that this isn't like any other "God of War" game in the series. The series protagonist Kratos is still the main character; but he's very different now. The backdrop of Greek mythology has been swapped with Norse mythology. The story focuses on character an...

‘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,...

‘Isle of Dogs’ captivates and delights its audience in typical Wes Anderson fashion

‘Isle of Dogs’ captivates and delights its audience in typical Wes Anderson fashion

Angel Ortega

April 20, 2018


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With its exceptional writing and wonderful vocal performances, “Isle of Dogs” is one of Wes Anderson’s best films. Anderson, a writer, producer and director of Isle of Dogs, has established himself in modern cinema with his unique artistic style. With notable films like “The Royal Ten...

HBO’s ‘André the Giant’ documentary shows the man behind the legend

HBO’s ‘André the Giant’ documentary shows the man behind the legend

Ulises Duenas

April 19, 2018


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Before The Rock and John Cena, even before Hulk Hogan, there was one man who transcended the world of professional wrestling and became larger than life. André Roussimoff "André the Giant" was a walking, living myth. HBO's documentary does a great job of showing what André's persona as...

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