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Angel Ortega is a journalism-news major with a minor in cinema studies. Angel has been on the Orion for four years, serving as both a staff writer and arts & entertainment editor. He enjoys writing artist profiles and film reviews. When he’s not working for the Orion, you can find him at a concert or music festival.

Angel Ortega, A&E Editor

Apr 19, 2020
Commencement ceremonies should not be held in 2020 (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Chico resident quarantined after cruise ship COVID-19 outbreak (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
‘Parasite’ is an introspective thriller (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
‘Ford v Ferrari’ is a technical masterpiece, but lacks substance (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
‘Eli’: great idea, flawed execution (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
PG&E: the bane of California’s existence (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Netflix’s ‘Fire in Paradise’: an intimate look at tragedy (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
‘Countdown’: cheesy and flawed horror film fails to deliver a scare (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is funny, but not much else (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” delivers an erotically fun show (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Video: ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ film review (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is a refreshing and hilarious comedy (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
‘The Goldfinch’ is visually appealing but lacks substance (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Ameer Vann makes solo album after scandal (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
‘Hustlers’ is funny yet fleshed-out (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album? (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Riff Raff headlines show in Downtown Chico (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ an introspective look at Travis Scott’s life and career (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
Shannon and the Clams headline show at Sierra Nevada’s Big Room (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Community brunch held as Chico Pride week concludes (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Bernie Sanders visits Chico, Paradise (Media)
May 08, 2019
Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork (Story)
May 08, 2019
My top 15 films of all time (Story)
May 08, 2019
“The Intruder”: problematic, distasteful and forgettable (Story)
May 08, 2019
My top 15 films of all time (Story)
May 07, 2019
Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’ (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
School of the Arts hosts final choir concert of the semester (Story)
Apr 28, 2019
“Avengers: Endgame” a monumental conclusion to an era (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
“The Curse of La Llorona” reaps a flawed attempt at horror (Story)
Apr 13, 2019
Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks (Story)
Apr 13, 2019
Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Through the Late Night podcast: Jaden Smith provides clean water for Flint, Michigan (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
‘Captain Marvel’ displays an astronomical origin story (Story)
Mar 03, 2019
Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is all flash but no substance (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
Through the Late Night podcast: 21 Savage shocking ICE detainment (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
‘The Lego Movie 2′ is much more than a kids’ movie (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Director Barry Jenkins delivers another masterpiece with ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Chico art curators host 3-D mural art gallery (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
“The Favourite” is a brilliant period piece (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
‘Roma’ delivers stunning performance, cinematography (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
‘Shoplifters’ manages to steal the hearts of moviegoers (Story)
May 15, 2018
Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album (Story)
May 11, 2018
‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane (Story)
May 10, 2018
Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations (Story)
May 03, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ (Story)
May 01, 2018
‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’ (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
‘Isle of Dogs’ captivates and delights its audience in typical Wes Anderson fashion (Story)
Apr 14, 2018
‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Phantom Thread is one of the best romance movies of the year (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’ (Story)
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