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Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture

Viggo Mortensen and Marhershala Ali star as Tony Vallelonga and Don Shirley, respectively, in

Angel Ortega

February 27, 2019

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther” and “Green Book” were among the winners at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” received the most awards with four, in the areas of Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best ...

Director Barry Jenkins delivers another masterpiece with ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Kiki Layne (left) and Stephan James (right) star as Tish and Fonny in Barry Jenkins' newest film,

Angel Ortega

February 6, 2019

From Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is a romance set in 1970s Harlem, New York. It follows the lives of Tish (Kiki Layne) and her fiancé, Alonzo (Stephan James) who goes by the nickname Fonny. Tish and Fonny are young, in love and ready to...

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins star in

Angel Ortega

March 7, 2018

Guillermo del Toro reinvents how monsters in movies are depicted with his signature filmmaking style and methods in his film, “The Shape of Water." There are many good qualities throughout the film with Sally Hawkins’ performance and the romantic narrative between the two main characters. However, ...

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Timothée Chalamet and Arnie Hammer star in

Angel Ortega

February 23, 2018

“Call Me by Your Name” is one of the best romances in recent years, earning it a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. Adapted from the novel of the same name by André Aciman, “Call Me by Your Name” tells the story of 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Ch...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell star in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 

Fox Searchlight Pictures' photo.

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018

A favorite for this year’s Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is playing at The Pageant Theatre this week until Thursday, Feb. 8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been regarded as one of the best films of 2017, with a hi...

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

Photo from The Academy's official Facebook page.

Jesse De Mercurio

February 28, 2016

See video at end of story for student responses. It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. A red carpet is rolled out. Press set up hours ahead of time. Stars we mere mortals can only dream about get decked out in the finest attire money can buy before making their way to the Dolby Theatr...


Photo credit: Helen Suh

January 31, 2016

Within the 88 years that the Oscars has been around, the number of black actors and actresses nominated for awards is hardly noticeable. These last two years there were no black actors or actresses nominated for any acting award. Two years. Two years with all white nominees for acting categories.Now maybe it&...

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