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

Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture

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...

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

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

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...

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins star in

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

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...

Timothée Chalamet and Arnie Hammer star in

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

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...

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

Fox Searchlight Pictures' photo.

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

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...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

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...

Photo from The Academy's official Facebook page.

To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

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...

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...

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