The Orion

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

Angel Ortega

May 11, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

“Final Portrait” is clever and witty but falls short from being an excellent biographical film. Directed by Stanley Tucci, “Final Portrait” follows Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), a famous artist who is long past his prime. Before he “retires” from art, Giacomett...

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Angel Ortega

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

Through well-crafted production and acting, “Mudbound” delivers an ambitious film that is well worth seeing. “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, follows two families in rural post-World War II Mississippi. The white McAllan family operate a farm, while the black Jackson family ar...

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

Angel Ortega

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

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...

‘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


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

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...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

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) ...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

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

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

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

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...

Phantom Thread is one of the best romance movies of the year

Phantom Thread is one of the best romance movies of the year

Angel Ortega

January 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

An Academy Award nominee that critics have been raving about, “Phantom Thread,” is playing at the Pageant Theatre this week.With its vibrant costume design and wonderful performances, “Phantom Thread” delivers one of the best romance films of the year.Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel D...

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Angel Ortega

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

Gary Oldman delivers one of his best performances in Joe Wright’s "Darkest Hour." In Darkest Hour, Winston Churchill, portrayed by Oldman, is days away from becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the Labour Party requested the resignation of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for being ...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Film Review