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Sydney Sweeney in Immaculate. Photo courtesy of NEON.

He said, she said: ‘Immaculate’

Garrett Hartman and Ariana Powell // May 18, 2024

"Immaculate," a March released horror film, follows Cecilia — played by Sydney Sweeney — as she travels to Italy to join a convent. However, once she arrives, she quickly notices strange people and...

One sheet artwork for the film Monkey Man. Photo credit: Universal

He said, she said: ‘Monkey Man’

Garrett Hartman and Ariana Powell // May 11, 2024

"Monkey Man," an early April released action/thriller, follows the main character — played by director and co-writer Dev Patel — as he navigates and realizes his past, taking revenge and fixing the...

Pyper Braun as Alice in Imaginary. Photo credit: Parrish Lewis/Lionsgate

He said, she said: ‘Imaginary’

Garrett Hartman and Ariana Powell // May 9, 2024

Released March 8 by Blumhouse Pictures, directed and co-written by Jeff Wadlow, “Imaginary” is a film that explores the relationship between a little girl and her new imaginary friend, but this friend...

Alisha Weir as Abigail in Abigail, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Photo courtesy Bernard Walsh/Universal Pictures/© 2024 Universal Studios

He said, she said: ‘Abigail’

Garrett Hartman and Ariana Powell // April 27, 2024

"Abigail," a horror and thriller film released on April 19, follows a group of kidnappers as they carry-out orders to kidnap the pink ballerina daughter of a powerful criminal. The only catch is … the...

Elodie, played by Millie Bobby Brown, in the March 8 Netflix release of “Damsel.” Courtesy: Allied Global Marketing/Netflix

He said, she said: ‘Damsel’

Garrett Hartman and Ariana Powell // April 20, 2024

“Damsel”, released March 8, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo stars Millie Bobby Brown, as Elodie, a princess sent off to marry a prince of a foreign land for the good of her people.  After she...

A magical goldfish journeys to the ocean’s surface to follow her dreams in “Ponyo”. © 2008 Studio Ghibli - NDHDMT

From ‘Ponyo’ to ‘Spirited Away’: Studio Ghibli Fest brings beloved films back to Tinseltown

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 8, 2023

One of the nation’s highly acclaimed annual film festivals has made its return to Chico. Celebrating some of Japan's most popular animated films in both English and Japanese, Studio Ghibli Fest is underway...

Jean-Luc Godard examining a reel of film while smoking.

Jean-Luc Godard: a revolutionary in film and in life, 1930-2022

Christopher Hill, Contributor // September 19, 2022

French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard died Sept. 13 at the age of 91. You may not know his name, but your favorite director does, as he helped change the face of film in the 20th century. A life-long...

Sophie Jones original soundtrack cover.

The true indie spirit of ‘Sophie Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // March 26, 2022

Combining ‘90s riot grrrl, electronic essence and a Grammy-nominated composer — the “Sophie Jones” soundtrack is truly one of a kind. The acclaimed independent film “Sophie Jones” was written...

A beautiful summer night at Walt Disney Studios Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, Ca.

Alec Baldwin’s involvement in fatal shooting raises questions of negligence

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // November 11, 2021

While on the set of his newest film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The film’s director, Joel Souza,...

Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // October 17, 2021

Two sound designers from the upcoming film “Dune” spoke with students on Oct. 14 in a webinar presented by the CSU Entertainment Alliance. Theo Green and Mark Mangini discuss their experience...

Photo taken by Aldo Perez. My film camera of choice is the Nikon FM2N.

Film photography offers a liberating alternative to the digital world

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 21, 2021

The advent of the digital age revolutionized the photography industry. Digital photography meant that one could capture a moment in time and instantly share it. I took up photography because I wanted...

Still image from The Half of It, a Netflix original film

‘The Half of It’ isn’t a typical teen movie

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

Over the years Netflix has built a reputation for producing teen romances and coming-of-age films — some that I love, and some that make me feel a little less than inspired, like Noah Centineo’s entire...

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