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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...

Left to right: Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant star as Héloïse and Marianne in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. 
Courtesy of Pyramide Films

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // April 2, 2020

Of the vast amount of lesbian dramas that have emerged from the last decade, most have been the product of a male director, containing graphic sex scenes that don’t necessarily contribute to the plot,...

‘Emma.’ is a visually breathtaking adaptation

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma.” gets another readaptation in Director Autumn De Wilde’s visually beautiful version of a classic story of rich, young matchmaker Emma Woodhouse. As far as...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // March 5, 2020

If anyone has been feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest films in the horror and thriller genre to come out—à la “The Turning”—then I’m here to say that “The Invisible Man” has come...

Noah Centineo holding Lana Condor

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ is the sequel that hits softly

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to Netflix’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), deepens Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky’s (Noah Centineo) relationship,...

The best bad horror movies

Danielle Kessler // October 31, 2019

October is a great time to enjoy spooky festivities such as Halloween parties, pumpkin patches and curling up with a good horror movie. However, one of my favorite sub-genres of horror are movies that...

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