Review: Hail, Caesar!

In the twenty-first century, film is an obviously scandalous industry.  More troubles seem to come to the limelight every week with the advent of social media and digital journalism. But this isn’t the twenty-first century.  Rather, it’s the 1950’s, when studios owned actors’ contracts, films were shot on studio back lots, and synchronized swimming with mermaids was a thing. Read More


Lucy: Darwin Explains Star Wars

As far as college girls go, Lucy’s pretty normal.  She loves her parents, loves studying abroad, and she loves to party.  She’s not so sure she loves Richard, however, and she trusts him even less.  And she may not be brightest chick on the block, but she has enough smarts to know that delivering a mystery briefcase for $1000 is sketchy.  But then he handcuffs her to the case, leaving her with no choice but to go forward.  Before she knows it, she’s thrown headfirst into a drug and human trafficking ring, forced to travel with a pouch of drugs in her stomach.  Things get even more complicated when it bursts, and it unlocks the hidden power of her brain, power that makes her . . . well, something of an evolutionary jedi.

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The Island

by Elliott Prasuhn


Utopia movies have been done many times before.  The one thing they all have in common is that things aren’t as they appear.  On the outset everything seems to be great, but there’s always something wrong going on behind the scenes. What sets these movies apart is that which is hidden.  For me, this is what makes utopian movies fun and intriguing. However, before I begin reviewing the movie, there’s one important point I’d like to make.

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