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IT Chapter Two: A beautiful mess

When “IT: Chapter One” hit theaters in 2017, the game was changed forever. Never before had an R-rated horror movie broken so many box office records, garnered such great critical and audience...

“Let Him Go”: Effective, but uneven

Though not many new movies have been released in theaters recently, and those few are often not of much quality, one might be relieved to know that good new films are not...

“Super 8:” the quintessential summer blockbuster

It’s 1979. A shady government organization conducts experiments outside of a small midwestern town. These experiments go too far, and something escapes. Soon after, strange things begin to happen in this tiny...

“The Highwaymen” delivers a mostly satisfying slow-burn

The stories of the legendary criminals, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, have long captured the public’s attention and intrigue. The tales of their exploits and the romanticization of their rampage can be...

“Doctor Sleep” opens our eyes

If you were to go up to a random guy in the Cap Bar or the Braniff atrium and ask them what they know about movies, odds are that they’ve heard the...

“Ford v. Ferrari” good ol’ ‘merican cinema

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that reminds us all what the point of going to the cinema is at all — to see a story being told that...

The abuse of tradition in “Pope Michael”

A liberal arts education combined with a staunch Catholic identity relies on the past to move towards the future. Tradition is graphed on the heart of UD and its mission.

“I Am Mother” skillfully achieves its ambitious aims

When you  need a break from academic work but still want to stimulate that slightly pretentious part of your brain that fancies itself an intellectual (as many UD students do), a great...

“Avengers: Endgame” becomes this generation’s cinematic touchstone

There’s a reason why “Avengers: Endgame” has broken every box office record possible. Some movies are just that: movies. Some are good, some are freaking great and some are...

An old script with relevant content: “An Enemy of the People”

As a testament to the endurance of literature, an adaptation of a nearly 150-year-old Norwegian play reflects the political and economic turmoil of the current pandemic. Despite the limitations...

French film “Cuties” is anything but cute

The French film “Cuties” was released by Netflix on Sept. 9. This portrayal of 11-year-old grade-schoolers was anything but cute. Netflix chose to release the film in the midst of heavy criticism...

“Gretel and Hansel,” a trite tale for pompous consciences

Most of us grew up being deeply influenced by German fairytales, especially those compiled by the Brothers Grimm, like “Cinderella,” “Rumplestiltskin” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”  Whether...

“Nobody:” a gleefully gory time at the movies

As COVID-19 wanes and life returns to a more routined and normal pace, we can rediscover a sense of fun, joviality and gleeful gratification that has been so sorely absent. 

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is worth the wait

In the past decade or so, audiences have been devoured by hordes of zombie movies and TV-shows like “The Walking Dead.”  This subversive sub-genre that used to be defined...

You’re not ready for “Ready or Not”

What do you get when you mix an unsuspecting bride with a sadistic family of incredibly wealthy inlaws, who play a certain childhood game with a deadly twist in order to keep...