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From the Heart of DC, A24’s ‘Civil War’ Illuminates America’s Divide

By Almitra Guart, Hoya Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Set in a dystopian future where regional blocs have rebelled against the authoritarian federal government, A24’s “Civil War” serves as a blunt commentary on the political polarization plaguing...

REEL DILEMMA | Scared of the Dark: The Value and Impact of AI in the Movie Industry

By Preston Shirazi, Guide Columnist April 17, 2024

Not long ago, the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes took Hollywood and television by storm, lasting roughly four and five months, respectively, and costing the industry nearly $5 billion due to delays and cancellations....

REEL DILEMMA | The Future of Film is Premium Sound and Visuals

By Preston Shirazi, Guide Columnist April 3, 2024

After the smash hit of “Dune: Part Two,” which flew past a $600 million box office boom, the surprising successes of “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” and the startlingly solid debut of “Ghostbusters:...

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Oscars Favorites: The Hoya’s Top Picks for the 2024 Academy Awards

By Jasmine Criqui, Senior Guide Editor March 10, 2024

The Oscars aren’t the only highly prestigious and competitive film award given out today — with our columnists, writers and editors covering 2023’s best movies throughout the year, it’s time to...

REEL DILEMMA | Unraveling the Essence of Ghibli: An Ode to Creativity in Cinema

By Preston Shirazi, Guide Columnist February 21, 2024

In an era dominated by Disney animations, very few studios have been able to break into watchers’ hearts and create a creative world of their own. Studio Ghibli stands as a beacon of creativity in this...

The Perfect Movie Recs for Valentines Day (whether you’re cuffed up or not)

The Perfect Movie Recs for Valentine’s Day (whether you’re cuffed up or not)

By Cynthia Chen February 14, 2024

“27 Dresses” (for those who have a Pinterest board for their future wedding) For those of you who only know James Marsden from “Jury Duty” or as “the other guy” from “The Notebook,”...

REEL DILEMMA | The Modern Problem of the Cinema Industry

By Preston Shirazi, Hoya Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Have you ever scrolled through IMDb’s top 100 movies and noticed something peculiar? Only a handful from the last decade made the cut. Sure, you might think it’s just a matter of taste, but there’s...

Mondays with Melanie: On Study Abroad, Soccer Wins and Horror Movie Debates

Mondays with Melanie: On Study Abroad, Soccer Wins and Horror Movie Debates

By Melanie Elliott October 16, 2023

Join us every Monday for a wrap-up of the week’s hottest stories! For this week’s “Mondays With Melanie” podcast, we begin with Sofia Nathoo (CAS ’24) and her article advising students considering...

Bill & Ted Face the Music Shifts From Previous Stoner Humor to Heartfelt Hilarity

‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Shifts From Previous Stoner Humor to Heartfelt Hilarity

By Iyanah Langa September 9, 2020

★★★★☆ After a nearly 30-year wait since their “Bogus Journey,” Bill and Ted’s return in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is well worth it. The third in a cult classic series starring...

THE REEL DEAL: The Films to Look Forward to This Year Look to The Past

THE REEL DEAL: The Films to Look Forward to This Year Look to The Past

By Tucker Oberting April 14, 2020

Theaters are closed, film festivals are canceled and release dates are pushed back to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus to the disappointment of audiences worldwide. Nevertheless, in times of uncertainty,...

THE REEL DEAL: Long-Takes Draw Audiences in, Enhance Film Plotlines

THE REEL DEAL: Long-Takes Draw Audiences in, Enhance Film Plotlines

By Tucker Oberting February 20, 2020

Don’t look now, but movies are becoming faster than ever. Average shot lengths — the amount of time between camera cuts — have decreased significantly from about 12 seconds in 1930 to only two and...

Netflix Originals Grapple with Issues of Diversity, Innovation

Netflix Originals Grapple with Issues of Diversity, Innovation

By Michelle Brown January 24, 2020

A bicoastal couple, the husband a director and the wife an actress, find themselves embroiled in a painful divorce and custody battle in the Netflix-distributed film “Marriage Story,” praised for...

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