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REEL DILEMMA | Oscars in Step With the Cinematic Monolith’s Decline

By Preston Shirazi, Guide Columnist March 13, 2024

The lackluster ratings for this year’s Academy Awards, despite having hugely popular Best Picture nominees like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” to support the viewership, underscore an unavoidable...


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...

VIEWPOINT: Fight Shackles of Stereotypes

VIEWPOINT: Fight Shackles of Stereotypes

By Noah Jones April 22, 2022

The Oscars are known for esteem and grandeur, as actors, actresses and filmmakers are awarded Hollywood’s highest honors. Yet this year’s ceremony was tarnished by the unbecoming actions of renowned...

Director Sam Mendes Reimagines Wartime Epics With 1917

Director Sam Mendes Reimagines Wartime Epics With ‘1917’

By Sean Fulmer January 24, 2020

★★★★★ Opening on a picturesque French meadow and descending into the depths of human depravity, “1917” is a masterful technical production that is only overshadowed by a visceral emotional...

An Oscars Recap

An Oscars Recap

By Maddie Schwartz and Maddie Schwartz February 28, 2019

Sunday was the 91st Academy Awards and the first hostless show since since 1989. You probably already knew that because it is indeed midterm season and therefore the perfect time to deep-dive into someone...

Oscars Drinking Game

Oscars Drinking Game

By Izzy Roemer and Izzy Roemer February 24, 2019

Get out your champagne flutes and call your limo driver! It’s red carpet season, and the greatest awards show of all is TONIGHT: The Oscars. Even if you’re having trouble locating your Cartier earrings...

GRAMMY AWARDS | The Grammys added to the series of scandals last week, cutting Drake’s acceptance speech short as he was speaking about the declining importance and relevance of awards shows in today’s music climate.

Awards Shows Face Tests of Credibility, Relevance

By Allan Navarro February 22, 2019

Over the past few years, awards shows in the film and music industries have lost credibility among artists and consumers alike because critiques about diversity have plagued both industries. The issue...

RYOT FILMS | Spanning decades and featuring communities from across the globe, the Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary hone in on issues of social crisis and justice. Each short documentary takes a closer look at social issues that affect millions, but “Black Sheep” appears to be the frontrunner for the Academy Award.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Tackle Global Social Issues

By Annah Otis February 15, 2019

The 2019 Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary take storytelling to new heights with eye-opening subjects, impressive camerawork and nods to unsung heroes. All  five films address...

Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

By Abigail Eastman February 7, 2019

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the movie industry’s biggest names will gather in Los Angeles for the 91st annual Oscar Awards. Following the decade-long tradition, the Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater...


Movie Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

By Mateo Garnica March 24, 2017

★★★★★ The 20-year hiatus between the creation of “Trainspotting” and its sequel left some questions about the viability of a follow-up storyline about the misadventures of a group of Scottish...


Producer Terry Benedict on “Hacksaw Ridge,” Desmond Doss

By Meena Raman March 6, 2017

“Hacksaw Ridge,” a harrowing biographical war film about American pacifist and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, received no shortage of accolades this film awards season. Selected as one...


Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

By Yewande Ilawole March 3, 2017

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular,...

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