“Black Mirror” reflects social issues in a technological age

Black Mirror Season Three premiered on Netflix on Oct. 21 with six new episodes that run up to 90 minutes in length. Black Mirror is a British anthology series (like The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents)...

‘Who is American?’

The fourteenth annual DisOrient Asian-American Film Festival of Oregon was held from March 14 to March 17 on the University of Oregon campus. Asian-American and Pacific Islander stories,...

REVIEW: Andrea (Andrew) Gibson

Editor's Note: Spoken word poet and activist Andrea Gibson was set to appear at Lane Community College on Feb. 25 before a snowstorm forced the college to cancel the performance. A new date has not yet been announced, though the poet will reportedly return sometime in the fall. Andrea (Andrew) Gibson's works explore the intricacies of queer love, family, gender, religion, hardship and perseverance. Every word is chosen with intent, delivered with heart-soaked...

“The Accountant” balances out

gnokii at openclipart.org   “The Accountant,” directed by Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”), stars Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, a high-functioning autistic bookkeeper who secretly works for dangerous parities (cartels, terrorist organizations and shady businesses). Wolff is...

‘Split’ is a bumpy road

When the name M. Night Shyamalan comes to mind, one can’t help but wonder what went wrong. After his highly successful 1999 film, “The Sixth Sense,” blew everyone’s minds with its clever storytelling and...

‘Slenderman’ documentary tells incomplete story

Back in May of 2014, the world was struck with the shocking news that two 12-year-old girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, had attempted to murder their friend, Payton “Bella” Leutner. Leutner was stabbed...

‘Lego Batman’ is wonderfully crafted

“The Lego Batman Movie” follows Batman/Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) as he takes pride in the fact that he’s the sole vigilante fighting crime and saving Gotham City. His lifelong mentor and butler, Alfred (Ralph...

A new sci-fi classic has arrived

“Arrival,” based on the short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, follows the events of twelve alien spacecrafts that have landed on random locations on Earth. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an expert...