“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)...

Coming of age with a side of death

Synopsis Miguel, a preteen in Mexico, goes on a journey to discover more about his family, death and following his dreams. He wants to play music, but his family forbids it. Día de los Muertos...

‘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,...

‘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...

Ridiculous ‘Furious’ franchise shifts gears

Synopsis With Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face...

Best and Worst films of 2017

Best     1) Blade Runner 2049 - Director Denis Villeneuve and Cinematographer Roger Deakins constructed a world that pops off the screen. Even if the film portrays a bleak look into the future, the craft that...

‘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...

‘Rogue One’ an unnecessary story

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first of many spin-offs to be announced by Disney and Lucasfilm to satisfy their goals of having a new Star Wars film released every year. Filling in...

‘Alien: Covenant’ lost in ambition

The Xenomorph makes it’s big on screen return in “Alien: Covenant.” The iconic monster attacks the escaping dropship containing the crew of the Covenant. Synopsis Bound for a remote planet on the far side of...