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...

‘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...

‘T2 Trainspotting’ explores memory lane

Simon “Sick Boy” (Jonny Lee Miller) and Mark “Rent Boy” (Ewan McGregor) lay back against a wall during a drug trip sequence in “T2 Trainspotting.” Synopsis First there was an opportunity, then there was a...

‘Kong’ dull island

With the recent rise in several studios trying to copy the success of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense on paper to reboot a previous franchise that worked. Legendary Pictures’s MonsterVerse, hopes to...

‘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...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ explores humanity in artificial age

Synopsis Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him...

Keanu, killing it again

“John Wick: Chapter 2” picks up shortly after the events of the first film, as John Wick (Keanu Reeves) tries to return to a quiet life of retirement with his new dog. However, he...

‘Stranger Things 2’ dials the nostalgia up to eleven

Synopsis A year after the events of season one, the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. However, a bigger, sinister entity from...

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...