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...

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ summons a decent film

Ouija: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the 2014 film, Ouija. The narrative follows a single mother, Alice (Elizabeth Reaser) who works as a fortune teller in her suburban home with her two...

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...

‘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,...

The fast and the forgettable

Synopsis A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) is double-crossed during a bank robbery gone wrong. With his family on the line, he races to find out exactly who betrayed him before time runs out. Review It’s been...

Marvel franchise has a ‘Thor’ spot

Synopsis Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger....

‘Get Out’ exemplifies social horror

In the history of the horror genre, very few have dealt with racial tension. Even fewer have explored this as the narrative’s core. This is where Jordan Peele, famous for his show, “Key &...

“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)...

‘Doctor Strange’ bends the limits of visual splendor

gnokii at openclipart.org Marvel Studios’ fourteenth entry to their cinematic universe “Doctor Strange,” follows neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a successful, yet arrogant man who loses the use of his hands after a...