“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)...

“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...

‘Moonlight’ shines bright

Juan (Mahershala Ali) teaches young Chiron (Alex Hibbert) how to swim in Miami waters. “Moonlight,” inspired by the unproduced play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” chronicles the life of Chiron (played by Alex...

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...

‘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,...

‘Potter’ prequel pushes patience

gnokii at openclipart.org After eight very successful films in the “Harry Potter” saga, fans wanted more stories set in this unique world. So when it was announced that not only were we getting three...

‘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...

‘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...