Category Archives: Reviews

Tale as old as time hits the big screen

The long-awaited remake of the family favorite “Beauty and the Beast” hit the big screen this month, captivating viewers all around. “Beauty and the Beast” was one of this years most anticipated films and a family classic.

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La La Land: An instant classic

Still from La La Land

by Sarit Bridell   Love, life, and Hollywood La La Land paints the classic story of what it takes to make it in Hollywood, with the added complications of falling in love. Directed by the talented Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) and produced by Black Label Media, the film has set new standards for what makes a great musical.

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Threads: Tying together diverse communities through art, music and drama

Threads Performer

Lifestyle Editor Sarah Peterson checks out Threads, a group started by a former Northwestern student which creates events to showcase diversity, ignite conversation and unite communities. “Right vs. Wrong” was the theme of the night, and this tension was demonstrated through the artists and musicians that performed. One of the spoken word speakers was an atheist, and the band was from a local church.

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Finally, a movie that is cheesy and funny on purpose

Gavin Stone Poster

The University of Northwestern St. Paul and Bethel University co-hosted a screening of the new movie “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” directed by University of Northwestern – St. Paul graduate Dallas Jenkins. The movie opened on 1000 screens, including AMC Roseville on January 20, 2017.

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Moonlight: An epic journey to manhood

By Gillian McIntosh “Moonlight” is a dramatic film that explores the issues of identity in an eloquent and heart breaking way. Its critics are calling Berry Jenkins’ film “Moonlight” one of the essential American films. The film won three Oscar’s for “Best Motion Picture of the Year,” “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting […]

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