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Film Column: The fine line between edgy and irresponsible entertainment

Film Column: The fine line between edgy and irresponsible entertainment

By Althea Champion

December 13, 2019

Holding television characters accountable for their actions is a relatively new concept that, when attempted, usually falls flat.  The victim is often left as nothing more than just that, and the perpetrator is considered redeemable. Despite the ground we have covered as a society through validating the...

Motion Picture This: ‘The King’ puts Timothée Chalamet’s star power to the test

Motion Picture This: ‘The King’ puts Timothée Chalamet’s star power to the test

By Monika Davis

November 9, 2019

Proclaimed “white boy of the month” Timothée Chalamet has dominated the last two years in cinema. After breaking into the scene with indie classics Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird, he seemingly appeared at every corner, waiting to be cast in the next Greta Gerwig hit. In 2018, he received a best actor...

Motion Picture This: Hustlers strips away stereotypes and replaces it with scamming

Motion Picture This: Hustlers strips away stereotypes and replaces it with scamming

By Monika Davis

October 1, 2019

In 2019—a year full of scamming—there’s no one I’d rather watch rip off rich men on the silver screen than Jennifer Lopez. Hustlers debuted at the top of the box office when it opened earlier this month but still fell victim to stark criticism, most of which seems to be coming from men who...