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Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Moonlight" is an Oscars frontrunner, but "La La Land" is poised to sweep at the awards show.

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The Sundance Film Festival began as a haven for independent film makers, but has since began supplying the Oscars with more and more commercialized, mainstream movies.

Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

By Ryan Quan, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Whitewashing has been and continues to be a practice in the film industry that is heavily criticized and disputed, and racial representation is an issue that plagues both independent and blockbuster films alike.

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Viewers must also demand original films with nontraditional diversity.

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

By Joseph Myers, Theater & Books Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater, Uncategorized

"Nice Fish" starring recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is a play about the existential ponderings of fishermen.

The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There’s only so much celebrities can accomplish by saying what has already been said a hundred times. If the Academy was hoping that the social consciousness on display Sunday night would exonerate them, they were sorely mistaken. The problems run much deeper than that.

Staff Recs: Oscar Snubs

Staff Recs: Oscar Snubs

By Staff

February 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

More like the SNUBcademy Awards, am I right?

‘A War’ Amounts to Courtroom Drama, Remains Too Stoic

‘A War’ Amounts to Courtroom Drama, Remains Too Stoic

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

The Oscar nominated film is a standard courtroom drama but with unsettling battle sequences.

Six Unique and Easy Dorm Snacks for Your Guests

Six Unique and Easy Dorm Snacks for Your Guests

By Talia Smith, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

Hosting a Super Bowl Sunday viewing party at your dorm? Watching an awards show? Or just lounging around with friends and don’t feel like making the trek to Weinstein? Here’s a list of six essential foods that will delight your guests. For the people floundering through life without a kitchen in your ...

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

By Zach Martin, Arts Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The Oscars are facing are changing their membership rules after controversy over lack of diversity.

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