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Netflix is no place for new films

Netflix is no place for new films

By Ethan Sapienza, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The growing trend of debuting feature films on streaming services like Netflix is creating an irrevocable change in movie-watching practices that isn't all bad.

Idris Elba shocking in ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Idris Elba shocking in ‘Beasts of No Nation’

By Zach Martin, FIlm Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

"True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga turns to Netflix in "Beasts of No Nation," a harrowing tale about a child's recruitment into a mercenary, with Idris Elba as the ruthless Commandant.

Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza to star in ‘True Detective’ next season

Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza to star in ‘True Detective’ next season

April 1, 2014


Filed under Arts

Coming off the success of the first season of HBO’s “True Detective,” show creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is already hard at work on season two. While many rumors have swirled as to who will star and direct, it looks like pop singer Taylor Swift and “Parks and Recreation” star Aubr...

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

February 4, 2014


Filed under Arts

Television miniseries have long been a part of the entertainment world. From the slavery saga in ABC’s “Roots” to NBC’s adaptation of “Jesus of Nazareth,” the genre turns serialized storytelling into a must-watch event with cultural relevance. Recent additions include FX’s “American Horror Story” and HBO’s “True Detec...

TV series strive to maintain dedicated viewership

TV series strive to maintain dedicated viewership

January 27, 2014


Filed under Arts

With pirates, aliens and assassins prepared to make their debut on the small screen, the list of TV series premiering in 2014 reflects an attempt to attract dedicated viewership. Despite a willingness to invest in higher production costs, producers and network executives seem re...