White-washing becomes Biblical

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — During spring break I had the opportunity to see “Son of God.” While I am not particularly religious, I thought the film was well done, and I am sure it will be a classic among the slew of religious movies coming out this spring. Without this religious vantage, I was able […]

Critic’s Corner: “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Alright, alright, alright. It is the year of Matthew McConaughey. Let’s be honest, the prolific Texas heartthrob has come quite a ways since the 2000′s rom coms (“Fool’s Gold,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” among others). Starring in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” McConaughey reinforces that pretty boy comebacks-á la Justin Timberlake- can and […]

Critic’s Corner: Inside Llewyn Davis

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. – “If it was never new, and never gets old, then it’s a folk song.” Inside Llewyn Davis starts off with a folk song and ends with a folk song. In it’s entirety, the movie is one big folk song. The Coen brothers know exactly what it takes to strum together […]

Critics Corner: Her

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. – “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” These are the words that Theodore Twombly, played by a brilliant Joaquin Phoenix, whispers heartfelt to his new computer’s operating system Samantha, […]

Film remakes turn movie magic into slight of hand

Alvin Rosamond, Contributing Writer, Chattanooga, Tenn. —  With many students flocking to the theater over holiday break there’s a dreaded word becoming sinful among all movie goers: remakes. Intro to film professor Karen Henderson said that some movie remakes are not needed. “’The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was a popular foreign film and was […]

‘Identity Thief’ simply a comedic crime

By Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, TN–Beware! Keep your credit card and social security number close to make sure your identity remains your own. That is about all I can take from the movie “Identity Thief,” a movie that can surely go in the “watch once” category. The movie stars Jason Bateman as Sandy Patterson, whose identity […]

Oscar categories set to bring surprises

By Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, TN–The The preliminary rounds are over, and the time has come for the red carpet to roll into the big show. With the Oscars finally set to capture the our attention Sunday night, I figured I would touch on some things that spark my interest, considering I am definitely not sitting […]

“Les Mis” impresses but falls short

By Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, TN–“Les Misérables” will join “Django”as a nominee for the Oscar’s top prize in unconventional fashion. The famous Broadway musical hit the big screen with a star studded cast and was set to be one of the year’s top movies. However, the “Best Picture” category is stacked, which begs the question: can […]

“Django Unchained” tells common story in uncommon way

By Aanen Butz  Chattanooga, TN.–To understand Quentin Tarantino’s films, you must first try to understand him. Not necessarily as a writer and director, but as a person. By most accounts, he is egocentric and hubristic. He seems to be the kind of person who would be more interested in showing off himself rather than others. […]

‘Lincoln’ displays brilliant acting

By Idris Garcia, Chattanooga, TN–Abraham Lincoln is one of American history’s most beloved characters, and Steven Spielberg’s portrayal in the film “Lincoln” will only enhance the legend. The film follows Lincoln during the grueling months he is trying to pass the Thirteenth amendment to the Constitution, which would abolish slavery. The Civil War rages on, […]