Documentary looks back at Texas Theatre on the Criterion Channel

July 8th, 2018 | Film Stories, Movie News | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Although the world may dream of shiny new futures, images of the past still captivate many of us – images such as a now faded-from-use shop seen in its prime, overgrown amusement parks overrun by laughing and smiling children, and abandoned houses that will never again serve as a home inhabited by a loving family. I often walk the Denton Square in Texas, longing to know what it would be like to watch the history of it ...

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Is nostalgia enough for ‘SOLO’ and the future of ‘STAR WARS’?

May 23rd, 2018 | Film Stories, Opinion | 0 Comment

Connor Bynum // Film Critic I understand that an origin story for one of the most iconic characters in STAR WARS is going to be chock full of winks to the audience and references to things yet to befall everyone’s favorite smuggler. And for all of its efforts, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY mostly succeeds at giving fans an enjoyable experience. But for a moment, let’s try to look at the big picture here. Four years ago, the thought of having a new STAR WARS ...

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‘PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING’ does everything a sequel should do – so why is it so hollow?

March 22nd, 2018 | Film Stories, Movie News, Opinion | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Creating a worthy sequel for franchise fans is pretty textbook at this point, so it’s always surprising when someone screws it up. The audiences wants are fairly simple: double down on what was there before in terms of the narrative, deepen character relationships and make sure the action is twice as explosive and fun. Simply put, a sequel should be even more awesome than the original to justify its existence. Yet, even ...

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