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Pranaya’s Picks: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“2001: A Space Odyssey” is an act of madness and blinding, even reckless, ambition. The film seeks nothing less than to theorize on the past, present and future of human evolution. More maddening even than its objective is the film’s success.

Pranaya Pahwa | Film Editor

Sierra Burgess is, in fact, a loser—and the movie’s pretty lame, too.

Even if one ignores the extremely problematic elements of the film, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” simply falls flat as a romantic comedy.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Writer

‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ brings action back to life

“Mission: Impossible—Fallout” is that rare and refreshing film that knows exactly what it is and what it wants to do: awe us.

Pranaya Pahwa | Film Editor

How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ played with my emotions

As someone who grew up never seeing anybody who looked like her on television and in movies, except for Brenda Song on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Crazy Rich Asians” meant something to me.

Helen Li | Contributing Writer

‘Eighth Grade’ is hard to watch for all the right reasons

Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” recharges the coming-of-age narrative, successfully tackling young adolescence in the age of social media (read: not a small feat).

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Shoplifters’ brings an adrenaline rush to theaters

It is the little things that matter in “Shoplifters.” These details make the movie chillingly realistic and intricate. Centered on a family in the bottom of society united by their crimes, the movie uses subtle elements to reconstruct its viewers’ opinions on right and wrong.

Victoria Chen | Freshman Press Writer

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ excels, if you’ve paid attention

It’s finally here. I have been waiting for “Avengers: Infinity War” since Thanos was introduced in the first Avengers movie in 2012.

Matthew Wallace | Contributing Writer

A brief history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part Two

And we’re back! This is part two of my review of each Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before “Avengers: Infinity War.” We left off on the top-tier “Guardians of the Galaxy” and we continue on with the second big team-up.

Matthew Wallace | Contributing Writer

A brief history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part One

It’s finally here. Since “Iron Man” premiered in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dazzled and amazed its fan base with 18 movies that have all added to the universe.

Matthew Wallace | Contributing Writer

‘Annihilation:’ An unsettling film experience

“Annihilation” disturbs, unsettles and makes your skin crawl. It raises questions and opens discussions. It requires and demands repeat viewing.

Pranaya Pahwa | Staff Writer