Alum’s political satire documentary premieres at Tivoli

“Tickling Giants”—written, directed and produced by Washington University alumna Sara Taksler—premiered at the Tivoli and other theaters nationwide Tuesday. The film follows Egyptian political satirist through his turbulent journey from heart surgeon to successful late night host to expatriate living in exile from the Egyptian government.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

True/False Film Festival: Documentaries in our backyard

The 14th annual True/False Film Festival wrapped up this past Sunday in Columbia, Mo. A short two-hour drive from St. Louis, the festival screened upwards of 40 documentaries to an audience of about 15,000.

| Staff Writer

‘Logan’: High quality suffering in the superhero universe

I saw “Logan” over two weeks ago. At the time, I was tempted to hand in a two-sentence review: “They went there. Period.”

| Staff Writer

Do we need more live-action films? And other concerns

Let’s whine about live-action features.

| Film Editor

Let’s get into the film industry’s international coproduction

A few months ago, I was asked if “Star Wars” was an American franchise. It was a fascinating question and my reply via text was novel-length.

| Staff Writer

The great 21st century blockbuster diversity arms race

If there’s one thing Hollywood learned this winter, it’s that diversity sells. It sells well.

| Staff Writer

‘Wildcats everywhere’: Which High School Musical was the best?

Disney announced that it’s making “High School Musical 4,” to be released in 2018, but Cadenza simply cannot wait until then to express our Wildcat fever. To pass the time, we’ve been arguing amongst ourselves about which “High School Musical” is the best and why:

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Screw escapism: The emotional resonance of film

A big talking point in film journalism lately is escapism: According to many writers, audiences go to movies to escape their real life, and both box office and awards shows reflect this.

| Staff Writer

How to talk about the Oscars without watching any film

If you make the calculations, you would need to dedicate approximately 4,952 minutes to watch almost all films nominated for an Academy Award this year. Luckily, you do not need to waste your time watching these films because I have created a thorough guide on how to successfully navigate conversations about the Oscars.

| Film Editor

Movies to catch up on from break

Over Cadenza’s month and a half hiatus, there has been an excess of film releases. As the student body gets back into the swing of the semester, we know it’s hard to find time to squeeze in all of them.