A Conversation With Niki Caro, director of ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Niki Caro’s new film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” came out over the weekend. Based on the bestselling book by Diane Ackerman, the film tells the true story of Antonina Zabinska (Jessica Chastain), who sheltered Jewish people in her Warsaw, Poland zoo during World War 2.

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African Film Festival continues its mission in its 12th edition

In its twelve-year run, the African Film Festival has carved out an important place in the St. Louis’ and Washington University’s film scenes. This year, the festival will continue its traditional three-day programming of contemporary African films starting March 31.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.”

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

Let’s whine about live-action features.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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