Film

“Tick, tick … BOOM!” on Netflix review: An explosion of musical genius

Lin Manuel Miranda’s directing and Andrew Garfield’s acting add to the original musical, creating a beautiful movie experience.

| Senior Engagement Editor

WashU alum produces independent dark comedy about the Watergate scandal

Student Life spoke to Mirvish about the film and its inspirations.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Dune: The Pros and Cons

“Dune,” released last month, was unquestionably one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. And it was enjoyable — but far from perfect. Here are the upsides and downsides to the three-hour movie.

and | Managing Editor and Multimedia Editor

Making space for Black creatives: Noir Collective validates the Black artistic voice

A new club on campus, Noir Collective is proving that being a creative is a viable option for Black people and is creating a space for them to explore creativity, especially with other artists. 

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Border South’: A new take on the migrant documentary genre

Even though the waiting and the lack of progress can drag on for a while, the documentary uses it to show the reality of the journey.

Kamala Madireddi | Contributing Writer

Why are there so many superhero movies

“Birds of Prey” opens Feb. 6, and in honor of its upcoming theatrical release, here is a definitive ranking of my favorite (and least favorite) superhero movies of the 21st century*.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

WU participates in annual film festival as screening hosts

With streaming on the rise, it’s sometimes difficult to see the appeal of a cinema experience. When the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) came knocking this weekend with free events on Wash. U.’s campus, I decided to take up the offer and attend my first independent film screening.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

‘El Camino’: A well intentioned cash grab in a post-’Breaking Bad’ world

It seems now that we’re living in an endless stream of nostalgia-fueled entertainment. It’s in this framework that the “Breaking Bad” movie, “El Camino,” was made.

Tyler Sabloff | Senior Editor

Spooky nights at the Tivoli: Fill your Halloween week with these thrillers

Coming up over the next week the Tivoli will be filled with spooky films in honor of Halloween. Here are a few films to check out.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Ai Weiwei challenges his viewers with ‘Human Flow’

Ai Weiwei’s “Human Flow” is a meditation on misery that is a challenge, privilege and responsibility to watch. The film focuses on the journeys of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) as they move from temporary location to temporary location, and provides both close-ups of individual situations and detached shots filmed using drones.

Olivia Blumenshine | Contributing Writer

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