Author: nnagaokarollins-edu

Rollins reacts to diversity at the Oscars and within theatre on campus

February 24, 2016

Growing up, I had a passion to act in theatre. When I was 12, I aspired to win an Academy Award. It did not take long to realize, however, that this dream was not something that I could really achieve. I watched the Oscars; I have seen the actors who win and the roles that […]

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And the Oscar goes to…

February 24, 2016

It is that time again—the Academy has picked out what they consider the best films of the past year. This article constitutes my speculations on who and what will win in the most competitive categories. (Disclaimer: I was not able to see all the films nominated for an Oscar.) Best Cinematography The Revenant, without a […]

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Coen Brothers illustrate the strangeness of life

February 12, 2016

The Coen Brothers return for another hit film, but it may not be for everyone. Hail Caesar!, directed by Ethan and Joel Coen and starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum, tells the story of a 1950s Hollywood “fixer” named Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) […]

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Third ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movie is a success

February 10, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 was a fitting addition to the story of a panda and his superb kung fu and eating skills. When a 500-year-old warrior named Kai (J.K. Simmons) returns from the spirit world to conquer the mortal realm, Po (Jack Black) must learn how to channel the ancient ability of Chi in order […]

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Famous minds headed to Winter Park Institute

September 11, 2015

  Each year the Winter Park Institute brings some of the most brilliant and exciting minds to Rollins College. This year has fewer speakers, but that does not change how much of an impact these people have made on the world. On September 16, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee will be giving a powerful […]

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‘Hitman: Agent 47’ misses the mark

September 11, 2015

  Directed by Aleksander Bach and starring “talented” actors like Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, and Angelbaby (yes, that is her name and not the character she plays), Hitman: Agent 47 made me question how this putrid pile of an action movie was made. Agent 47 (Friend) is a genetically modified human designed to […]

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