Make some noise for ‘A Quiet Place’

April 26, 2018

A Quiet Place, the latest Hollywood horror film, displays a uniquely riveting plot and beautiful cinematography. The movie stars real-life married couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, as well as Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. A Quiet Place follows the Abbott family as they try to live in total silence and hide in a post-apocalyptic world […]

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The many faces of horror

October 26, 2017

October acts as our designated time to celebrate the things that unsettle us, and our nearby Enzian theatre welcomes in the month with its 13 Films of Halloween program. Matthew Curtis, the Enzian’s programming director, as well as English Professors Jill Jones and Ben Hudson comment on the program and how it makes the most […]

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Discovering inner peace through film

September 28, 2017

For over a decade, the Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) worked with Rollins to screen films on-campus that capture various current obstacles solutions to global peace. These screenings have always been free to all students. Aside from Rollins’ central position in Winter Park, the benefits of the partnership for the festival abounded. Many on-campus organizations, […]

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Why ‘Moonlight’ deserves attention—and why it does not

March 9, 2017

The only thing that could have possibly overshadowed Suicide Squad’s win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 2017 Academy Awards was a shocking mix-up in the Best Picture category. When Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty prepared to read the winner of the Best Picture Oscar, something seemed off—Beatty took just a little too long […]

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2017’s Oscar Predictions

February 23, 2017

The Oscars are just days away and Hollywood is divided. It’s La La Land, a brilliantly-created musical about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a polarizing drama tacking racial and sexual barriers. Over the past two years, not a single black actor or actress has been nominated for an Oscar. This began calling into question […]

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Netflix offers questionable international horror films

October 20, 2016

With Hurricane Mathew and Fall Break behind us, and with Thanksgiving Break coming up, Netflix is on many Rollins students’ minds. Though the seasons do not bring drastic changes to the weather, most Floridians take the slightest drop in temperature as a sign to pull out the cozy hoodies and blankets from the bottoms of […]

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“Blair Witch” sequel receives mixed reviews

September 22, 2016

Ever since I was little, I have always been a fan of horror movies. I used to fill my weekends by watching all of the classic horror films such as Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th among many others. The horror movies that have come out at the movies lately have […]

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Boxing movie ‘Creed’ does not disappoint

December 3, 2015

In this age of reboots and remakes, I am happy to say that Creed is not only one of the best reboots of a franchise, but it also surpasses the typical constraints of a reboot and goes beyond to become its own thing. Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, […]

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Steve Jobs film captivates audience, villainizes founder

October 30, 2015

The Danny Boyle film leaves viewers mesmerized and speculative regarding the complex and fascinating life of Steve Jobs.  Vicious, egotistical, and manipulative, yet brilliant, ambitious, and visionary, Steve Jobs was a complicated man. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs looks at the life of […]

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‘Bridge of Spies’ leaves audience disappointed

October 21, 2015

With grand cinematographic flare and epic orchestral music, Director Steven Spielberg returns to the screen with a Cold War film. Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda, Bridge of Spies tells the true story of insurance lawyer James B. Donovan (Hanks) as he is given the task of making a defense case […]

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