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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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All content by MICHAEL MATHEWS
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‘Barbarian’: A Memorable Movie Experience

September 26, 2022
What stands out about “Barbarian” is its creativity in expanding on these cliches while having effective camera work and an original plot.
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‘The 2022 Oscars’: A Slap in the Face

April 4, 2022
The incident with Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars completely overshadowed the winners and positive moments during the ceremony.
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‘The Batman’: A Faithful Adaptation of the Comics

March 16, 2022
“The Batman” will not be for everyone — for some, three hours of a rain-soaked Gotham City mixed with a reclusive Bruce Wayne is a little too much.
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2022 Oscar Nominations: A Return to Movie Normalcy

February 23, 2022
It is through the surprises every year that we join together and ride the rollercoaster of emotions that are the Oscar nominations.
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‘The Power of the Dog’: An Identity Crisis in the American Frontier

December 28, 2021
Look for “The Power of the Dog” to be in the spotlight during the Oscars season because of its critiques on power, strength and masculinity.
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‘tick, tick…BOOM!’: A Love Letter to Anyone With a Dream

December 2, 2021
Miranda crafts a beautiful homage to artists in a reimagination of the musical “tick, tick...BOOM!” by “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson.
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‘The Harder They Fall’: An Original Take on the Western Genre

November 29, 2021
In “The Harder They Fall,” director Jeymes Samuel adds some much needed originality and energy to the Western genre, offering an entirely different viewing experience of the Wild West.
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‘The Many Saints of Newark’: A ‘Sopranos’ Story?

November 16, 2021
Unfortunately, like many continuations of iconic stories, “The Many Saints of Newark” simply couldn’t live up to its high expectations.
Song Kang-ho, a breakout South Korean actor, pictured in an all black suit.

The New Hollywood: South Korean Cinema Is Refreshingly Original and Genre-Bending

June 19, 2021
South Korean films have reached major streaming platforms and have finally started to gain the massive popularity they deserve in the US.
in The Father, Anthony Hopkins stars as Anthony, a man with dementia

‘The Father’: A Look Into the Horrors of Dementia

May 4, 2021
The horror of "The Father" can be attributed to three distinct parts: the performance of Hopkins, the production design and the screenplay.
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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Is a Film to Remember

April 25, 2021
“Judas and the Black Messiah” portrays the rise and fall of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party under the leader Fred Hampton.
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