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Characters from the many films listed in the article are in a theater looking at a screen with the words

Video on Demand: A Cure for Cinephilia?

April 28, 2020

From the big studios to small film companies, the film industry has to figure out how to keep audiences while they’re at home, and in the future to come.

Benjamin Cook was inspired to create the gallery when he knew his own students at the Art Academy of Cincinnati would be deprived of a physical gallery to display their work.

A Trip to the Art Show, From the Comfort of Your Phone

April 1, 2020

Benjamin Cook, an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, has created an online platform for visual arts students to display their thesis exhibits.

Harley Quinn's solo venture is a humorous film that's not meant to be taken too seriously.

The ‘Birds of Prey’ Take Flight, Even If It’s Only Below the Clouds

February 11, 2020

While not a “golden egg,” DC’s latest comic book adaptation still hatches into something decent.

Not exactly a 'Snoscar,' but just as exciting for awards season stalwarts.

Preparing For and Celebrating the Awards Season Experience

January 29, 2020

With the Academy Awards looming on the horizon, it’s time to talk student traditions.

To some, the “I Have A Machine Gun Now Ho-Ho-Ho

Debating and Classifying the ‘Christmas Movie’

December 19, 2019

Does having Christmas decorations in a movie classify it as a Christmas movie? Kevin Stoll and students weigh in.

Acrobatics and circus tricks are at the center of Splinter Group's performance of

‘Pippin’ Makes Dying and Climbing Look Easy

November 13, 2019

Fordham’s Splinter Group is currently learning how to "die” and how to "climb” for their upcoming performance of “Pippin” later this November.

‘The Lighthouse’ Subverts, Scares and Shines

‘The Lighthouse’ Subverts, Scares and Shines

October 30, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, indie filmmaker Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” aims to betray the trends of modern horror films. If you’re looking for a “jump-scare fest,” look in the other direction; Eggers’ film is certainly disturbing, but not exactly in the way you might have imagined.

Joaquin Phoenix stars as the “clown prince of crime” in the film that has been generating both critical acclaim and sociopolitical controversy.

Review: “Joker”

October 16, 2019

After several different iterations of the “clown prince of crime,” Joaquin Phoenix is now aiming to fill the (already) big shoes left behind by Heath Ledger. And while “Joker” may still technically be a “comic book film,” this is anything but an action-packed, crowd-pleasing time at the theater.

Brad Pitt stars in the new space epic

Review: “Ad Astra”

October 2, 2019

Brad Pitt sets out into the far reaches of the solar system to try and solve the mystery of cosmic surges that pose a dangerous threat to Earth in the newest space epic “Ad Astra.”

Illustration of Pennywise the clown from the new movie

“It: Chapter Two” Floats High but Fails to Frighten

September 17, 2019

In an age defined by an exhausting number of horror sequels, reboots and adaptations, Andrés Muschi...