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WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

Graphic by: Cassie Jeong

By Bella Levaggi

November 19, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success. But they share another similarity: none of them pass the Bechdel Test. While the structure of a written colu...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By Wesley Emblidge

January 10, 2013

Every year, the Academy Award nominations disappoint, upset and anger many moviegoers (myself included) with mostly predictable picks that honor the most Oscar-buzzed movies of the year, rather than the best movies of the year. I’ve ranted about this subject before in more detail, but for now, let’s ta...

“Lincoln” Review: Unfocused and Overstuffed, But Still Manages to Be Rousing and Entertaining

By Wesley Emblidge

November 15, 2012

In general, biographies of big historical figures are avoided today, with filmmakers usually choosing to highlight only a specific event in the person’s life. We've seen it recently with films like “My Week With Marilyn,” “Frost/Nixon,” or “A Dangerous Method.” Steven Spielberg ha...