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Texas Contemporary Art Festival

Ana Gonzalez

October 11, 2018


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Hundreds, if not thousands of artists and art enthusiasts flocked over to the George R Brown Convention Center during the weekend of October 4 for the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. The fair welcomed more than 3,500 guests into the convention center, which became a massive turnout. Curators, art ...

’15:17 to Paris’ is an interesting experiment that ultimately fails

’15:17 to Paris’ is an interesting experiment that ultimately fails

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


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When an Islamic terrorist opened fire in a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015, three American friends were able to overpower the attacker and save hundreds of lives. Clint Eastwood made a film about this incident and, surprisingly, he cast the three actual heroes—Anthony Sadler,...

“Hostiles” is a grand western with questionable morals

“Hostiles” is a grand western with questionable morals

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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When Kevin Costner revived the Western genre 27 years ago with his epic “Dances with Wolves,” he also introduced a new element of realism to the genre. Director Scott Cooper is now the latest person to fuse it into his work, and his noir-Western is definitely more than just a story about “cowboys...

Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ revives the thrill in political thrillers

Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ revives the thrill in political thrillers

Fabian Brims

January 11, 2018


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While everyone is waiting for Steven Spielberg’s next movie, ‘Ready Player One,’ he used the time spent in post-production  to quickly shoot a movie that is nothing less than a statement for a free press and its importance for democracy in America: ‘The Post.’ After compiling a report for the...

‘Darkest Hour’ is a gripping war of words

‘Darkest Hour’ is a gripping war of words

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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When a movie is based on real events, one of the biggest challenges is to tell an exciting and suspenseful story even though the audience already knows the ending. This is a particular problem in period pieces, where some historical knowledge can quickly turn into a movie spoiler, but director Joe Wright...

“The Florida Project” is a quiet movie with huge impact

“The Florida Project” is a quiet movie with huge impact

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Everyone is familiar with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, but fewer people know what’s going on right outside that “happiest place on earth.” Director Sean Baker, who also wrote & produced the movie, takes the viewer to a place that couldn’t be a bigger contrast to the world-famous...

King’s Horror, It, isn’t that Scary!

King’s Horror, It, isn’t that Scary!

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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Derry, Maine, is not normal. It looks like your average small town, the kind of place that is replicated and dots the landscape all over the U.S. New England district. In some ways, the town looks almost like a picture postcard. However, looks can be deceiving. For instance, the locals are known...

‘Wind River’ will make your blood freeze!

‘Wind River’ will make your blood freeze!

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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After his screenplays for ‘Sicario’ and ‘Hell or High Water,’ writer and director Taylor Sheridan completes his ‘American Frontier’ trilogy with his second feature ‘Wind River’ starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. In rural Wyoming, US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Corey Lambert...

In Retrospect: The Bad Seed (1956)

In Retrospect: The Bad Seed (1956)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


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Why do we like to be scared? I think that question is important. If we can explore why people are drawn to the Horror genre, then we’ll be tackling some of the most sophisticated material the imagination has to offer. I can’t hope to do all that in the space of a single column. However, we can look...

The Dark Tower Darkens the Screen

The Dark Tower Darkens the Screen

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

August 9, 2017


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Well, that was a train wreck. Novelist Stephen King once described himself as a “brand-name author”. There’s no doubt that he has a wide name recognition in pop culture. Despite this fame, his forays into Hollywood adaptation have produced a checkered legacy in the eyes of his fans. I tend to think...

Dunkirk – Another Awesome Review

Dunkirk – Another Awesome Review

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

August 1, 2017


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Many stories were told about World War II, and one of the best ones is “Saving Private Ryan.” Just when we thought there couldn't be a tale more intense and realistic, Christopher Nolan introduces "Dunkirk." In 1940, World War II is in full swing, and German troops are closing in on the Allies....

Dunkirk – Impresses and Entertains

Dunkirk – Impresses and Entertains

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

July 24, 2017


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On May 10th, 1940, the army of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany drove the Allied French and English armed forces to the very tip edge of occupied France. The Allies found themselves stranded on a strip of beach in the little French town of Dunkirk. This strip of land was so close to England that on a...

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