Ally Najera, California State University, Northridge
The method may be unorthodox, but it serves a purpose. However, the dangers associated with the practice have attracted many detractors.
Kwami Maranga, Binghamton University
The Disney+ series reveals an underlying issue with the cinematic universe’s treatment of its antagonists — they are killed off much too quickly.
His film legacy and dedication to his craft continues to be cherished by many.
Jesus Garcia, Boston University
Since the 1960s, several actors have portrayed The Clown Prince of Crime, for better or for worse. What can fans expect from Batman’s nemesis in the future?
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Millions have been using this movie-centered platform as a virtual diary to log what they watch, connect with others and — most importantly — share their opinions.
Alice Han, Pepperdine University
While it may not be surprising that Todd Phillip’s impactful 2019 film influenced the English singer-songwriter’s latest music video, the similarities between the two are truly uncanny.
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
While numerous issues caused the 2017 superhero movie to flop, Zack Snyder’s upcoming lengthier version might save the film.
Alex Luna, University of California, Berkeley
While Marvel has recently dominated the film industry, Warner Bros. can take these steps to up its game and face its rivals head-on.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
Although many of them are overused in present-day media, fiction can still be original and teach powerful lessons.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
More and more films are spotlighting the tension between the rich and the poor.
Even with a great year for film, many fan favorites didn’t make the cut for the Academy Awards.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
There are some critical absences this year. First off: Awkwafina.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
This year’s line-up includes a diverse roster ranging from divorce dramas to psychological thrillers.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
Heath Ledger versus Joaquin Phoenix. Incel bait versus empathetic portrayal of mental illness. There’s plenty to argue about.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
The clown prince of crime’s cinematic success could pave the way for similar movies.
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