Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
Here is a list of some of the best films for our demographic, perfect to relieve you of end-of-semester stress.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
Marvel’s latest release saved box offices and set a precedent for the future of the blockbuster during the pandemic.
Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
A trailer can either set up a film for success … or cause its downfall before it is even released.
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.
Fatima Sani, Rollins College
From box office hits like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to game-changers like ‘Avatar,’ it would seem everything the actress touches turns to gold.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
What’s the purpose of such films and who are they for? They can be done well, but only if they don’t objectify the victims and are balanced by other films that show stories of Black success.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, the adaptation of this young adult series fell short, much to the dismay of the series’ fans.
Disney’s upcoming ‘101 Dalmatians’ spin-off has some Disney fans divided. Do we need this classic villain’s backstory?
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
Following the success of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ the iconic hero will return this Christmas. Here are some predictions about the film and what it could mean for the franchise.
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
After decades of silence, the video game series has released an exciting and violent preview for an upcoming action film.
Amiri Rivers-David, Pomona College
The Netflix film is phenomenal, captivating audiences with nothing more than two characters and a few moments of heavy silence. So why would some people never want to watch it again?
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
From long-awaited sequels to must-see originals, there are a lot of films to look forward to in the new year.
The subtle symbols and artwork in the animated movie illustrate the unspoken grief felt by families who have lost a loved one to mass gun violence.
Alice Murphy, University of Maryland, College Park
The holidays haven’t truly started until you’ve heated up some hot chocolate and sat down to watch a few terrible Christmas films.
Laura Song, Biola University
The movie is deeper than you think. Does the 2012 Christmas film deserve a second shot at the nice list?
Don’t stress about missing the best Christmas movies airing this winter. This list will help you find the perfect holiday love story.
Callie Rosenzweig, University of Chicago
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The new Netflix film questions the common family expectation of being in a relationship, but it falls into the very cliche it attempts to critique.
Annika Salmi, Yale University
Films about women loving women are few and far between, and the few that do enter the mainstream tend to be problematic historical dramas.
Emily Davies, Solent University
Tired of being tricked by film trailers? These three channels can give you the lowdown on what’s worth watching, all while offering up a serious amount of laughs.
Brady Fitzgerald, Immaculata University
The kids movie is about more than just toys. It delves into the personal struggles that many people experience on a regular basis.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
Since late 2017, many of the streaming platform’s releases have included romantic comedies, signaling an industry-wide shift back toward the genre.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
As the world falls apart, we can find some solace in the works of the Korean filmmaker. Let’s take a look back at his various masterpieces.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
While popular services such as Netflix and Hulu come with a monthly price tag, this is a similar option that just requires you to watch a few ads.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi action film remains a classic thriller for both cinema fanboys and critics alike. On its decade anniversary, the movie holds up.
Chris Dang, University of California, Riverside
Inspired by the ‘Flashpoint’ comic series, the film could feature alternative versions of heroes like Superman, Batman and even the Flash.
In his relatively short career, the young actor has portrayed a range of roles. But one can’t help but wonder how good their hygiene really is.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
Despite a big budget and an all-star cast, the long-awaited film adaptation of the beloved book series has disappointed both fans and critics.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
COVID-19 has led to the loss of many fun summer pastimes, but now it’s bringing back a much-loved activity.
The acclaimed director has consistently probed difficult questions throughout his career. His latest feature is no exception.
Journalists must confront the controversies and mistakes of past reporters in order to do right by their subjects and their organizations.
Breakups are hard. These five films will make crying, self-reflection and moving on easier than a tub of ice cream can.
Brian Anderson Gil, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The French New Wave director who practically became a genre unto himself has inspired countless filmmakers, including the likes of Quentin Tarantino.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
He values quantity over quality and it’s getting old, really fast. If he had a diverse team of writers to help out, his career might have many good years ahead.
An entire library of art at your fingertips. Imagine the endless possibilities.
Kayla Carson, Simon Fraser University
The film might not be perfect, but it’s helping to advance the conversation about a very important topic.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Forget resting in peace — computer-generated imagery pulls long deceased actors from their graves and pushes them back into the limelight.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
After spending $4 billion to purchase the iconic media franchise, the giant entertainment conglomerate has little to show for it.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
This artier newcomer is stepping into the film industry’s spotlight and edging out previous stalwarts like Miramax.
The new Disney Plus show can stand on its own, even without the connection to the expansive sci-fi franchise.
The film jettisons the problematic elements of the original, and the more realistic animation has the spirit many felt ‘The Lion King’ lacked.
Caroline Forrey, Miami University, Ohio
Elizabeth Banks’ spy flick is the latest female-fronted film to crash at the box office.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Chadwick Boseman shines, but high expectations will not be your friend with this film.
Jake Mauriello, SUNY New Paltz
Fresh off a Palme d’Or win at Cannes, the Korean film has been garnering major buzz as award season approaches.
The album is full of legends, from Chaka Khan to Donna Summer.
For anyone who subscribed to the service and is thinking, ‘What now?’
Between ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ and ‘The Politician,’ 2019 is Deutch’s world, and we’re just living in it.
These movies add intriguing concepts and social commentary to a familiar subgenre.
Movies like ‘The Farewell’ and ‘Joker’ might have been released a little earlier than most films vying for Academy recognition, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a big splash.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Here are a few pleasant alternatives to begrudgingly agreeing to watch a horror movie with a blanket covering your eyes.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
Through laughs and tears, here’s why you should follow Leigh’s journey through grief after the sudden death of her husband.
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
The film, based on the Jersey-born artist’s highly influential music, ultimately falls flat on its face.
Bring a box of tissues because tears will be shed.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
There are two sides to casting age-inappropriate actors.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Here’s everything you need to know about the nation’s only large-scale museum for all things film.
The Ari Aster film seamlessly merges the sublimely beautiful with the disturbingly sinister, creating a world that audiences will both revile and desire.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
… and why I worship Keanu Reeves.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
The LGBTQ+ movement takes to the big screen.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
The thriller fails to live up to the Netflix standard.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
The Elton John biopic succeeds, in part, because of its warts-and-all approach to the legendary musician.
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
Shrekfest and ‘Shrek: Retold’ have helped restore the cartoon phenomenon to his rightful swamp.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Of the 35 ‘Godzilla’ films ever made, who belongs on the reptilian Mount Rushmore?
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
And what a save it was.
Except ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
The touching tale of pen pals, outcasts and chocolate hot dogs deserves a second act.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
The film comes to theaters this Friday, but you should know its backstory first.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Sadly, Brooks is far from ‘The Perfect Date.’
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
Without Del Torro at the helm, the surrealism falls flat.
Anna Sutherland, American University
As the best friend of a CF patient, I found myself pleasantly surprised.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peele’s second horror film is even more ambitious than his first.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The meme world will feel her absence.
Casey Breneman, University of Virginia
This time around, everything in Bricksville is NOT awesome.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
The time loop trope is overused, but for good reason.
How does ‘The Fuentes Identity’ sound?
Grace Larson, Ripon College
A movie about a sexually predatory ‘sweet transvestite’ from planet Transexual has no place in modern society. Or does it?
Amanda Pfender, Gateway Technical College
Get ready for one last ride with Hiccup and Toothless.
The new sci-fi series balances the fantastical and the dramatic with a rare finesse.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
Chloe Zhao’s breakthrough film captured the power of identity, both old and new, in times of pain.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
It requires so much more than you’d think.
Ashlyn Leigh Willis, University of North Alabama
The film portrays Alzheimer’s as the intensely personal disease that it is.
Joey Cunningham, University of Arizona
The dark puppet show is a 180-degree turn from your usual ‘Sesame Street.’
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
In a welcome improvement on its predecessors, the new film delves intriguingly into its characters’ psyches.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
After watching these movies, you’ll be afraid of absolutely everything.
Spare him his life from this monstrosity!
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
All of your favorite characters are back on the big screen as movie sequels are set to highlight theaters this summer.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
The actor, who rose to prominence for his melodramatic performances and off-screen financial issues, says he has probably three to four more years in the industry.
Kayla Morosco, Chatham University
Generally considered one of the most talented artists of all time, Judy Garland led a life filled with both successes and tragedies.
Valeria Garcia, University of Texas at Austin
Is ‘Ready Player One’ the next blockbuster?
After a scene in the new ‘Peter Rabbit’ film purportedly mocked food allergies, critics are calling for conscientious filmgoers to boycott the movie.
Pat Servin, Davenport University
Worry no more, this list has all the upcoming Netflix series titles for any Friday night gathering.
Briana Perez, University of Texas at San Antonio
Movies can provide non-native speakers an easy and entertaining way to learn English.
Miranda Maples, University of Tennessee
The shorter the book, the easier the adaptation.
Eliana DuBosar, Florida State University
Get ready to catch these Sundance Film Festival movies at a theater near you.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
The awards are just around the corner, so let’s get into which films will make the Best Picture Nominees for the Academy Awards.
Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
Wes Anderson’s newest release, ‘Isle of Dogs,’ promises to cash in on a Wes-Anderson truism: that the director was born to make stop-motion-animation films.
Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
You may want to start your 2018 reading list off with these novels before their adaptations hit the big screen.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
From Marvel’s multitude of films to Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ astounding movies are planned for release this upcoming year.
Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
Steven Caple Jr. taking over for ‘Creed II’ offers a promising future for the ‘Rocky’ franchise.
Brandi Loving, St. Mary's University
Leave it to white privilege to find three jokes in ‘Get Out’ and call it a comedy.
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