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This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem The Double, a 2013 film, and its connection with the duality of man. 

Working Title: ‘The Double’ and the duality of man

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor May 2, 2022

This is the fourth installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem...

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her reactions to this years Academy Awards. 

Working Title: Reactions to Academy Awards 2022

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor March 31, 2022

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her...

This is the second installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel speaks about and reacts to the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards yesterday. 

The slap heard around the world: Will Smith and Chris Rock’s altercation at the Academy Awards

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor March 28, 2022

This is the second installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel speaks about and reacts...

An illustration of an Oscar. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 27, honoring films released in 2021.

Academy Awards 2022: Predictions and hopes

by Sally Zhu and Alena Suleiman March 27, 2022

Today, the nation’s largest, most prestigious film award show approaches: the Oscars in the 94th Academy Awards. Taking place in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Oscars will...

An illustration of the character Chiron in the 2016 film Moonlight. Oscar-winning movie “Moonlight” tells the breathtaking child-to-adulthood story of a Black man in Miami.

Recommended films in honor of February’s Black History Month

by Sydney Ling, Reporter February 23, 2022

The dichotomy between Black trauma and joy has arisen as a discussion of forms of resistance within Black representation. Stories of slavery, segregation and struggle sometimes overshadow the nuanced aspects...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2020

An old blind man staggers near a curb, poking his cane at the street below. The camera zooms in on a quirky French girl’s bob-haircut-framed face as she steps up to take his arm to guide him across the...

Mind the gap is a phrase coined in the UK to caution passengers while crossing the horizontal, and sometimes vertical, gap between the train platform and the actual train. Bing Lius debut documentary, Minding the Gap, is a play on this idea, that in America we have to both physically, and mentally, bridge the gap between class, race, and people in general.

The Butterfly Effect: A metamorphosis on manhood, movies and “Minding the Gap”

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor June 10, 2019

Fifteen years ago, 2004. Rockford, Illinois. A tall, lanky Asian boy, all limbs and joints, dark hair down past his ears, stands in front of the camera. The scene around him is warped outwards in its fish-eyed...

Student producer and director Ethan Choi (10) watches the premiere of his third movie, Operation Strikesite, which was screened yesterday in the Nichols Auditorium for students, faculty and parents to watch.

Student-produced film premieres in the Nichols Auditorium

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor February 23, 2019

"Operation Strikesite," the third movie directed and produced by sophomore Ethan Choi premiered yesterday in the Nichols Auditorium. The movie’s cast is comprised of students from Harker and other schools...

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