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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...

This is the first installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where TALON staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts, opinions and impressions of select films. In this episode, Rachel speaks about her top five winter break watches, including “West Side Story,” “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary” and “The Daytrippers.” 

Working Title, Episode 1

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor February 11, 2022

This is the first installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films. In this episode, Rachel speaks about her top five winter break watches,...

These characters made the movie Marvel’s most diverse release yet, and I am grateful that Zhao chose to increase the inclusivity of the film when adapting it from the comics. However, the diverse characters lack sufficient portrayal as exemplified by the poor memorability of Kingo’s character. It’s not enough to simply include these characters, Marvel needs to represent them properly.

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ falls flat in portrayal of diverse characters

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter January 22, 2022

 harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ falls flat in portrayal of diverse characters" There they were. All 10 of them, capes undulating in the wind, heads held high as they...

At home and entertained: Movies and TV shows to watch during shelter-in-place

At home and entertained: Movies and TV shows to watch during shelter-in-place

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Reporter May 3, 2020

While we are all stuck at home with the continuing shelter-in-place order, TV shows and movies have emerged as essential sources of entertainment for everyone. Here is a selection of four of the best ones...

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...

From top to bottom: Movie posters from the films La La Land, Crazy Rich Asians, Beauty and the Beast, Avengers: Endgame and To All the Boys Ive Loved Before.

Best of year: Movies from the past, present and future

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter February 20, 2020

Looking Forward to in 2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Following Netflix’s extremely popular “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this sequel follows the unintended mailing of love...

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

by Erica Cai, Reporter December 7, 2018

As winter break is approaching, people are scrambling to make holiday plans and book last-minute flights. However, for those not interested in straying too far from the comforts of home, these four movies...

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

by Gloria Zhang and Nina Gee September 3, 2018

Before the classic high school plot of “The D.U.F.F” was “Mean Girls”, and before “Mean Girls” was “Clueless”. Before the romantic musical of “La La Land” was “Singin’ In the Rain”....

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