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Avengers and geopolitics won’t cooperate

By Film Critic

June 8, 2016

Maybe in an effort to draw on the ever-expanding electoral fervor currently sweeping over the nation, Marvel’s latest voyage into 21st century heroism throws its hat into debates over security, sovereignty and international accountability. Of course, the fights are elaborate and exciting, but the political undertones are too casually incoherent to be ignored.Instead of a rational approach to the world’s most delicate di...

Len Amato, president of HBO Films, gave students advice on the film industry at Film Row Cinema at the 1104 S. Wabash Building. 

Columbia welcomes home alumni filmmakers

February 8, 2016

They once scraped paint off the then-new Columbia 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as a summer job to earn extra cash. Later, they became successful filmmakers in their industries.Len Amato, a 1975 alumnus an...

“In the Heart of the Sea” hit U.S. theaters Dec. 11 after premiering in London and bringing in more than $18 million for the non-U.S. opening weekend.

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

Carlee Belt, a senior television major and environmental studies minor, will spend January in Hawaii as an Artist in Residence and conduct environmental field work.

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

November 30, 2015

As many Columbia students contemplate spending their winter break huddled around fires, Carlee Belt is preparing to spend January in Hawaii—earning three credits toward her Columbia degree.Belt, a sen...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

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