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Review: Anderson’s latest film blends sight and soul

Director Wes Anderson has an extraordinary talent most directors don’t seem to have. He is able to captivate his audience by transporting them into a world of clever quirkiness. Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” this time transforms the theater into a luxurious hotel found on top of the jagged mountains of a fictional […]

There’s this weird belief going around that cartoons are for kids. It’s not a new misconception. Certainly not one that’s going to go away any time soon, either. But it is, well, more than a little bit wrong. Just because something is animated does not mean it’s “just for kids.” Just because it’s on a […]

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There are few names in Japanese animation more well known or more beloved than Hayao Miyazaki. The acclaimed director gained international fame in 1999 with his beloved classic “Princess Mononoke,” a work that defied all expectation. He is also the only director of Japanese animation, also commonly known as anime, to have won an Academy […]

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I don’t even know where to begin talking about the Academy Awards this past Sunday. There was Jared Leto’s shout-out to not just Ukraine, but also Venezuela, as well as the LGBT community. Then there was Lupita Nyong’o’s beautiful acceptance speech and Steve McQueen’s celebratory onstage jump of joy. And Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing U2 on […]

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Hearing people’s opinions — whether friends, critics or the Academy — is a great way to learn more about movies. But are people just taking opinions at face value? Whenever a highly anticipated movie comes out, most people look online or in the newspaper to see what the critics have said about it. After all, critics are paid […]

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WSU makes Academy Award predictions

With the 86th Academy Awards approaching this Sunday, the Internet seems to be exploding with one question: “Who will win?” Although each category of the Academy Awards has a long list of nominations, the primary focus of the night will be on three films: “American Hustle” with 10 nominations, “Gravity” with 10 nominations and “12 […]

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