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March 6, 2019

Title: Gook (2017)

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Director: Justin Chon

Bias: As an Asian-American I’m a sucker for some good representation in American films.

Grade: B+

In A Nutshell:

Set during the spring of 1992 in South Central Los Angeles, Justin Chon's Gook follows the stories o...

November 26, 2018

I wonder if it’s possible to be a renowned, celebrated filmmaker and at the same time be underrated and often overlooked? That to me is the career of Steven Soderbergh. His career got off to a supernova start when his debut feature, 1989’s Sex, Lies, and Videotape, won...

November 21, 2018

Title: Dismissed (2017)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director: Benjamin Arfmann 

Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Kent Osbourne, Rae Gray  

Grade: B- 

In a Nutshell: 

A neurotic overachiever, Lucas Ward (played by Dylan Sprouse) is irked when he fails to receive a perf...

September 26, 2018

Title: Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! (2017)

Genre: Drama

Stars: Cauã Reymond, Mario Verón, Leopoldo Pacheco, Adeli Benitez

Bias: I don’t fully understand the reason or historical context behind the beef between Brazilians and Paraguayans.

Grade: D

In a Nutshell: A...

July 18, 2018

Title: Manhunt (2017)

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: John Woo

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama and Zhang Hanyu

Grade: C-

In a Nutshell:

Du Qiu (Zhang Hanyu) is a brilliant Chinese lawyer who works for the Japanese company Tenjin Pharmaceuticals . After attending a party thrown by...

March 22, 2018

Title: Black Vol. 1 (2017)
 

Genre: Superhero Comic Book

Publisher: Black Mask Studios

Creative Team: Kwanza Osajyefo (creator/writer), Tim Smith 3 (creator/designer), Jamal Igle (illustrator), Robin Riggs (inker), Derwin Robinson (tones), David Sharpe (letters), Sarah Li...

February 7, 2018

Title: Lady Bird 

Genre: Comedy, Drama 

Director: Greta Gerwig 

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein 

Grade: A+ 

In a Nutshell: Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, Lady Bird follows the s...

January 2, 2018

Conferences 

In February of 2017, Kino Club 313 held our first ever conference. In the past, we have organized a yearly graduate student symposium – a one-day event where grad students from the area meet to share their research on a particular topic. The 2015 symposium,...

December 13, 2017

2017 might be the biggest year in comic to film adaptations, with ten released between February and November. Among the films were Hugh Jackman’s final and finest appearance as Wolverine, the fifteenth, sixteenth, and SEVENTEENTH installments in the Marvel Cinematic Un...

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