“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

Last Monday, photojournalist Louie Palu screened his film “Kandahar Journals” in the Johnson Center Cinema as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series sponsored by the film and media studies department. The film focused on Palu’s experiences as an embedded photojournalist in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010. Palu stayed after the film […]

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4 local things to do this spring

Cynthia Jessup, staff writer. The sun is out so it’s time to leave hibernation and explore spring activities in the local area. Hiking: If you are feeling adventurous, Old Rag and Whiteoak Canyon trails will fill that desire, not to mention give you a good work out. At Whiteoak Canyon, there are gorgeous waterfalls to […]

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Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Alisa Posey, staff writer The action packed comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a movie you won’t be able to take your eyes off of. The film’s namesake, Kingsman, is a secret service organization. A young boy named Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his mother are visited by a secret agent named […]

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“Dear White People”: The Two Sided Debate

The JC Cinema comfortably seats 294 students. The large crowd for the screening and public discussion of “Dear White People,” occupied every available inch of the room in the theater. “As a black student, I was interested in seeing this film because I wanted to see how the filmmaker tackled the topic of race but […]

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Movie Review: Big Eyes

Tim Burton does not disappoint. His direction of the film “Big Eyes,” which is about artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) turned out to be a work of art. Keane’s artwork never received the attention it deserved until she met Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and married him. Walter would increase the visibility of Margaret’s art with public […]

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Winter Movie Preview

Into the Woods Release date: Dec. 25, 2014 The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood are intertwined with the Baker and his wife in this dark fairy tale. Director: Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) Why this movie: Actually, I should start with a warning. Do not see this movie if […]

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Dealflicks.com allows a cheap trip to the movies

Going to a movie theater can be an expensive outing. One can easily spend $30 for a single ticket, popcorn and drink, which makes it hard to justify seeing a movie in the theater. That said, there is an appeal to seeing movies on a 100-foot screen. Sean Wycliffe, founder of Dealflicks.com, says he imagined […]

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Robbed of the Good Years

Meghann Patterson, staff writer Many students will never have the chance to understand the mindset of a juvenile who has committed a crime. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the rate for robbery declined through much of the 1980s, reaching a low point in 1987. However, like the violent crime arrest […]

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Movie Review: Fury

Alisa Posey, staff writer A great film needs a great cast.  Director David Ayer has done a fine job for his film “Fury,” casting seven great actors in Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Scott Eastwood and Jason Isaac. The film takes place in 1945, towards the end of World War II.  A […]

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Film students expose the complexities of cinema

Meghann Patterson, staff writer Mason film students are bringing together both film and non-film majors to learn about the production of movies. The Films about Filmmaking series gives students the chance to discuss their love of film with a community that shares their same passion. The president of George Mason University’s cinema fraternity, Delta Kappa […]

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