Parasite- Movie Review

By Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The big winner at this year’s Academy Award was “Parasite,” a genre-defying dramatic thriller with pitch black comedic undertones. The film was directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. The film received six nominations, ultimately taking home the prizes for winning for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best … Continue reading Parasite- Movie Review

“Dracula” series review

By: Michael DePietro Last month, audiences worldwide finally got a chance to sink their teeth into “Dracula,” a new television series based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel. Co-produced by the BBC/Netflix, the series is helmed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the duo behind the BBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Sherlock.” Like many of the … Continue reading “Dracula” series review

Media critique on JoJo Rabbit

By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- In a time where we see a resurgence of white supremacy in American society both in Charlottesville and closer to home in Lewiston, there is no doubt concern for a film that seems to brand itself as a comedy about Nazism. Instead, “Jojo Rabbit” positions itself as a nuanced … Continue reading Media critique on JoJo Rabbit

Countdown review

By: Nastassja Posso NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Oct. 25, the American thriller/horror film “Countdown,” was released in the US.  Countdown was written and directed by Justin Dec. The whole film revolves around a new phone application called ‘Countdown.” Once the app is downloaded to the user’s cell phone, it begins a countdown until the end … Continue reading Countdown review

Charlie’s Angels are back

By: Lauren Garabedian  NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- The next generation of fearless “Charlie’s Angels” are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security agency has expanded internationally. Almost two decades since the popular TV franchise, director Elizabeth Banks re-imagines the Angels by connecting them with baby boomers through an empowering women theme.  Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) … Continue reading Charlie’s Angels are back

Hustlers review

By: Nastassja Posso NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Sept. 7, 2019, the American crime drama film,“Hustlers” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hustlers was then released to theaters in the United States on Sept. 13, 2019. Aside from starring renowned actresses like Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lizzo and Cardi B, … Continue reading Hustlers review

“III,” The visual album by The Lumineers

By: Samantha Illenz NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- The American indie folk band, The Lumineers, released their third studio album “III” early Sept. 2019. Along with the musical album, the band created and released a full visual album which is composed of ten videos, one for each track of the album. The album is separated into three … Continue reading “III,” The visual album by The Lumineers

Living Undocumented review

By: Noelle Trinidad  NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Netflix. A pass-way to a wide variety of television shows, documentaries and movies. For the past year, Netflix has done an amazing job of putting forth media that broadcast numerous societal issues, such as racism/police brutality ("When They See Us") mental health ("13 Reasons Why") and of course the … Continue reading Living Undocumented review