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Review: Oscar struggles reflect a hollow industry

February 26, 2019
The Academy Awards offer so much: unmatched pageantry, mind-boggling star power, rich people wearing nice things and a reason to get your friends together, among other things.
Pure Products Open Mic gives student poets chance to shine

[Video] Pure Products Open Mic gives student poets chance to shine

April 20, 2018

https://youtu.be/V064q648fKw Shot and Edited by: David Jones

Gorgas War Exhibit curated by UA students

Gorgas War Exhibit curated by UA students

April 8, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z002oMsGVegShot by Nick Bomar, edited by David Jones.

International Prom brings cultures together

International Prom brings cultures together

February 27, 2018

https://youtu.be/ExNgwwNrUIM Shot & Edited by: David Jones

Column: Studio films hijack the holidays

Column: Studio films hijack the holidays

November 15, 2017

To most people, the flipping of the calendar from October to November signals holiday season. For film buffs, it signals the arrival of award-seeking films. In order to keep their freshness in Oscar voters’...

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Column: “Film versus digital” debate ignores subjectivity

October 18, 2017

Many cinema nerds swoon at the thought of something shot on film. The tasteful grain that film provides over digital is charming and quite noticeable to a trained eye. It was something film-goers took...

The six spookiest horror films to stream this Halloween

The six spookiest horror films to stream this Halloween

October 17, 2017

Sometimes, the best way to jump into the Halloween spirit is to pop on a spooky horror film. With such an oversaturation of mediocre-at-best horror films on streaming platforms right now, it can be hard...

Film Column: Darren Aronofsky and parables of cinematic terror

Film Column: Darren Aronofsky and parables of cinematic terror

September 20, 2017

Most, if not all, people are familiar with the term, “feel good movie.” It incites thoughts of films like “The Breakfast Club” or “Forrest Gump” and all of the warm internal fuzzies that come...

Film Column: A24 and the brand of non-convention

Film Column: A24 and the brand of non-convention

September 6, 2017

If one were to take a look at the budgets of the most popular films of the past few years, one would find digits – lots and lots of digits. These high-digit budgets are given to numerous franchise movies...

The phenomenon of rewatchable films

The phenomenon of rewatchable films

August 1, 2017

There is only one first time watching a film. The experience of seeing those specific shots you’ve never seen and being told that specific story that you’ve never heard is part of the novelty of film...

“Game of Thrones” and the art of fantasy story scale

July 18, 2017

Since it's premiere in 2011, HBO’s fantasy epic, “Game of Thrones,” has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity to heights that no other fantasy TV show has even come close to. This could be attributed...

Edgar Wright, James Gunn and the art of the cinematic iPod

Edgar Wright, James Gunn and the art of the cinematic iPod

July 4, 2017

The summer movie season is often defined by rip-roaring action blockbusters and animated powerhouses. Summer 2017 is no different with the likes of “Wonder Woman” and “Despicable Me 3.” However,...

COLUMN: Video game to film adaptations aren't meant to be

COLUMN: Video game to film adaptations aren't meant to be

June 6, 2017

Last year, I paid for a monthly subscription service called MoviePass which allowed me to see one film for free each day at the movie theater. The price was a tad steep, but I used it enough to nearly...

COLUMN: Streaming services are not cinema's enemy

COLUMN: Streaming services are not cinema's enemy

May 30, 2017

When Bong Joon-ho’s newest film, “Okja,” premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last week, it was met with a chorus of boos while being projected in the wrong aspect ratio for 10 minutes....

Band of the Week Q&A: Dick Long of Opposite Box explains belligerent jungle funk

Band of the Week Q&A: Dick Long of Opposite Box explains belligerent jungle funk

April 28, 2017

On the cover of Opposite Box’s most recent live album is a cat's face with its mouth wide open, wearing an eye patch and shooting colorful lightning out of its eye and into the band’s logo. This image...

Resonance show to put a modern twist on

Resonance show to put a modern twist on “The Wizard of Oz”

April 24, 2017

That unforgettable moment in "The Wizard of Oz" when Dorothy leaves a dreary Kansas of black and white and finds herself in the new technicolor world of Oz is a classic moment in the history of American film....

Seven film scores to get you through Dead Week

Seven film scores to get you through Dead Week

April 21, 2017

For most students, the next two weeks will consist of several late coffee-fueled nights in front of a computer screen studying for finals. An often-essential component of studying is the music you listen...

Six YouTubers' vlogs perfect for killing free time

Six YouTubers' vlogs perfect for killing free time

April 18, 2017

The business of the past semester may have disallowed you the luxury of sitting down for 30 to 60 minutes to enjoy a television show on a consistent basis. Students are often on the run, too bogged...

Band of the Week Q&A: Mr B & the Tribal Hoose on touring and style

Band of the Week Q&A: Mr B & the Tribal Hoose on touring and style

April 14, 2017

Based in Nashville, Mr B & the Tribal Hoose is a seven-piece ensemble, each member from a different state, that mixes elements of hip hop, funk and rock into their music in order to create a wholly unique...

Roger Deakins talks future of cinematography

Roger Deakins talks future of cinematography

April 12, 2017

Silhouetted soldiers walking against an orange and blue sunset in “Sicario,” Andy Dufresne’s rain drenched celebration of freedom in “The Shawshank Redemption,” an overhead view of a symmetrical...

Big Daddy's serves up hookah, mediterranean cuisine and relaxing atmosphere

Big Daddy's serves up hookah, mediterranean cuisine and relaxing atmosphere

April 3, 2017

Smushed between Icon and Chuck’s Fish is a lesser-known local spot, Big Daddy’s Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Bar, on Greensboro Avenue. Despite many being unaware of its existence, this hole-in-the-wall...

Here's what's showing at this weekend's Black Warrior Film Festival

March 24, 2017

This weekend marks the sixth annual Black Warrior Film Festival, which will be held in various locations on the University of Alabama campus. The festival will screen several student films from around...

Band of the Week Q&A: Dustin Kensrue talks touring and industry evolution

Band of the Week Q&A: Dustin Kensrue talks touring and industry evolution

March 24, 2017

In 1998, a high-school-aged Dustin Kensrue founded the rock band Thrice with bandmate Teppei Terrenishi. Since then, his music has been labeled everything from hardcore, to alternative and Christian...

Students, professors comment on state of documentary film

Students, professors comment on state of documentary film

March 23, 2017

When it comes to film entertainment, box office numbers generally indicate an interest in films with a traditional three act structure that isn’t too short and isn’t too long. Most, if not all, blockbusters...

Rolling upwards: How Heelys and the campus Snapchat story made one student famous

Rolling upwards: How Heelys and the campus Snapchat story made one student famous

March 6, 2017

Think back to elementary school when wearing Heelys was an easy way to boost your’s popularity status.Although this trend eventually died out, one UA student, Isaac Younker, dared to make it cool again...

Will Blackburn of Stop Light Observations talks influences, style

Will Blackburn of Stop Light Observations talks influences, style

February 24, 2017

Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, Stop Light Observations has been delivering unique and subversive music since their debut album in 2013, “Radiation.” The band will be taking that unique sound...

Alabama film buffs weigh in with Oscar picks

Alabama film buffs weigh in with Oscar picks

February 23, 2017

In less than a week, the exterior of the Hollywood and Highland Center Shopping Mall in Los Angeles, which houses the Dolby Theatre, will be adorned with bright red carpet, hundreds of news media members, and...

Hidden Gems of Netflix

Hidden Gems of Netflix

February 15, 2017

Although many college students use Netflix to binge and re-binge their favorite television sitcoms and serials, the streaming service carries many great films in its selection, too. Among that overwhelmingly...

Band of the Week Q&A: Charlie Muncaster of Muscadine Bloodline talks touring, rapid success

Band of the Week Q&A: Charlie Muncaster of Muscadine Bloodline talks touring, rapid success

February 10, 2017

Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton have rode the highest of upward trajectories since the duo joined to form Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. After releasing only four singles, the country duo debuted...

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