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Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

Magaly Munoz and Tara Gnewikow

February 14, 2020

Boots Riley, writer and director of the fantasy/sci-fi movie “Sorry to Bother You,” spoke to Sacramento State students at a lecture in the University Union Ballroom hosted by the UNIQUE Programs Feb. 13. To open the lecture, Riley recited lyrics from the song “Underdogs” by his political hi...

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Munoz

February 12, 2020

Boots Riley, an American activist, rapper, screenwriter and filmmaker, will hold a free lecture hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Riley wrote, directed and produced the 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You”, which was filmed in his ho...

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

Bradley Hinkson

February 5, 2020

As with every other year, the nominations for the Oscars leave a lot to be desired. Many films and performances that deserved more recognition didn’t make the final cut. One of the most disappointing aspects was the actors who didn’t get nominated. Last year was filled with many strong performa...

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron

December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010 – Shutter Island (IMDb: 8.1/10, My Score: 9/10) “Shutter Island” is one of the greate...

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is an instant cult classic for ‘Star Wars’ veterans

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is an instant cult classic for ‘Star Wars’ veterans

Cory Jaynes, Managing Editor

November 18, 2019

This review contains spoilers for the first two episodes of “The Mandalorian.” "The Mandalorian" strips “Star Wars” down to its spaghetti western roots and provides quick-paced action series veterans are sure to enjoy, however, much like the titular character, the series provides little explana...

REVIEW: Culver Creek is just as you remember it in the Hulu adaptation of ‘Looking for Alaska’

REVIEW: Culver Creek is just as you remember it in the Hulu adaptation of ‘Looking for Alaska’

Kayla Brown

November 8, 2019

The highly anticipated Hulu series “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s first published novel, was released in full Oct. 18 and has proven to be a great example of a screen adaption that accurately depicts its source material.  But this series made me realize something I didn’t when I firs...

Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

Leticia Sanchez and Khala Clarke

October 24, 2019

Many Sacramento residents, especially in the summer months, make memories on the water at places like the American River, sometimes losing mementos and possessions in the process. Now, Sacramento State business major Michael Pelley dedicates time deep diving to the bottom of local bodies of water to c...

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

Jonah Salazar

October 2, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Ad Astra.” “Ad Astra” might just be one of my favorite films of the year. The story was gripping, with a layer of social commentary that was subdued but effective. The world-building was very apparent while not beating the audience over the head with ex...

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

Jonah Salazar

September 23, 2019

“Pulp Fiction” is one of those movies where every time I watch it, I come out of it with a different interpretation of what the director, Quentin Tarantino, was trying to say. When I was 10 years old, I snuck out of my room to watch it from underneath the dining room table while my father sat ...

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

Jonah Salazar

September 16, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Spy” If you told me a year ago that my one of my favorite spy stories since “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” would be starring Sacha Baron Cohen and set in 1960s Syria, I honestly would not have believed you.  While Cohen’s inexperience with dramatic roles...

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