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REVIEW: ‘The Devil All The Time’ serves gore, wickedness, but lacks depth

Robert Pattinson and Lucy Faust as Preston and Cynthia Teagardin in Netflix's book-to-film adaptation of

Estefany Nunez

September 22, 2020

What would we have done with ourselves if Robert Pattinson wasn’t giving us new performances to watch during this pandemic? Talk about range. “The Devil All The Time,” directed by Antonio Campos, premiered earlier this week on Netflix. The Southern Gothic film is based on the novel of the same...

REVIEW: Halloween Horror Recommendations: ‘Lake Mungo’

Graphic made in Canva by Rahul Lal.

Bradley Hinkson

September 17, 2020

With Halloween quickly approaching, why not spend that time recommending some horror films to get everyone in the mood for the spooky season? Have you ever seen a photo of a supposed ghost and wanted to know the story behind it? “Lake Mungo” tells that story and it might be more emotionally dra...

REVIEW: Don’t try to understand ‘Tenet’ — just feel it

John David Washington stars in the new anticipated film

Bradley Hinkson

September 10, 2020

Early on in “Tenet” when the character known only as “The Protagonist,” played by John David Washington, is first given information about “inverted” materials brought from the future, he is told to not try to understand it, but to just feel it. At this moment, I knew how to look at the film:...

REVIEW: Memory, identity and interpretation in ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

The Young Woman, played by Jessie Buckley, must endure an uncomfortable dinner with her boyfriend Jake, played by Jesse Plemons, and his parents, played by Toni Collette and David Thewlis. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Bradley Hinkson

September 9, 2020

Charlie Kaufman's new film “I'm Thinking of Ending Things” will make you question everything you see. Throughout the film the main protagonist, perfectly played by Jessie Buckley, is constantly changing. It could be her name: Is it Lucy? Lucia? It changes so much that she just goes by “Young W...

REVIEW: ‘SCOOB!’ was a great idea that flopped on its face

Shaggy Rogers (Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) share nachos at a movie theater during the latest addition to the Scooby-Doo franchise, SCOOB! (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Jordan Parker

May 20, 2020

Scooby-Doo was my absolute favorite show as a kid and is now my comfort show when I need a laugh or two, but I can confidently say that the release of SCOOB! put a stain on the franchise. I know that’s not very subtle, but director Tony Cervone dropped the ball on this one. For years we’ve seen m...

STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Crip Camp’ is a look inside disabled community

STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Crip Camp’ is a look inside disabled community

Bradley Hinkson

April 2, 2020

Every week, I’ll be recommending a film or television show currently available on certain streaming websites. New or old, it does not matter. I’ll recommend anything that I feel should be seen by many people. Don’t let the provocative title fool you; “Crip Camp” is a beautiful documentar...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

Kylie Robison

March 25, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Nintendo released the much anticipated “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” on Friday amid a global pandemic and somehow, I already owe Tom Nook 98,000 b...

REVIEW: ‘Onward’ wasn’t perfect but had its moments

Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) contemplate the quest ahead of them in Pixar's latest film, 'Onward.' Opinion writer Jordan Parker writes about where the new Pixar film falls short. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

Jordan Parker

March 19, 2020

Warning: This Review Contains Spoilers for Pixar’s “Onward” Directed by Dan Scanlon, Pixar’s “Onward” marks the franchise's first steps into the world of wizardry. When I first saw the trailer, I was of the notion that I wasn’t going to see this movie. But, when I was given the op...

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 Irishman’ paints Frank Sheeran’s side of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese's

Jonah Salazar

December 9, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Irishman.” My go-to grading scale for mafia movies relies heavily on a single factor: how badly I wanted to join the mob after I finished watching it. Best said by Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill in ”Goodfellas,” “As far back as I can remember, ...

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