Former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris testifies before the U.S. Senate in The Social Dilemma

‘The Social Dilemma’ review: the sins of social media

Josh Bahns, Staff Writer
September 11, 2020

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” This is one of the many haunting quotes from Netflix’s new docu-drama hybrid, “The Social Dilemma.”  Jeff...

Still from Parasite.

Movie Review: “Parasite”

Spencer Batute, @batutie_
November 21, 2019

“Parasite” is a film that turns its audience into exactly what it portrays; hungry parasites, ever-starving and constantly craving the next scene. Set in South Korea, a lower class family of four...

Review Crew: Joker

Review Crew: “Joker”

October 18, 2019

Movie Summary: “Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips, released Oct. 4. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a loner desperate to make connections with an oppressive world. As his traumatic past...

‘Annihilation’ is confusing, but action-packed

Jonathan Little, [email protected]
February 28, 2018

“Annihilation” features actors Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Oscar Isaac in a two-hour sci-fi thriller that will leave a viewer a bit confused. The movie is centered on Portman’s character,...

Ross Turner and Masiela Lusha with Anthony Ferrante in between takes of Forgotten Evil filmed at Los Medanos College August 25, 2016

‘Evil’ keeps audience guessing

With its spine-chilling thrills and eerie tone, “Sharknado” director and Los Medanos College alumnus Anthony Ferrante’s latest film “Forgotten Evil” premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network Sunday,...

‘Sully’ stuck on auto-pilot

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
September 15, 2016

Tom Hanks is once again in danger in the latest Clint Eastwood film “Sully,” the story of the events that happened Jan. 15, 2009 when Capt. Sullenberger miraculously landed US Airways Flight 1549 on...

‘Oceans’ plot left stranded

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 15, 2016

A couple experiences love and loss and loss and loss and loss in “The Light Between Oceans,” Derek Cianfrance’s new period drama set in post-World War I Australia. Tom (Michael Fassbender), a...

‘Hell or High Water’ thrills

Capitalism is the villain in David Mackenzie’s neo-western “Hell or High Water,” the driving force behind the thievery at the center of the film: the seizure of the West Texan land from the Comanche,...

Kubo charms audiences of all ages

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

“Kubo: And the Two Strings” takes its audience through an 11-year-old boy’s journey when he uncovers the truth behind the stories he tells to the villagers for money through the use of origami and...

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