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

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

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 Orlowski, writer and director of “The Social Dilemma,” interviews technology...

Movie Review: “Parasite”

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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 struggles to earn enough to live with dignity. After the son fakes his way into a high-paying tutoring...

Review Crew: “Joker”

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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 and misfortune eat away at his psyche, Fleck descends further into his madness on his spiral into t...

‘Annihilation’ is confusing, but action-packed

Jonathan Little, jlittle@lmcexperience.com

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, a biologist sent into a bubble with three other researchers to see how the environment has taken over...

‘Evil’ keeps audience guessing

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Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

March 16, 2017

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, March 12, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats. As someone primarily known for being...

‘Sully’ stuck on auto-pilot

Michael Martinez, Mmartinez@lmcexperience.com

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 the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board. The flight that lasted around six minutes is stretched...

‘Oceans’ plot left stranded

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

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 veteran of the Western Front, returns to the west coast of Australia, wracked with survivor’s guilt....

‘Hell or High Water’ thrills

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

August 24, 2016

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, the slow drain of wealth from Texans to the banks and the two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster)...

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

August 23, 2016

“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 the shamisen, a Japanese three-string guitar. Set in ancient Japan, the film begins with Kubo’s...

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