‘The Hateful Eight’ Fails to be Great

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Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article was originally published in Issue 8, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (February 4, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. Director Quentin Tarantino releases his eighth feature film, The Hateful Eight, a western about a group of despicable travelers forced to lodge together during a blizzard. The film … [Read more...]

‘The Big Short’ Is 21st Century ‘Infotainment’ Like You’ve Never Seen

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By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief We live in a distracted culture – there’s no sense debating that anymore. So why would a studio release a movie about the mid-2000s housing bubble within a week of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Actually, it was only appropriate that The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad … [Read more...]

2015 Best and Worst Movies of the Year

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By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor The year 2015 featured long-awaited sequels such as Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World, which became the third-highest grossing film of all time and the fastest to earn $1 billion at the box office until the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed it as the quickest, earning $1 billion in less than 13 days. … [Read more...]

‘Merry Christmas, George Bailey!’ Is Both Energetic and Heartwarming

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By Alexander Lingle Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. From Dec. 2 to Dec. 13, DeSales’ Act 1 performed “Merry Christmas, George Bailey!,” an adaptation by Jim Goode that retells the story from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the classic Christmas story is … [Read more...]