Student Spotlight: Sam Acosta
Videography by Jacob Bundy
Edited by Josephine Schmidt-Krayer
Today we talked to Sam Acosta, a talented Senior Theatre Major at Cedarville University. Listen as he tells you about his past experiences, passions, and hopes for the future.
‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ is a triumph of melancholic and meaningful storytelling
By Janie Walenda
What do you get when you combine Guillermo del Toro, stop-motion animation and the darker elements of a classic fairytale? You get a creepy, existential and charming film.
As in the plentiful other versions of Pinocchio, the titular character is lively, irresponsible and ultimately has a big heart. However, only del Toro’s version has Pinocchio’s creation shot like the creation of Frankenstein. His first living moments are creepy instead of cheery.
Is ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ really a mystery?
By Caroline Stanton
I approached this movie with a completely open-minded and fresh perspective because I had never seen the original “Knives Out” movie that premiered in 2019. “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” is a spin-off of the original, and followed the same protagonist Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, as he worked to solve a classic tongue-in-cheek murder mystery. I haven’t seen a lot of movies that compared to this one, but I enjoyed it for what it was. The cast all ...
‘1899’ is a paradox of a thriller – and not in a good way
By Ben Konuch
“May your coffee kick in before reality does”
“1899” is the newest mystery thriller from Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the minds behind the German Netflix series “Dark.” One look at a trailer or any marketing images and you’ll see what I saw, that “1899” looks like a dark, mysterious, mind-bending thriller. While this is true on paper, watching “1899” went from excitement to intrigue to indifferent boredom as the script and the pacing lost any ...
‘The Wingfeather Saga’s’ first three episodes build an expansive world
By Sophia Monastra
Forget movies, an author’s new dream is to have his or her book series turned into a TV show. Because of the episodic nature and length of the medium, shows are the best way to stay faithful to the books and allow enough time for meaningful development.
The popular semi-allegorical four-book children’s series, “The Wingfeather Saga” has recently become Angel Studios’ latest show. It follows the adventures of siblings Janner, Tink, and Leeli as they are ...