Title: “Bio Zombie” Director: Wilson Yip Genre: Horror comedy Release date: June 11, 1998 Country: China (Hong Kong) Rating: 3.5/5 “Bio Zombie” is “Resident Evil” through the eyes of “Shaun of the dead,” with enough goofy gimmicks to keep viewers entertained, at least for a while. After the misanthropic mall DVD store employees Woody Invincible […]
Stories By Jacob Holley-Kline
The history taught in schools is propagandistic and white-centric. American kids are raised in a racist and post-colonialist education system. Students come out the classroom believing that, prior to the Enlightenment, people of color (PoC) did not exist in Europe. This is blatantly untrue and a shortsighted view of history. Often, history is a study […]
In a world of three second takes, Michael Bay movies and explosions, patience in cinema with long takes and wordless scenes are difficult. After all, why watch an old farmer herd goats and eat dust in “Le Quattro Volte” (The Four Times) or a washed up country star try to find redemption in “Tender Mercies”? […]
Tales of star-crossed lovers have graced movie screens since the beginning of cinema. Some are fine with being sappy, others strive for realism, but less often do they become something truly special. “Once” is about an unnamed Dublin busker (Glen Hansard, “The Commitments”) and woman (Marketa Irglova) and their week in Dublin writing, rehearsing and […]
Imagine a Woody Allen movie. Now, take away everything that makes a Woody Allen movie good and you’d get something a better than “That Awkward Moment.” Set in New York, the film follows three single yuppies: pretty boy Jason (Zac Efron, “Parkland”), the sardonic Daniel (Miles Teller, “21 & Over”) and recently divorced Mikey (Michael […]
There was a point in watching “The Turin Horse” where I wanted to curl up in a dark place somewhere and sleep forever. It’s depressing. But not in the “I want to cry” way. It’s depressing in the “Oh, so life is meaningless?” kind of way.
There’s a fine line between torture porn and torture art. The difference between the two could mean lingering on a sliced throat or torn toenail for too long. “Big Bad Wolves” walks that tightrope with finesse and a vicious moral center.
There’s a long and oppressive history of cultural appropriation in pop music. White pop stars trying on different cultural and racial identities to sell records. It’s never been okay and it never will be. One of the more recent examples comes from Katy Perry.
The Pop-Tart has been a staple of breakfast food for years now, and grocery stores have latched onto its success, making their own generic brand Pop-Tarts like “Toaster Treats” and “Toast ‘em Pop-Ups.”
It starts with a block of clay. Pieces are lopped off, rolled between hands and fashioned into objects and bodies. The edges are delicately pressed and raised. These projects are ideas and viewpoints molded into being by the talented students of the ceramics department.
After months of toil, selected student artists will present their work at the Claybody Ceramics Invitational in the Student Union Gallery this month.
Sometimes it’s fun to watch a movie fall apart, but those movies usually start out with no promise of getting better. “I’m Not Scared” is the opposite. The first act is foreboding and feels like Hitchcock at his best, but the final two thirds feel like a “Downhill” slide.
Do American movies seem stale to you? Are there moments when you want nothing more than to read subtitles? It’s a big, cinematic world out there filled to the brim with non-American films. With 2013’s “Nairobi Half Life,” and “Fanie Fourie’s Lobola,” Kenya and South Africa’s movie industries are on the rise. South Korea is still experiencing a renaissance. Thailand’s industry is growing along with China’s. Argentina and Colombia are coming into some serious economic growth thanks in part to films like 2012’s “Elefante Blanco” and “La Sirga.” But until those movies make it onto DVD, here are five foreign flicks to sate your appetite.