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Countdown to the Oscars: Nostalgia still pays in 2020 with “The Irishman”

2 out of 5 stars.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2020

If you were born after 2000, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro have been old your entire life. So seeing the CGI reanimation of these three legendary actors on first the silver screen (for four weeks) then on your computer or TV screen was interesting, to say the least. "The Irishman," adapted...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Marriage Story” shows love through divorce

4 out of 5 stars.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 5, 2020

Noah Baumbach’s "Marriage Story" is the rare movie that almost every single person who watches it can relate to, which is why it was the perfect 'Netflix-to-award-show' movie that came out this season. The film follows Nicole Barber (Scarlett Johansson) and her husband Charlie Barber (Adam Driver...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Joker” gets an amusing amount of nominations

3 out of 5 stars.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 30, 2020

When "Joker" made its theatrical release October 2019, I don’t think a single person thought that during award season it would be the film with the most Academy Award nominations. Now, the film is a dark horse to win most of its nominated awards. The comic-book film is set in 1981 and follows Arthur...

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Four stars out of five lit up

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

The new film "1917" is a film unlike any other film that is in theaters right now. Set at the pinnacle of World War I, "1971" depicts the Great War and creates an immersive, powerful world that left me, as an audience member, moved with emotion numerous times. The movie follows to young British soldiers,...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

5 out of 5 stars

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 3, 2020

Anytime an award-winning book is made into a movie, there are two distinct and separate camps that hold their breath. 'Movie people' who think that the only way to make great movies are with original ideas and concepts and 'book people' who think that making every book into a movie devalues the source...

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood review

Movie Reviews from the University Star.

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

August 6, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film focuses on the life and career of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and the struggles the men face. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was one of my most anticipated films of the year. This movie is director Quentin Tarantino's ni...

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