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Countdown to the Oscars: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is a different Tarantino

four stars out of five

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2020

Every time there is a new Quentin Tarantino film in theaters, the film is put up against a rigorous test. Tarantino is one of the few directors in Hollywood that is almost more famous than the movies he works on. This "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is an exception with a cast that had some of the biggest...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Parasite” is the best movie that will not win

5 out of 5 stars.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 7, 2020

"Parasite" was hands down the best movie I saw this year that none of my friends, family or colleagues saw. Not a single person I asked had seen it when I asked, even months after the original theatrical release. I still have yet to find anyone who has seen the Korean film even after it landed on streaming...

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: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

3 out of 5 stars.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 22, 2020

After securing a best picture nomination from the Academy, fans and viewers of "Ford V Ferrari" might be taken aback from how much the Academy loved the semi-biopic sports movie about cars. "Ford V Ferrari" is about a team of American engineers who try to usurp control over racing by the perennial...

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,...

Ready or Not Review

Movie Reviews from the University Star.

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

August 28, 2019

"Ready or Not" was a genuine surprise. I was not prepared for what I would be watching, knowing summer horror movies can be hit or miss. Movies like "Midsommar" and "Brightburn" set the stage for horror this summer. However, I am happy to say, from beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed "Ready or Not." This...

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