FILM & TV
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Jacob A. Pollack
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Is a Resounding Yes
After watching Peele’s newest thriller, you’ll never look at clouds the same way again.
August 10, 2022 at 1:04 pm
Stranger Things 4: Bigger Stakes, Same Formula
Netflix’s Golden Goose, Stranger Things, has released its fourth mega–size season that resembles a blockbuster movie more than a TV show.
July 15, 2022 at 9:57 am
Rom–Com Legend Nancy Meyers Is Back to Save the Genre
Enough of the trashy, dime–a–dozen rom–coms. Here's what to expect in Nancy Meyers' upcoming collaboration with Netflix.
May 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm
A Multifaceted Multiverse: Daniels' 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'
Led by Michelle Yeoh’s incredible performance, 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is a bittersweet family drama that also happens to be a multiverse movie.
April 25, 2022 at 7:44 pm
What You Missed at the Oscars, Minus the Slap
The ceremony featured moving speeches and a Best Picture win that represented streaming services' expansive takeover in Hollywood.
April 5, 2022 at 9:00 am
Saad’s Halal Restaurant’s Falafels and Sandwiches Are Worth the Trek
Saad’s Halal Restaurant, located at 45th and Walnut streets, has a great atmosphere that serves even greater halal food.
March 28, 2022 at 10:51 pm
How Reese Witherspoon Went Beyond (Legally) Blonde
This Oscar–winning actress has created one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood right now.
March 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Jon M. Chu: “I wanted to paint what it feels like to be a dreamer.”
34th Street speaks with Jon M. Chu, director of 'In the Heights' and 'Crazy Rich Asians,' about his college days and being a leader for representation in Hollywood.
March 22, 2022 at 10:24 am
Euphoria’s Glitz and Glamor Can't Hide its Flawed Storyline
In a writer’s room of one, Sam Levinson’s Euphoria season two triumphs in its creative and visual decisions, but leaves behind fragmented and unresolved storylines.
March 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm
Hollywood’s Colorism Problem: Where has Lupita Nyong’o been?
Nyong’o should be one of Hollywood's most in–demand actresses. But now she mainly resides on magazine covers.
February 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm
In Defense of Che Diaz
Yes, Che Diaz sucks. But the most controversial character in 'And Just Like That...' also brought the "sex" back into the city.
February 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Are Penn Students Experiencing “Superhero Fatigue?”
Some fans have become increasingly burned out from the redundant storylines of comic book movies and shows.
February 3, 2022 at 10:42 pm
Studying on a Film Set: Penn’s Famous Movie Locations
While Los Angeles and New York universities might boast the most film sets, Penn is also home to some of Hollywood’s greatest movies.
January 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm
The Grim Fate of Movie Theaters: Nothing but Comic Book Movies
2021 box office numbers showed that audiences prefer “event” franchise movies to indie or star–driven films.
January 27, 2022 at 12:25 pm
Award–Winning Penn Filmmaker Eli Ricanati on his Gripping Short Film, 'The Frontiers Are My Prison'
Eli Ricanati’s new short film is an impressive and mature story on consciousness and creativity.
November 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm
Kristen Stewart’s 'Spencer' is the Best (and Hopefully Last) Portrayal of Princess Diana
The movie is a haunting tale of Princess Diana’s Christmas with the Royal Family as she grapples with an impending divorce.
November 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Wes Anderson’s Most Wes Anderson Movie Yet: 'The French Dispatch'
The film, which opened nationwide on Oct. 22nd, has all of the signature Wes Anderson trademarks—minus an endearing story.
October 31, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Airing One’s Own Funeral: The 2021 Emmy Awards
For a mostly predictable Emmy Awards, this year's telecast was nothing less than a horror show for its host, CBS.
October 4, 2021 at 4:12 pm
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