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The hidden meanings in horror films

When you watch a movie, how often do you question the meaning behind it? For decades, filmmakers have incorporated symbolic references to real-world events in their work while still providing…


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The good, the bad, and the Oscars

This Sunday, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony was held, and mistakes were made. Not mistakes in the sense of anything fixable, but mistakes nonetheless. Mistake #1: Nominating “Bohemian Rhapsody” for…


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Movie Review: The Revenant

1 SAG Award. 3 Golden Globes. 5 BAFTA Awards. And the Oscars are next week. On top of all the awards and nominations director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s raw, gripping tale…




Sophomore Adam Vaughn has rebooted McDaniel's Film Club. He hopes to screen films that McDaniel students want to see. Photo by Kyle Parks.

Film Club 2: The Revival

On Sept. 12, students gathered in Decker Auditorium for Film Club’s first meeting of the year. The event kicked off with talks from Professor of Cinema Richard Brett and Sophomore…




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Watch Instantly: Halloween Edition

Horror Parody Scream   After a series of multiple subpar horror movies released in the 90’s, Wes Craven was desperate for a new hit. Ironically, he found one by parodying…


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Free Movies to Watch on Netflix

Thousands of movies are on Netflix to watch instantly and more than half of them are crap.  You know the ones that I’m talking about.  They’re the Stephen Segal movies…



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Slade Offers Indie Documentary Recommendations

Jonathan Slade, Associate Professor of Communication & Cinema, specializes in the production and critical analysis of American independent film, movies that are made well outside the Hollywood studio system. This…


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“Unknown” Will Remain So

Famed actor Liam Neeson has been known for his diversity in his roles—from merciless mercenary in “Taken” to the emotional titular character in “Schindler’s List.” Recently, Neeson went back to…