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[MOVIE REVIEW] 1917 Shows True Struggles and Challenges Faced in WW1

The two men, Lance Cpl. Blake and Schofield, trudge through enemy lines to accomplish their mission

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

1917 fights at the heart of the viewer through the great directing, making it one of the best war movies ever.

[ARTS OPINION] Best (Male) Director maintains status quo

As a viewer, it is difficult to find a platform to change these issues. In spite of this, it is essential to recognize the disparity in awards ceremonies and possibly stop viewing them until they are more representative.

Madeline Fisher, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

All the talk about changing the white male privilege around this award has changed nothing.

[ARTS OPINION] Tired of lack of diversity at Oscars? Watch Spirit Awards instead

The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang, is nominated for Best Feature at the Spirit Awards. Awkwafina won the Golden Globe for Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture for her role in the film. The Farewell did not receive any Oscar nominations.

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline

January 16, 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards came out on Monday, and just like every year they came with a lot of backlash.

[TRENDING] Ep. 2 with Rylan Hefner (The Oscars)

[TRENDING] Ep. 2 with Rylan Hefner (The Oscars)

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline Editor

February 28, 2019

Listen to Sophomores Liv Larsen and Rylan Hefner discuss the 2019 Oscars. 

Oscar nominations: the good, the bad, the ugly

Oscar nominations: the good, the bad, the ugly

Liv Larsen, Podcast Editor

February 1, 2019

Just as they do every other year, this year’s Oscars nominations have received very mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. While diversity has improved in some aspects, for the most part, there is still a long road ahead to both racial and gender equality.

[FILM REVIEW] Lady Bird soars above expectations

Lady Bird follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), through her senior year at a catholic high school in Sacramento, California as she navigates the ups and downs of her lower middle class life with a dysfunctional family and fluctuating social standing. The movie focuses on her relationship with her mom (Laurie Metcalf).

Liv Larsen, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

It may not have taken the Oscars, but it's worth every minute of viewing.

Despite mix-up, 89th Academy Awards dazzle

Although there was confusion, Moonlight prevailed and won Best Picture at the 89th Oscar Awards.

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

February 27, 2017

The 89th academy awards will be remembered for the best picture mix-up at the end. But the ceremony also brought us dazzling displays of art and emotional memories.

Film Club features classic award winners in “Study Break with Oscar” series

Every Tuesday and Thursday in February, Film Club has offered a film screening of an Oscar award-winning classic.  The final film, screens Thursday at 3:30 in the Lecture Room.

Rafa Buettner-Salido, Videographer

February 24, 2016

The series started this February as a way to expose filmgoers to classics they may not know exist. The earlier time is designed to open Film Club to a new viewership.

Oscars Countdown: Selma

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) addresses protesters.

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

February 21, 2015

Despite a stellar performance by David Oyelowo and amazing work by director Ava DuVernay, Selma was only nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song.

Oscars are voted for by white men, resulting in a huge lack of diversity

Oscars are voted for by white men, resulting in a huge lack of diversity


February 21, 2015

Hollywood's racial gap is clearly reflected in the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominees for best actor.

Oscars Countdown: Whiplash

In gripping story about what it takes to be a musical star, Miles Teller plays an aspiring jazz drummer in Whiplash.

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

February 15, 2015

Arts Critic Patrick Commers reviews Whiplash and its assesses its performance in the upcoming Oscars.