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We’re in the endgame now
Going through puberty during middle school can make it the hardest years of your life. Thankfully, comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle have decided to relive their formative years with a comedic twist.
On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards, an event that has been fraught with controversies for its past few iterations, will decide the most noteworthy films of 2018. After #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, the subsequent boycott of many artists in 2016, the “Moonlight” and “La La Land” blunder in 2017 and the hyper spotlight on the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements last year, the Oscars lacks a host this year for the first time in three decades.
“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s successful films of 2018. The film brings the world of “Blank Panther” to life — allowing viewers to experience Wakanda with it’s incredible culture and futuristic technology. Perhaps more importantly, it gives black audiences the chance to finally see a powerful superhero who looks like them on the big screen and achieve roaring success.
A black man uses his white colleague to help him infiltrate and breakdown the Ku Klux Klan during the 1970s — sounds like almost everything could go wrong.
Shot in black-and-white and in panoramic style, “Roma” is a cinematic masterpiece that makes its ten Oscar nominations well deserved. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the Mexican director of “Gravity” (2013) and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004), “Roma” follows the story of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a live-in maid for a white, upper middle-class family in the Mexican city of Colonia Roma.
After years of slowly diversifying the Academy, “Green Book” seems to be the pick of the remaining faction of old white men. The film is “based on true events” in the story of an acclaimed black musician’s tour through the Deep South with a racist white driver who changes his attitude toward race during the journey.
It’s Valentine’s Day week and everyone is in the mood to add a little bit more love to their lives. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, romantic comedies are an integral part of our average media consumption. So, as you figure out how to spend time with the people that you care about the most, including yourself, take the time and watch a good movie or two about love and life.
The AASU will host Wong Fu Productions and screen student films in the Reitz Union this weekend.