Futuristic film exposes the disintegration of real and unreal

by Alex Bigelow staff writer The strangest thing about the future is that the moment we currently sit in is the future we once foretold. “Blade Runner,” a sci-fi/thriller directed by Ridley Scott, came out

Classic Christian artists celebrate 20 years

by Jonathan Huang staff writer “When you join a band at 20 years old, you don’t think about what it might mean to remain together for another 20 years,” says Matt Odmark of Jars of

Classic Christian poet offers hope for each day

by Ben Pykare correspondent Most of us wander throughout our lives in a thick fog, barely understanding what goes on just before our eyes. Some dare to peer into the mist, to contemplate deep and

Classic crime novel blurs the victim-villain divide

by Haley Versluys correspondent As their last link to civilization sails away from the island, ten strangers stare at each other with questioning eyes. None of them have met the mysterious host who summoned them

“A Patch of Blue ” pursues the question “is love (color) blind?”

by Jill White faculty advisor Filmed during the Civil Rights movement, Guy Green’s “A Patch of Blue,” focuses unblinkingly on the relationship between a black man and a blind white girl. It is all the

Teenage deathmatch film “Battle Royale” full of drama, dark humor and death

by Andy Decker correspondent Due to the unbridled success of the “Hunger Games” franchise, it’s virtually impossible to talk about Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku’s “Battle Royale” (released in Japan in 2000) without mentioning Suzanne Collins’

Art historian, Rookmaaker, evaluates the value of modern art

by Jenna Reed features editor “Is that really art?” It’s the question we ask of modern and contemporary art. We stand baffled in front of abstract splatters — is it a painting? Or in front

“Lord of the Flies” depicts a descent into savagery

by Kathleen King correspondent Being stranded on a deserted island typically involves needing to survive the elements and fend for oneself against nature and boredom. But Peter Brooks’ 1963 film “Lord of the Flies,” based

Dicken’s classic: a social commentary on orphans, pickpockets and crime

by Sylvia Smith correspondent Daring thieves, from Robin Hood to Frank Abagnale of the film “Catch Me If You Can,” are evergreen types in adventure stories. They carry off deceptive maneuvers with competence and flair.

Sisters’ story of food and family examines conflict and compassion

by Silvia R. Smith correspondent In this remote spot there once lived two sisters, who were both past the first flush of youth.” From this diverting narrative comment unfolds the story of “Babette’s Feast” (1987).