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“Dick Johnson is Dead,” 2020, directed by Kirsten Johnson — 4/5 Stars  Kirsten Johnson first made waves in the documentary filmmaking world with “Cameraperson” in 2016, a complex and moving collection of footage that posed questions about war, impermanence and trauma. For the past four years since, Johnson’s work was not present at film festivals

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“Soul,” 2020, directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers – 4/5 Stars  Since the release of “Toy Story” in 1995, Pixar has pushed the limits of what storytelling in animation can do for children and families. From “Up” to “WALL-E” to the third installment in the “Toy Story” franchise, Pixar’s films have covered surprisingly mature

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“Borat Subsequent Moviefim,” 2020, directed by Jason Woliner — 3.5/5 Stars The first “Borat” was shocking and over-the-top. Sacha Baron Cohen’s unscripted, part-real, part-mockumentary film left audiences slack-jawed, stunned and hungry for more. Despite the attention it got, the movie’s sheer vulgarity may have skewed its intended message of mocking American stupidity and xenophobia. Those

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“Palm Springs,” 2020, directed by Max Barbakow – 4/5 Stars  It might seem like the “time loop” trope has been tired out by now. “Groundhog Day,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Happy Death Day” have all attempted to combine different genres with the familiar premise, each with varying levels of success. At this point, many dedicated

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“Hubie Halloween,” 2020, directed by Steve Brill – 1/5 Stars  Adam Sandler has starred in a lot of bad movies. Alongside producer Jack Giarraputo, Sandler created Happy Madison Productions, which has brought audiences infamous gems like “Pixels,” “Jack and Jill” and “Grown Ups.” This month, “Hubie Halloween” joined the roster of shockingly terrible comedies, featuring

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“I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” 2020, directed by Charlie Kaufman — 4.5/5 Stars Kaufman’s work has never been particularly easy to understand. Those familiar with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” or “Synecdoche, New York” will know how Kaufman’s writing can produce an eerie, dreamlike feeling that forces the viewer to ruminate on their own

Wriston Galleries opens for new school year

Right now, the Wriston Art Galleries are open for viewing by appointment.  Visitors are welcomed by a collection of plaster casts curated by junior Shania Johnson. The casts are, as Johnson puts it, “reproductions” of work by Islamic calligrapher and translator, Tosun Bayrak, who originally displayed the casts on the Lawrence University campus almost half

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