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The Humanity Behind the History: Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

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— By Carly Twehous — People all around the world hold a generalized fascination and traditionalized respect for the British monarchy. Members of the Royal Family are constantly subjects of headlines and tabloids in every country that has newsstands. Whether this universal obsession started with a historical intrigue of the once great British Empire, or with the tragic and sudden …

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Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad Take Over the Courtroom in ‘Marshall’

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(2017—Director: Reginald Hudlin) High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “The only way to get through a bigot’s door is to break it down.” — Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to Sam Friedman (Josh Gad) Potential spoilers below From Anatomy of a Murder (1959) to FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016), from Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) to A …

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Directing ‘The Merchant of Venice’ – Summer Acting Project

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– By Hannah Dorss – From the time we began studying acting at JPCatholic, Katelyn Slater and I have been developing our sense of truth and our love for experiencing life through the medium of art. Katelyn wrote and starred in a one-woman show called Juliet; the hour-long, one-woman show was based on Romeo and Juliet, telling the story of Juliet’s …

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Visual Sci-Fi Splendor Compensates for Hollow Plot in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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(2017—Director: Denis Villeneuve) High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “Dying for the right cause is the most human thing we can do.” — Freysa (Hiam Abbass) to Officer K (Ryan Gosling) Spoilers below French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) took on immense pressure when he agreed to helm the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s landmark 1982 science fiction …

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Local Non-profit Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

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–By Hannah Dorss – In 2013, Grace Williams, a graduate of JPCatholic’s Certificates in Philosophy and Theology, founded Children of the Immaculate Heart, a nonprofit organization serving victims of human trafficking. Children of the Immaculate Heart’s apostolate is small but growing steadily. At this time, Grace and some fellow JPCatholic alumni run the house. Jenna Christakis, a newly graduated business …

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‘American Made’: Doug Liman’s Second Halfway-Decent 2017 Release

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(2017—Director: Matthew Vaughn) Low ★★★ (out of 5 stars) “All this is legal?” “If you’re working for the good guys, yeah. Just don’t get caught.” — Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) and Agent Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) Potential spoilers below Director Doug Liman is one 21st-century director whose reputation tends to fall under the radar with even the slightest disappointment. His …

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Both Feet in the Door: Internship Reflection

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— By Matthew Sawczyn — The highway dark gives way to the glowing headlights, and floral scents drift through the window on the cool, crisp air. The digital numbers on the dashboard read “5:36 am”. I already know I’m cutting it close. And I’m not the only one. By 7:00 am, traffic has halted to a standstill, as the sea …

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‘Shameless’ Is Why We Still Believe

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— By Carly Twehous — Here’s the pitch: South-side Chicago. Six Irish-Catholic kids, raised by the oldest sister, Fiona Gallagher, from the time she was eleven years old. Their father, Frank, is a drug addict and alcoholic con-man, who has frequent flyer miles at the local ER because sometimes overdosing is the only way he’ll get a decent bed. Their …

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Pop Song-Saturated Spy Shenanigans in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

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(2017—Director: Matthew Vaughn) Low ★★½ (out of 5 stars) “Manners…maketh…man. Let me translate that for you.” — Agent Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) to some Kentucky bar thugs Spoilers below When writer-producer-director Matthew Vaughn released Kingsman: The Secret Service in 2015, audiences loved it for its stylized action sequences, charismatic characters, and slick aesthetics. Critics gave Kingsman positive notices as well, although …