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Changing Climates: A Comparison of ‘The West Wing’ and ‘House of Cards’

In Carly Twehous, Featured, Posts, Reviews, TV Reviews by Impact Admin

— By Carly Twehous — When the critically-acclaimed political drama, The West Wing, first aired, way back in September 1999, headlines were relatively mild, bi-partisan at best, and hardly ever indicated that Bill Clinton was president. When the equally critically-acclaimed political drama, House of Cards aired, way back in February 2013, North Korea tested its third nuclear bomb, Pope Benedict …

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Deadly Motel Misunderstandings in ‘Detroit’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2017—Director: Kathryn Bigelow) Low ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “I’m just going to assume you’re all criminals.” — Officer Philip Krauss (Will Poulter) to those held at the Algiers Motel  Potential spoilers below It has been five years since producer-director Kathryn Bigelow’s last film, Zero Dark Thirty. Despite that film’s critical acclaim, the controversy surrounding the film’s portrayal of waterboarding …

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Defeat and Victory Synchronize in ‘Dunkirk’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(2017—Director: Christopher Nolan) ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “He’s shell-shocked, George. He’s not himself. He may never be himself again.” — Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) on Shivering Soldier (Cillian Murphy) Potential spoilers below Since the start of this millennium, few filmmakers have earned the widespread critical praise and commercial success as British-American writer, producer, and director Christopher Nolan. He elevated Batman …

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Integrating Story & Business: Alumni Company Spotlight

In Alumni Profiles, Featured by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: The Zen Garden team filming a documentary in the Dominican Republic, set to be released in December.) — By Hannah Dorss — People will pay to have their stories told. Alex and Christiana Lash at Zen Garden Productions realized that fundamental truth early on in their college career at John Paul the Great Catholic University, and have been employed …

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Marvel’s Cage Match: Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ Review

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— By Carly Twehous — In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years or in case you’re one of the four remaining American citizens without a Netflix account, Marvel has been creating an empire for the small screen, starring everyone’s favorite vigilantes of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage and the preceding Jessica Jones and Daredevil serve …

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Working Out Our Salvation

In Campus News, Featured by John LaCrosse

Catholic Fitness Training: M.A. in Biblical Theology Student and Trainer By Hannah Dorss Jordan Friske, a current theology student at JPCatholic, isn’t waiting until he’s graduated to start ministering to Catholics; his passions are Theology of the Body, the unity of body and soul, the Catholic faith, and working out. Over the past year, Jordan has been translating his passions …

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A Wounded Soldier Enters the Lionesses’ Den in ‘The Beguiled’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(2017—Director: Sofia Coppola) High ★★★ 1/2 (out of 5 stars) Sofia Coppola, daughter of the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola, continues to be a formidable female voice in modern cinema. With her adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel, she boldly and brilliantly stripped the Southern Gothic story down to an island of sexual tension and …

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Sin, Not Tragedies: Review of History Channels’ ‘Vikings’

In Carly Twehous, Featured, Reviews, TV Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

— By Carly Twehous — [The following review contains major spoilers for Seasons 1-3.] Everyone had that favorite time period and culture in history class. You know the one. It’s the subject that inspired enough genuine curiosity that it would rouse you from your regularly scheduled third period nap and give you the inexplicable superhuman strength to listen to Mr. …

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Creating Content: Advice from a Spanish TV CEO

In Featured, Industry Insights, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of top executives and professionals in all sectors of the film industry in Los Angeles. MBA graduate Tyler Carlos shares the lessons he learned …