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The Top 10 Most Underrated Films of 2016

Renard’s 10 Most Underrated Films of 2016 In life as well as in sports, we root for the underdog, either because we are underdogs ourselves or because we cannot stand even the smallest of injustices. Today, I am going to list my most underrated films of 2016 and briefly explain why. Why these films are “underrated” has nothing to do …

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Connected to Humanity: Olivia Nelson’s Hollywood Story

— By Hannah Dorss– Olivia Nelson graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University with a Communications Media degree in 2015. After working in Hollywood for a year, she is now living and working in Georgia, where she is currently co-writing a children’s film. Olivia Nelson loves working in the film industry not because it’s a glamorous lifestyle, but because …

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“Get Out” Movie Review

— By Renard Bansale– Warning: Potential spoilers ahead…or rather, beneath (Director: Jordan Peele, 2017) As the United States and the world coasts from the aftermath of a most controversial presidential election, many wonder whether the problem of racism has improved between the time that Barack Obama took the reins as the 44th president and this past January when he made …

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Did You Agree With the 2017 Oscar Winners?

What did you think of the Oscar winners? Would you have voted differently? JPCatholic Film Critic Renard Bansale gives his picks below: Written Saturday, February 25th, 2017 If Renard Voted for the 89th Academy Awards (2016) The Oscars are this Sunday and debates and betting contests continue up until that beat of silence while the presenter opens the sealed envelope …

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Trump and Eloquence in Media

This video clip is part of a larger Faculty Roundtable discussion. In this portion of the discussion, our professors analyze our modern political culture and rhetoric, specifically in regards to Donald Trump’s messages. Their discussion stems from passages of the book “The Mechanical Bride” by Marshall McLuhan. The book was published in 1951 as a study of popular culture at …

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Faculty Discussion on “Silence”

Four professors from John Paul the Great Catholic University (Fr. Andrew Younan, Chris Riley, Dr. Tom Harmon, and Dr. Michael Barber) discuss Martin Scorsese’s film Silence. (NOTE: Contains Heavy Spoilers)

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Top 10 Best Films of 2016

Renard’s Top 10 Best Films of 2016 With each new year emerges a bevy of top 10 lists from every possible subject of interest, and film is no different. Most critics, both amateur and professional, would write and publish these lists in time for the new year. Some, on the other hand, prefer to wait an additional month to ensure …

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Cinematography Student Works in L.A.

Internship Experience Reflection by Austin Jacobson L.A. Quarter, Fall 2016 As part of the 2016 LA Quarter, my internship was at AbelCine. It was a worthwhile time investment and a valuable experience to everyone involved. I learned a lot from my internship at AbelCine, and I learned a lot about Los Angeles from my short time living here for the quarter. …

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Movie Review: Judas & St. Peter in Scorsese’s “Silence”

The intention of the novel and the film adaptation is not to valorize apostasy, but to shed light on the reality that every Christian is, like Peter, asked, “Are you not also one of his disciples?” By Dr. Thomas P. Harmon Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence is a story meant to plumb the depths of themysterium iniquitatis by focusing on the …