“A Ghost Story” upholds quality filmmaking

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR On the heels of Disney’s 2016 live-action release of “Pete’s Dragon,” David Lowery has turned his directing efforts back to a more comfortable...

“Taxi Driver”: Travis Bickle’s psychology

Jeff Turner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Nobody ever wants to see themselves as a bad person, even when they’re doing bad things. Romanticism is the heroin...

‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.


Israeli director Shimon Dotan comes to UNO

Danielle Meadows CONTRIBUTOR Award-winning Israeli film director Shimon Dotan visited Universty of Nebraska at Omaha last week, screening his controversial film “The Settlers.” The film covers...

“Hell or High Water” is a revival in an otherwise dead genre

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Far removed from the American westerns of the 1950s and 60s, cinemas have been void of a true western-style experience. The presence of...

‘Side Effects’ film a hit or miss?

"There always are side effects," says Emily Taylor in Steven Soderbergh's new movie "Side Effects," which definitely leaves you feeling lost as the credits roll.
"Side Effects" will leave you in a state of conflict.  The film stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones in unexpected, risky roles.  Sodenbergh attempts to capture the controversy facing mental illness in the eyes of the court.
 


Audiences embrace ‘The Lion King’ in 3D

"Hakuna Matata—what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata—ain't no passing craze." As theaters filled up last weekend to celebrate the re-release of one of Disney's classic movies in 3D, it's clear "The Lion King" is also not a passing craze.