Don’t Breathe: gorgeous and horrific

Jeff Turner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR A simple premise holds power. Three people are trapped in a house. There’s a blind man who will kill them...

Film Streams Welcomes Alexander Payne Event

On Nov. 20, Film Streams and the Slowdown will host a Waikiki Party celebrating the new film "The Descendants," by Academy Award-winning director and Omaha native Alexander Payne. 


“Fantastic Beasts” falls short of hype

Jeff Turner A&E EDITOR Few people genuinely dislike Harry Potter. It’s a largely beloved franchise by all ages. Even when the idea of a spinoff seems...

“Dear White People” a provocative, nuanced, empathetic look at race issues

By Phil Brown, Contributor “Black people can’t be racist,” claims Sam White in the trailer for “Dear White People.” Tessa Thompson’s portrayal of the militant...

Bold performances, disappointing plot

Twenty years ago, Sir Anthony Hopkins played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." It turned into one of the defining roles of his long, illustrious career and still terrifies viewers. In his new film "The Rite," Hopkins turns in a typically strong performance, but really it's just a riff on reliable old Hannibal the Cannibal.


“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” follows predecessor’s success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fvqnGmr9S8 Hope Schreiner CONTRIBUTOR films because they follow a certain formula, so there are bound to be elements of predictability, implausibility and been-there-done-that scenarios. However, “Kingsman: The...

“American Honey” spotlights Nebraska

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR The road trip movie has become a part of plots spanning across all different genres. Ranging from classic comedies such as “National Lampoon’s...

“Sully” fails to deliver despite great direction, acting Creditionals alone were unable to uphold...

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks are no strangers to the upper echelon of cinema’s “must watch” lists. As an almost rule, moviegoers can...