The Spectator

No Host No Problem: 91st Academy Awards Recap

February 28, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, honoring those in the film industry for their artistic and technical merit. In...

Sirin Aysan, Ellen Huang, Tana Kupczak, Lacey Leavitt, Kristen Schaffer (from left) discuss prevalent issues involving women in film in the wake of the #MeToo Movement during a panel moderated by Professor Justine Barda.

#MeToo In Review

November 28, 2018

When Ashley Judd accused Harvey Weinberg of sexual assault and when Alyssa Milano tweeted her influential tweet recommending that...

Horoscopes: Film Recommendations for the Signs

November 14, 2018

STARS INTERPRETED BY: ASTROPRESENT Aquarius 1/21-2/19 Leroy and Stitch (2006), dir. Roberts Gannaway. Pisces 2/20-3/20 Scott ...

Fest to the Fullest: Queer Film Festival Soars Again

October 18, 2018

The Seattle Queer Film Festival features films created by and featuring members of the LGBTQ community. It is an 11-day festiv...

“I’ve Got a Bad Feeling about This”: Solo: A Star Wars Story

William Lim, Author

May 30, 2018

After the divisive “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was released, many fans have been reluctant to put their trust in another Star Wars movie out of fear that their long-admired characters are changed into something that they no longer recognize. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” comes in the wake of a fractured fan base, and it doesn’t seem like it’s d...

Deadpool 2 Packs same Punches, Brings more Heart

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

In the highly anticipated movie “Deadpool 2,” Marvel Comics’ friendly neighborhood R-rated anti-hero returns just as crude, off putting and witty as in the original film. Yet with this second look, Wade Wilson—alter ego Deadpool—shares his more vulnerable side as he wrestles with his own guilt and pain. “Deadpool 2” follows Wilson and his ico...

24 Student-Made Films Premiere at SU Film Festival

Rania Kaur, Author

May 17, 2018

On Tuesday, May 8 students gathered in Pigott Auditorium to watch student-submitted films. They weren’t limited in style, experience, length (the shortest films were only minute long) or genre. 24 films total combined for one hour and 56 minute long festival For the past seven years, Seattle University Film Festival (SUFF) has been hosted by the M...

Translations provides “360 Degrees” Perspective on Trans Lives

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 10, 2018

Tucked away off Broadway and Pike, the Erickson Theatre is a venue that often hosts small local performances. On May 4, the Erickson Theatre hosted the opening celebration of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, the largest transgender film festival in the world. During the festival, films such as “Jesus is Dead” and “They” showc...

Critic’s Corner: A Quiet Place

Rania Kaur, Author

April 19, 2018

Editor’s Note: Contains Spoilers. Think about all of the things you do that make noise. Imagine how you yawn as you wake up, you step onto creaky floorboards, you pour cereal into a ceramic bowl and you wait for the sound of your tea kettle squealing on the stove. Now, imagine a world where each of these noises could be deadly. This is the world ...

The IMAX Film Fueling Panda-monium

Jacqueline Lewis, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2018

Picture me, a 20-something year-old, crying alone in an IMAX 3D feature film at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, all because a panda cub is lost and hurt in the wild. The search party suspensefully hikes for days to locate the panda by her GPS collar. I’ve been a fan of pandas since I made my animal-habitat diorama on them in first grade, gather...

Critic’s Corner: Every Day’s Creative take on Pansexuality

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018

Science fiction meets teenage romance meets drama in “Every Day,” the film adaptation of David Leviathan’s book. Angourie Rice plays Rhiannon, a sixteen year old girl who falls in love with a spirit “A” that wakes up in a completely different body everyday, first that of her less-than-superb boyfriend. “Every Day” carries throughout...

Is Time Up at the Oscars?

Rachel Larson, Author

March 7, 2018

The Oscars are, for many, the biggest night in film. On Sunday night, those in the entertainment industry gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate this year in film. At home, my friends and I waited to see how Hollywood and the Oscars would address the #MeToo movement and its impacts on the entertainment industry. For us, the show had a disappointing end. Celebrating...

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