As studious as we claim to be, even the best of us need to unwind every now and again. 2017 was a great year in media, and our Arts and Entertainment staff picked some of their favorite time wasters of the past year. Baby Driver - Emma Sheehan [caption id="attachment_3595" align="alignnone" width="1200"] (image credit: Sony Pictures)[/caption] One of my favorite films of 2017 is Baby Driver.
The rage and lust for justice spawned by murder and sexual assault are at the forefront of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. Director Martin McDonagh (“Seven Psychopaths” and “In Bruges”) shows his skill of combining tragedy and comedy without glorifying the subject matter. The story is centered around Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) months after her daughter, Angela (Kathryn Newton), was raped and murdered. Mildred,
The sequel to the 1982 neo-noir classic, “Blade Runner 2049” is an intriguing, thought-provoking, sci-fi ride. It reels you in and takes hold with its stimulating ideas and captivating imagery. Director Denis Villeneuve breathed new life into an already established world with new characters and an intriguing story that doesn't feel like a retread of the past. In the future, the LAPD now uses
Andy Muschietti’s “It” is the newest movie added to Stephen King’s ever-growing collection of book adaptions and, while not perfect, it is a ray of hope in a somewhat muddled assortment of films. Muschietti seems to have found a way to use the source material and his own vision to make a movie that pleases both book readers and moviegoers alike. Set in 1988