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In this edition of our column Now Showing, staff writer Ben Behr reviews the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon,” out now. (Photo via IMDB)

Now Showing: “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Ben Behr, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Disappointment. It's a feeling everyone has experienced many times, yet each instance still hurts. Disappointment in cinema is not uncommon. When you watch enough movies, you will inevitably be let down,...

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Now Showing: “Five Nights at Freddy’s”

Ben Behr, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

While in recent years, cinema quality has indeed declined from the 20th century’s golden age, 2023 featured several movies that seemingly turned back the clock. Incredible films like “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,”...

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Now Showing: “Barbie” vs. “Oppenheimer”

Ben Behr and Samantha Gabrl September 20, 2023

"Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" were the biggest movies of the summer... but the time-old question is, which one was better? Lasso staff reporters Ben Behr and Sam Gabrl argue about which one was the true movie...

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Now Showing: “The Power of the Dog” movie review

Ben Saito Barwig December 14, 2021

Returning from a 12-year hiatus, Jane Campion, director of “The Piano” and a pioneering force for female voices in Hollywood, delivers an insightful dive back a century and into ranch family dynamics...

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“Spencer” movie review: Kristen Stewart rediscovers Princess Diana

Ben Saito Barwig November 13, 2021

The biopic is one of cinema’s most delicate genres. Bringing a figure with historical or cultural significance to the big screen is no easy task. It takes more than just a recounting of events in their...

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“Dune” movie review: the experience you’ve been waiting for

Ben Saito Barwig November 3, 2021

It has been a few hours since I saw “Dune” on the big screen, and yet it feels as though I still haven’t left its world. The smoldering heat of the desert. The shade of House Atreides’ towering...

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“Squid Game” review: Revealing the playground rules of the modern world

Ben Saito Barwig October 29, 2021

In Hwang Dong-hyuk’s “Squid Game,” you are presented with a simple challenge. Survive an assortment of children’s games in order to win a cash prize. Outlive 455 other players, and you can walk...

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Cinderella 2021: a disappointing spin on a classic fairy tale

Abby Crespin, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

Last month, Amazon Prime Video released a 2021 adaptation of Cinderella, which told the story of a girl named Ella. With the help of her fairy godmother, Ella used a prince’s ball as an opportunity to...

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“Malignant” movie review: “Aquaman” director James Wan returns to horror roots

Ben Saito Barwig September 27, 2021

Fresh off the box office success of “Aquaman”, James Wan produces and directs a wildly original concept that, while taking a while to get its footing, challenges the limits of mainstream horror...

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