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A Cursory Introduction to A24 Films

Anyone who claims that the film industry is in a state of creative bankruptcy pays too much mind to the franchises dominating the pop...

Halloween watchlist: Great horror films with female leads

The horror film has long been a powerful medium of social commentary and criticism, but it also is burdened by a history of exploiting...

Reading Film 101: Where “Antichrist” succeeds and “mother!” fails

This article uses two films as catalysts to discuss allegorical storytelling in film. Thusly, spoilers for Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” and, to a lesser extent,...

On the Radar: Summer 2017

Summer’s here, and with it comes a whole lotta good stuff. From video games to music to film, The Highlander looks at what’s on...

Club Spotlight: Aerospace Systems

Convening in a medium-sized study room on the first floor of Orbach library on Friday (their regular meeting day), May 12, a passionate group...

A Word of Advice From … Professor Michelle Bloom

Since 1997, UC Riverside Professor of Comparative Literature and French Michelle Bloom, Ph. D, has selflessly lent her lifelong experience travelling the world, particularly...

Silence is a stunning and subtle examination of faith

You know him, I know him. Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. “Silence” is the product of a 25 year-long production period — a passion...

In Retrospect: In Memoriam of John Berger

Public intellectuals are a thing of the past and in some sense reached their heyday in the ‘60s. The days when intellectuals such as...

Beloved MCS Lecturer Mark Bundy passes away

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, UC Riverside’s Media and Cultural Studies (MCS) faculty and staff announced the passing of MCS Dept. Lecturer Mark Bundy....

“Nocturnal Animals” displays mastery of craft by Tom Ford

Tom Ford made a toughie. The fashion designer-turned-filmmaker’s second cinematic feature, “Nocturnal Animals” starts just about as confusingly as it ends, and we can...