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Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

The popular Siskiyou FilmFest has been featuring environmental films in the Southern Oregon area for 11 years.

“The Wickerman” is a truly disturbing film

“The Wickerman” is a truly disturbing film

For those of you who are not easily frightened by the traditional horror/thriller films rushing into the theaters every Halloween, but would maybe prefer the effects of something more disturbing and less predictable, look no further than the original 1973 version of “The Wicker Man”. What appears to be the investigation of a missing girl […]

“50/50:” a funny and touching film

“50/50:” a funny and touching film

What are the odds that a film will make you laugh aloud and shed some tears? One in 100? Two in 100, maybe? Who knows? We’ll leave that kind of mind work to the statisticians. Regardless, “50/50,” starring the adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam and the comedic Seth Rogen as Adam’s best friend Kyle, will […]

“Bamboozled:” Reliving a poignant Spike Lee Joint

It seems that despite all that has changed since the times of segregation and extreme racism and evolved communications on race and racial identity, we still ignore many of the most obvious issues regarding race and how it is portrayed in mainstream America. More specifically, African-Americans’ portrayal in mainstream television has always been a hot […]

Student Film Festival is a hit

Tuesday, May 17th marked the date of SOAR’s 6th-Annual Student Film Festival, presenting a multitude of student-made films that covered a variety of genres and topics. The film festival had a huge turnout, culminating in audience voting and awards, with the films being divided into several genres. Trailers and Comedy, the first category shown, featured […]

“Duck Soup” for the soul

“Duck Soup” for the soul

During the depression era, while the world struggled to deal with poverty and war was inevitable, many could still afford to go to the cinema to lift their spirits with a few laughs. The Marx Brothers were among the finest humorists of their day, their supercharged blend of slapstick and satire causing people to roll […]

“The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T” is Seussian magic

“The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T” is Seussian magic

Certainly, most of us are familiar with the wonderfully creative Dr. Seuss. Most of us probably grew up reading his books and, not surprisingly, some of us probably still do. What fun it is to twist one’s tongue over and through his wacky words. The characters he created are uncanny and are as brightly colored […]

“Hannah” is high-quality entertainment

“Hannah” is high-quality entertainment

Finally, after a bit of a wait, we get to see an action film with a strong female lead who is not dressed up in a small piece of latex or as some sort of femme fatale. Nor does she have the personality of a tough and seasoned prostitute totally lacking in refinement and book […]

Reviewing animated shorts of the Ashland Independent Film Festival

It has been a week full of film watching for Ashland as the Tenth Annual Ashland Film Festival kicked off this last Thursday. There have been many great pictures to be seen, yet so little time – and for us students, so little money. That is why opting to see a selection of shorts is […]

Exploring the limits of “Limitless”

What would you do if you could use 100 percent of your brain? Help people in need, save lives, gamble, become the president, play the stock market? You would probably need that 100 percent to even fathom what you would do if you could do anything. The whole notion of having complete clarity and extreme […]