Movies from Swank: A Love Song

Will Sorg – Entertainment Columnist Gustavus’ streaming service Swank has a genuinely impressive library of 2022 movies. There’s a ton of big releases on there right now, from Jurassic World to Nope, but equally impressive is its selection of smaller films from this year. A Love Song premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and is the feature film debut of Max Walker-Silverman. It … Continue reading Movies from Swank: A Love Song

Movies From The Library: Hour of the Wolf

Will Sorg – Entertainment Columnist The portrayal of a tortured artist’s deteriorating mental state was not a revolutionary idea for a film plot by the 1960s, but Ingmar Bergman’s 1968 film Hour of the Wolf tells this tale in a wholly unique way. Bergman is often regarded as one of the most influential directors in cinematic history, the Swedish filmmaker is renowned for his bleak … Continue reading Movies From The Library: Hour of the Wolf

Castlevania: a must-see show for October

Will Sorg – Entertainment Columnist Video games are infamously difficult to adapt into anything that is not a video game. With the interactivity of video games, it is hard to take that experience and package them into a more restrictive artform such as film or television. The Castlevania franchise has its roots in a relatively simple formula. In most of the games, the player controls … Continue reading Castlevania: a must-see show for October

Movies From The Library: Ringu

Will Sorg – Entertainment Columnist The Ring, directed by Gore Verbinksi, is one of the most successful horror movies ever made. The film dominated the box office and became a cultural landmark, with countless references and parodies of haunting, long haired girls climbing out of televisions invading every moment of the 2000s. However this film was not the original. Four years prior, Japanese audiences were … Continue reading Movies From The Library: Ringu

Movies From The Library: Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut

Will Sorg – Entertainment Writer Four years after 9/11, Ridley Scott made Kingdom of Heaven, a film about The Crusades and the events leading up to the 1187 Siege of Jerusalem, in which the Sunni Muslim ruler Saladin fought against Christian-occupied Jerusalem. Before the film even came out it was mired in controversy. A Daily Telegram writer who had not even seen the film claimed … Continue reading Movies From The Library: Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut

Movies From The Library: Saló: or The 120 Days of Sodom

Will Sorg – Entertainment Columnist Trigger Warning The following article contains brief mentions of physical and sexual assault and abuse The final film of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini is a film that is steeped in controversy. “Saló: or the 120 Days of Sodom” is partially based off of an unfinished novel by Marquis De Sade, the man that inspired the creation of the word … Continue reading Movies From The Library: Saló: or The 120 Days of Sodom

Friday Night Fright: Nope

Will Sorg – Entertainment Writer Last Friday the Campus Activities Board at Gustavus showed Jordan Peele’s newest film Nope. Due to rain, the film was moved to the Lund Center, which is truly a shame. Had the weather cooperated, the horror film, which is set almost entirely outside, would’ve been a perfect fit for a showing in the Arb. The genius of Nope is that … Continue reading Friday Night Fright: Nope

Movies From The Library: Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Will Sorg – Entertainment Writer One of the greatest challenges modern science fiction has had to face is the deluge of mediocrity that plagues the genre. There are hundreds of sci-fi films that offer nothing beyond sterile visuals and flat characters, plopped into whatever formulaic situation the filmmakers came up with seemingly on a weekend, which is why it is so genuinely wonderful to see … Continue reading Movies From The Library: Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2