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Amherst Wire Staff Picks: Valentines Day Playlist

Amherst Wire Staff Picks: Valentine’s Day Playlist

Amherst Wire Staff February 14, 2024

It’s the season of love, that time of year where you hear a love song and either embrace it with open arms or press skip upon hearing the first note. For this Amherst Wire Staff Pick, staff members picked...

Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff October 27, 2023

With Halloween approaching around the corner, the Amherst Wire Staff lets you in on some of their favorite scary movies to enjoy during the Halloween season.  Isabel Guilmette, Editor in Chief  “Nope” ...

A New York City Yiddish theater production from 1913. Credit: New York Public Library

Dear Film Industry: Stop Exploiting Jewish Trauma

Brooke Wallenstein, Contributor April 24, 2023

If the title hasn't already made it clear, this isn't just a list of some good Jewish movies and television shows. After viewing the Netflix film "You People," starring Jonah Hill and Lauren London, I...

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere all at Once

A Recap of the Best Picture Nominees for the 2023 Oscars

Isabel Guilmette and Cass Salot March 11, 2023

A season of incredible storytelling and heartwarming comeback performances that have been sweeping awards shows leading up to this sunday, The 95th Academy Awards is shaping up to be one of the most riveting...

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Wire Staff Recommendations: Childhood Classic

Amherst Wire Staff November 8, 2022

Every kid has grown up with their favorite childhood movies, whether they were introduced to them by their parents or they watched it in school for the first time. Even when you're an adult, those movies...

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. 
Credit: Deadline

“That’s just Greed”: Controversy behind the new Dahmer series

Rachel Dufault, Contributor November 8, 2022

Netflix released a new series on Sept. 21, 2022 called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer story (otherwise known as Dahmer) which stars Evan Peters as Dahmer. It shows the thoughts and actions of infamous serial...

“The Invitation:” No marketing tactic can save this movie

Brooke Wallenstien, Contributor October 24, 2022

Directed by Jessica M. Thompson and written by Blair Butler, the movie “The Invitation” (2022) new iteration of the dracula tale has gotten a lackluster reviews. The marketing team for this movie was...

Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was filmed in 1966,  its a much Halloween movie. 

Must watch classics to stream this spooky season

Rachel Dufault, Contributor October 20, 2022

Whether you like your movies to be horrifying or hilarious, here are some handpicked movies to watch this spooky season.  Grab your blanket and some of your favorite  candy because it's time for a...

Alice breaks open a carton of eggs, and discovers they are empty.

Don’t worry about skipping ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Kimberly Coke, Contributor October 9, 2022

Like many people, I had been eagerly awaiting the release of Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling since the day it was announced. A film starring Florence Pugh—my favorite actress, directed by Olivia...

A shot from the 1998 movie Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni. Credit: IMDB

What movies do UMass students enjoy watching?

Rachael Dufault, Contributor October 8, 2022

Whether you're procrastinating on an assignment, stuck at home quarantining, or want a relaxing night in, movies are a prominent part of college life. UMass students were asked what kinds of movies they...

Although cruel and dull,  Blonde seeks to recreate iconic moments of the well-known actress through cinematography. credit IMDB

Blonde’ misses the mark and exploits Marilyn Monroe

Cecelia Cappello, Contributor October 7, 2022

In 2022, it is infuriating that we are still allowing men to degrade women to hypersexualized objects for their gratification and entertainment. The almost three-hour-long film, “BLONDE”,  that was...

“The Woman King” is a Fierce Crowd Pleaser

“The Woman King” is a Fierce Crowd Pleaser

Thomas Machacz, Contributor September 27, 2022

“The Woman King,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is set in the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the early 19th century, home to the fearsome all-woman army, the Agojie. After refusing to take...

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