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Wire Staff Recommendations: Childhood Classic

Amherst Wire Staff November 7, 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. 
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“That’s just Greed”: Controversy behind the new Dahmer series

Rachel Dufault, Contributor November 7, 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. 
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Must watch classics to stream this spooky season

Rachel Dufault, Contributor October 19, 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 26, 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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What Didn’t Happen at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards?

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 18, 2022

The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Monday Sept. 12, with host and long-time Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson hosting. Thompson is a change in pace from three-time host Jimmy Kimmel,...

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The Maximalist Fantasy and Love of “Three Thousand Years of Longing”

Thomas Machacz, Contributor September 18, 2022
Beyond its strange, thrilling visuals, "Three Thousand Years of Longing" possesses something that few releases this year have: a true beating heart.
Morbius: A Complex Character

Morbius: A Complex Character

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor April 17, 2022

Why a vampire doctor? Why is he relevant, and what does his introduction to the superhero world mean going forward? These are some of the questions I have following the Morbius movie, and who knows if...

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The Batman: Savior or Capitalist?

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor April 8, 2022

Spoiler alerts below! Read only if you've seen the movie.   Robert Pattinson is a well-rounded actor that plays a broody Bruce Wayne/Batman well. Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle is compelling,...

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