After missing a typical summer film season in 2020, studios and audiences alike looked forward to this summer’s lineup of new releases. With a variety of films premiering to varying degrees of success, this summer signified the return of the in-person theater experience.
Film awards season is here and one of the most talked-about films is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao. Academy Award winner Frances McDormand plays Fern, a woman who loses her house and her family and decides to start a journey to the western United States, living as a modern nomad in her van.
Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, commemorates Robinson’s prominent role as one of the first Black baseball players to play in Major League Baseball. The biographical film “42” captures Robinson’s first season in the MLB.
Chris Evans’ directorial debut “Before We Go” is a heartfelt rom-com that tells the story of two people who meet because of conflicts in their lives but ultimately go through an adventure that proves to be life-changing. Go see the chemistry between Chris Evans and Alice Eve in this beautiful film.
Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are back with a new documentary called “The Minimalists: Less is Now,” which explores their passionate reason for their change in lifestyle. However, some may feel that this documentary might be less life-changing and more tiresome to watch.
Kathryn Newton from “Big Little Lies” and Kyle Allen from “The Path” star in a teen romance, “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” which will release Feb. 12, on Amazon Prime Video. The film shows the audience a different take on the popular “time loop” storyline.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Robert Emrich, who talks about his love of filmmaking and music as well as his dream of creating movies.
As pop culture sweeps the whole world, more people are taking part in hip-hop and breakdance. “Work It” is especially attractive to viewers during COVID-19, when many are confined inside and eager to move their bodies.
Looking for a film that will instantly make you smile? Look no further than the tear-jerker that is “The One and Only Ivan.”
Senior Antonio Gutierrez explains why he loves the 1993 film,”What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”