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.
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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.
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.
During the quarantine period, many people have spent more time with their families. “Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father” shows the hilarious stories of traveling with ones’ family member.
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.
“Palm Springs” holds the record for a film’s biggest sale at the Sundance Film Festival, according to IMDb. Viewers are curious to see what “SNL” star Andy Samberg brings to the motion picture.
Academy-winning actor Tom Hanks’ latest film, “Greyhound,” was released this July and is one of the many movies that transitioned from the big screen to streaming services during the pandemic. Moviegoers are delighted to see Hanks come back to the screen after he tested positive for COVID-19 in March.
Pepperdine’s decision to hold the fall 2020 semester online uniquely impacts international students, who face different challenges than domestic students.