This thriller of an independent film has a little bit of everything. But before I go any further with this review I want to express something of a disclaimer. The term “independent film” is very ambiguous. If any term within film production vocabulary is broad, “independent film” is the broadest. The term is defined as any film produced independently of a major studio such as MGM, 20th Century Fox or Paramount. But when films like “Clerks,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Memento,” “Donnie Darko” and the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” are all lumped within this group, the term can be misleading. I’m trying to explain that mostRead More →

“The Awakening,” an independent film produced by Los Angeles based Blind Faith Productions, premiered Oct. 29 at Seven Feathers Casino and Resort due to director Vince Rotonda’s desire to play to a more real audience than what he could find in Hollywood. This is the first feature film to be produced by Blind Faith Productions although Rotonda has a large body of work including producing feature films such as “Pariah” as well as several reality television shows. Seven Feathers hosted the premiere of the horror movie to an audience of over 200 viewers, with two more screenings on the following Saturday. The event was freeRead More →

The Debate Club is selecting their topic for the upcoming formal debate during winter term in a new and unusual way. The topic for the winter term will be chosen by the student body in order to peak more interest in the club by allowing students to be interactive and influential in what the Debate Club debates. The idea is also expected to raise awareness of the debate club and its beneficial elements. ASUCC President Mark Silva-Horta said that he would like to see the club explore subjects like U.S. health care or campus policies. If you would like to participate in Debate Club, theyRead More →