“La La Land,” unlikely hit for awards Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen & Dana Sutcliffe – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

America is full of incredibly talented ac- tors, actresses, directors, and producers who all come together on one night to celebrate the highly acclaimed films released in the past year. This year’s Golden Globes took place on January 8 and was hosted by none other than Jimmy Fallon. His witty banter kept the night going smoothly.

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A Diamond in the Dirt: Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation Reply

By Laurent Sicard – 1851 Staff

More often than not, the truth is ugly; but even if you seldom look it in the eye, you’ll have to face it eventually. Last month’s The Birth of a Nation, directed by Nate Parker, confronts the harsh historical narrative of a successful slave revolt in Virginia. In addition to producing, and directing this film, Nate Parker also occupies the lead role of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who fans the flames of revolution, and is emancipated. Released on October 7, this film has not enjoyed longevity; if you weren’t aware of its existence, it’s because it’s been removed from your local movie theater, as it was with mine.

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Bridget Jones’ new film and baby Reply

By Haleigh Santilli – Co-Arts Editor

Fans of the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” series will be excited to see the third installment “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” which was released on September 16. The film begins much like the first film began—Jones (Renee Zellweger) is sitting in her quaint apartment, on her birth-day, alone, with a cupcake with a single candle, listening to Celine Dion’s “ All by Myself.” But then she decides to change the song up and dance to the 90s hit “ Jump Around.”

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