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District of Cinema Episode 19: Analyzing the Oscars — Part 1

(02/16/22 7:04pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser discuss the happy surprises, numerous snubs, and laughable gaffs of the 2022 Oscar nominees. Topics discussed include the need for greater documentary and short film distribution, Lin Manuel Miranda, Suicide Squad, prosthetics, the challenges of adapting screenplays and much more. "Don't Look Up Fans" be warned: this episode is not for you.

District of Cinema Episode 18: 'Honey Boy' and our Valentine's Day picks

(02/09/22 6:55pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser unpack "Honey Boy," the deeply personal project written from actor Shia LaBeouf's own experiences. The crew rate Alma Har'el's directorial debut as powerful to various extents; they agree that the performances are solid, yet the narrative leaves a little to be desired. With everyone's favorite holiday around the corner, the crew then recommends their picks for a romantic, or at least entertaining, Valentine's Day. 

District of Cinema Episode 17: Deciphering 'Drive My Car' and comforting Koz

(02/02/22 6:29pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser revel over the mastery of Ryusuke Hamaguchi's newest film, "Drive My Car." With its deep connection and homage to the theater, Koz appreciates the unique, multilingual approach the film takes within its narrative. They then list their favorite comfort films, as Koz recovers from her wisdom teeth surgery. We also don't know how she was able to record hours after that. 

District of Cinema Episode 16: 'Cold War' and our favorite films of 2021

(01/26/22 4:54pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser unpack "Cold War," a complicated romance film that follows two Polish musicians through displacement and artistic passion, all under the backdrop of a tumultuous, volatile post-war Europe. The crew then share their favorite films of 2021, including some that they covered for The Eagle. Koz gets to share her undying love for "Zola" again. 

District of Cinema Episode 15: Unpacking "Paper Moon" and the secret Golden Globes

(01/19/22 3:40pm)

In the first episode of the spring semester, Life Managing editor Tristan, Arts and Entertainment editor Koz and Silver Screen editor Spenser review "Paper Moon," a comedic road movie that follows an orphan and a conman as they scam their way through the Depression-era Midwest. They then talk about the controversies surrounding the HFPA that led to a lowkey Golden Globes ceremony. Koz wonders why musicals and comedies are grouped in the same category at the Globes. Is "West Side Story" really a comedy? 

Angle on the Eagles Episode 7: Track and cross country star Russell Sullivan talks season expectations and beyond

(12/16/21 7:53pm)

Eagle contributor Alex Walulik talks to junior cross country and track and field runner Russell Sullivan, who was First Team All-Patriot League last cross-country season. Sullivan discusses their successful sophomore season, how high school track prepared them for competing at AU, the impact their coaches and teammates have had on them so far.

Angle on the Eagles Episode 6: AU men’s basketball’s Johnny O’Neil isn’t a rookie anymore

(12/09/21 3:26pm)

Eagle sports contributor Alex Walulik chats with sophomore men’s basketball forward Johnny O’Neil, the reigning Patriot League Rookie of the Year. O’Neil talks about his freshman season and the recruiting process that brought him to AU. O'Neil also discusses how his high school career prepared for playing Division I basketball and expectations for the 2021-2022 season. 

District of Cinema Episode 12: The A-tier movies of A24

(12/01/21 6:06pm)

In this episode, Tristan, Olivia and Spenser jump into the realm of A24, and agree about the high-quality production and messaging behind their movies. The gang also explores what makes an American classic, the future of American indie filmmaking and Spenser also specifies that “Uncut Gems” is nothing like “The Godfather.” This is how we win.

District of Cinema Special Episode: Conversations with filmmakers of the Native Cinema Showcase

(11/26/21 7:29pm)

Eagle writers Thais and Audrey interview directors Nuria Frigola Torrent and Christopher Kahunahana about their feature films showcased at the Native Cinema Showcase, hosted by the Museum of the American Indian. Check out the review for Kahunahana's film, "Waikiki" here. Read The Eagle's review of three other featured films at the Native Cinema Showcase here.