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Image of the Unpregnant movie poster.

Film Review: unpregnant (2020)

By Liv Ream, Film Critic November 17, 2022

“Unpregnant” reminds me of a movie that would send one of my older relatives into a 30-minute rant about how young people want to push a heathenistic, baby killing agenda…Then they’d never watch...

Movie poster for Boris Karloffs The Mummy

Enjoy New and Classic Films Courtesy of Akron-Summit County Public Library for Free, Every Sunday and Thursday

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 25, 2022

Between the ticket, ICEE, popcorn and candy, seeing a movie in theaters can get pretty expensive. As an alternative to a traditional movie theater experience, Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL)...

Three women and one man sitting around fire pit in downtown Akron.

Explore Downtown Akron at Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 22

By Savannah Johns, Managing Editor October 18, 2022

Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is partnering with local businesses to host a fall-themed event in the heart of downtown Akron, this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 – 7p.m. "Fall Fest" is open to the public...

Movie poster for What We Do in the Shadows.

What We Do in The Shadows (2014)

By Liv Ream, Film Critic October 10, 2022

It’s finally October! I am honoring this month with the best monsters the season has to offer, commencing with vampires.  If you’re a fan of the FX show “What We Do in The Shadows,” the film...

Poster for the film Gaslight (1940).

Review of “Gaslight” (1940)

By Liv Ream, Film Critic September 19, 2022

Gaslight is a classic 1940 film, directed by Thorold Dickinson and written by Arthur Richard Rawlinson and Bridget Boland. It was based on the 1938 play Gas Light by Patrick Hamilton starring Diana Wynyard...

The 2022 Oscars Review: “Dune” Sweeps, “CODA” Wins Big and Celebrities Are Still Out of Touch

The 2022 Oscars Review: “Dune” Sweeps, “CODA” Wins Big and Celebrities Are Still Out of Touch

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 10, 2022

This year’s Oscars was much more.... eventful this year.   To start off, I really do not want to talk about the Will Smith and Chris Rock situation. It has been talked to death on the internet the...

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

The Buchtelite’s Road to The Oscars: Best Picture Nominees Ranked

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

Before I start this article, all these opinions are completely my own. If you have different opinions, that’s great! Movies are subjective and can be discussed in a respectful way.    --  Believe...

“Scream” Review: The Franchise is Alive Again in a Killer Way

“Scream” Review: The Franchise is Alive Again in a Killer Way

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 24, 2022

Ghostface is back and more powerful than ever with the newest adaptation of “Scream”, now out in theaters.   “Scream” takes place 25 years after the original film. A new killer dons the mask...

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Review: A Modern Masterpiece on a Classic Tale

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Review: A Modern Masterpiece on a Classic Tale

By Jaina Gedeon, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 24, 2022

When I heard that one of my favorite directors, Joel Coen, would be making a film version of the play with a star-studded cast including Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, I was all in. I was completely...

The Final Girl

The Final Girl

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  December 13, 2021

23 credit hours, an on-campus job, an internship, writing for the school newspaper all led me to 12 hour or longer workdays, leaving no time for emotions. What could go wrong? Well, it feels like everything...

“Last Night in Soho” Review: A Beautiful and Terrifying ‘60s Dream

“Last Night in Soho” Review: A Beautiful and Terrifying ‘60s Dream

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic November 10, 2021

The month of October had a massive lineup of films and a great way to end it off is Edgar Wright’s new film, “Last Night in Soho.”  “Last Night in Soho” tells the story of an aspiring fashion...

“Dune” Review: Denis Villeneuve Sets the Bar for Modern Day Science Fiction Films Once Again

“Dune” Review: Denis Villeneuve Sets the Bar for Modern Day Science Fiction Films Once Again

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic November 10, 2021

Disclaimer: I am writing this review as someone who has read the original novels “Dune,” “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune” by Frank Herbert.  “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides...

“Halloween Kills” Review: Gory Kills are the Only Redeemable Quality

“Halloween Kills” Review: Gory Kills are the Only Redeemable Quality

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic October 25, 2021

After a year hiatus after the new installment of “Halloween” (2018) came out, “Halloween Kills” is here, and it is a bit of a mess.   “Halloween Kills” continues the new trilogy of “Halloween”...

“Lamb” Review: A Weird and Sincere Twist of Drama

“Lamb” Review: A Weird and Sincere Twist of Drama

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic October 25, 2021

Throughout the entire month of October, I will be reviewing highly anticipated horror, drama and science fiction films. To start the month off, I will be discussing the new A24 film, “Lamb” directed...

“Malignant” Embraces ‘90s Horror and Falls Flat

“Malignant” Embraces ‘90s Horror and Falls Flat

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 27, 2021

“Malignant” is the newest movie by critically acclaimed horror director, James Wan. “Malignant” tells the story of a woman that is being flooded with paralyzing visions of stranger’s deaths....

‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream

‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 24, 2021

With the Oscars less than a week away, The Buchtelite is reviewing its final Oscar-nominated film before the award show. The last movie in the series is “Minari,” directed by Lee Isaac Chung. “Minari”...

Photo of the marquee on opening weekend in early April of 2021

Drive-In Movie Theaters Offer A Safe Haven During COVID-19

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 24, 2021

“Come as you are in the family car,” can be heard when pulling into Ohio’s oldest drive-in movie theater, Lynn Drive-In Movies. Lynn Drive-In has been a staple business in Strasburg, Ohio for nearly...

Yahya Abdull Mateen II in “Candyman”

“Candyman” Scares in The Perfect Way

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic September 20, 2021

October is right around the corner, and I am gearing up for the fall season. Hands down my favorite part of the season must be horror movies. I grew up watching classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street,”...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic April 4, 2021

The Oscars are approaching fast at the end of this month and The Buchtelite continues to review nominated movies. The next movie in this series is “Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin   “The...

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 22, 2021

The Oscars have officially released their nominees and The Buchtelite is continuing to review films that are in the running. The next film in the series is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao.  “Nomadland”...

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 14, 2021

The Buchtelite is continuing to review movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The second movie in this series is “Saint Maud,” written and directed by Rose Glass.   Saint Maud explores...

Riz Ahmed as newly deaf drummer Ruben

‘Sound of Metal’ Review: A Touching Tale of Heartbreak and The Journey to Acceptance

By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  February 16, 2021

With the Oscars approaching this upcoming April, The Buchtelite is reviewing movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The first movie in this series is “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius...

The entrance to the Gardner Theatre is on the second floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

Free Viewing of ‘Just Mercy’ for UA Students This Weekend

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor February 27, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is showing “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, in the Gardner Theatre in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union...

People gather around in the cemetery to watch movies on the projector screen.

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 8, 2019

A free showing of the 1977 science-fiction film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” will take place on the Great Meadow of the Glendale Cemetery, located at 150 Glendale Ave., on Sept. 21. This...

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmakers Challenge

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker’s Challenge

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor March 13, 2019

The Bechdel Film Fest is hosting their first ever 48-hour filmmaker's challenge where teams are challenged to make an original film within 48 hours, starting March 22 and screen it in front of other participants...

The Nightlight will be a hosting venue for the film festival.

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor January 28, 2019

This summer, Brittany Charek, the 2017 Akron Knight Arts Challenge winner, partnered with Joanna Wilson, plans to bring a feminist film festival to Akron. The five-day festival will take place in various...

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” (image via Netflix)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor November 12, 2018

Two weeks ago on Oct. 26, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuted on Netflix. This is a live-action version of the eight-issue comic published by Archie Horror in 2014. This comic series is a spin-off...

 “The Haunting of Hill House” (Image via Netflix)

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2018

*This article contains no spoilers* Halloween may be over, but it’s not too late to watch “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix, a chilling tale of a family damaged by an elaborately haunted...

Common elements of horror films include skulls, potions or poisons, bats and night. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 19, 2018

Editor's Note: All information is preliminary research belonging to Dr. Kara Kvaran of The University of Akron. Any questions or comments regarding the information in the story should be directed to Dr....

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 13, 2018

Dr. Kara Kvaran, Associate Professor in the Women's Studies department, is hosting “Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Films” on Friday, Sept 14 from 12-1 p.m. in room 316 of the Student Union. “This...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor February 10, 2018

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the...

The 2380 Film Club’s Showing of “Night of the Living Dead”

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2017

The 2380 Film Club will be showing the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Oct. 25 in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. The showing will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union...

(left to right) Dr. Feltey, Dr. Kara Kvaran ajd Dr. Becky Hoover pose in front of the presentation after the lecture.

Masculinity, fatherhood in superhero films

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor March 18, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18, Doctor Kara Kvaran presented “Super Daddy Issues, Masculinity, Fatherhood, and Superhero Films” on the 4th floor of Leigh Hall. The roughly 40 minute lecture was part of a series...

Rob Lucas and other employee selling tickets and beverages to customers before the festival

2380 hold short film festival

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor December 3, 2014

The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron hosted the 2380 Film Club’s second short film festival on Monday, Dec. 1 starting at 7 p.m. The 2380 Film Club is The University of Akron’s student film organization....

Documentary Korengal featured for Veterans Day

Documentary “Korengal” featured for Veterans Day

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor November 12, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, the documentary Korengal highlighting the life of soldiers stationed in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, was shown in the Student Union Theater on Monday, Nov. 10. Master...

Movie Teach featured at UA

Movie “Teach” featured at UA

By Adeline Roeper, Arts & Life Writer November 11, 2014

The University of Akron’s Barker Center for Economic Education and the Department of Education hosted the screening of Davis Guggenheim’s film “Teach” on Nov. 6 in Olin Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30...

Student Art League hosts Splatter Film Marathon

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer November 3, 2014

In honor of Halloween, The University of Akron Student Art League hosted the Splatter Film Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Myers School of Art Auditorium. The entertainment for the evening consisted...

Raising of America premiering at the Student Union Theater

Akron gets sneak peek at PBS documentary

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer October 23, 2014

A non-profit organization by the name of Bright Star Books, Inc. held a sneak preview screening of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the...

The 2380 Film Club producing new films

The 2380 Film Club producing new films

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor October 1, 2014

The 2380 Film Club at The University of Akron isn’t very well known among students, but Logan Metcalf, president of the club, has been working diligently to change that. The club has been available...

The Nightlight Cinema can seat up to 50 audience members

The Nightlight Cinema brings unique films to Akron

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 24, 2014

The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron is bringing true cinema back to life. Ran by the Akron Film and Pixel organization, the cinema shows independent and other movies that might not be available to...

Akron Film+Pixel preview

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor September 26, 2013

Sponsored by the New Media program at Myers School of Art and the Department of English, the annual Akron Film+Pixel Night will be held at the Akron Art Museum at 7 p.m. tonight. The New Media show,...

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