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Hinsdale Central matched up against LT for the first time in their first full season since the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Hinsdale Central welcomes whole crowd, beats Lyons Township 35-16

Steven Pappas, Writer September 14, 2021

At Dickinson Field on Friday, Sept. 10, the Hinsdale Central Red Devils varsity football team came out victorious against the rival Lyons Township (LT) Lions by a score of 35-16. The matchup between...

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in Academy Award-nominated performances as Anthony and his daughter, respectively

Florian Zeller’s “The Father” is as heartbreakingly riveting as it is perfectly executed

Steven Pappas, Writer May 14, 2021

On Friday, Feb. 26, “The Father” was released to select theaters in the United States. It follows Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), an elderly man suffering from dementia. He refuses all help as he further...

Danielle (Rachel Sennott) and her ex-girlfriend Maya (Maya Gordon) star in the film.

“Shiva Baby” rides Emma Seligman’s squirmy rollercoaster to bountiful results

On Friday, April 2, “Shiva Baby” was released to limited theaters and video on demand in the United States. The film follows Danielle (Rachel Sennott), who’s confronted with her own self-worth as...

The Justice League form to face the imminent threat of Steppenwolf and Darkseid to Earth.

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” severely lacks power in its content despite its rejuvenating creation

On Tuesday, Mar. 13, Warner Bros. released “Zack Snyder’s Justice League" to HBO Max. The film—the director’s cut of its 2017 counterpart—follows Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) who rounds up...

Kelly Marie Tran stars as the titular warrior Raya on a quest to save her father from evil spirits known as the Druun.

“Raya and the Last Dragon” sports gorgeous animation in substitute of Disney’s best storytelling

On Thursday, March 5, Disney Animation released “Raya and the Last Dragon” to theaters and its streaming platform with premier access. The film follows the adventures of Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), a...

Daniel Kaluuya leads a formidable cast as prominent activist and Black Panther Fred Hampton.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” powers through familiar territory with fantastic performances and bedazzling filmmaking

On Friday, Feb. 12, HBO Max released “Judas and the Black Messiah” to its streaming platform. The film follows the influence of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) on the Black Panther Party (BPP) in Illinois....

Frances McDormands Fern amidst the backdrop of the rustic American landscape.

“Nomadland” takes command of Chloé Zhao’s intimate direction and Frances McDormand’s heartfelt performance

On Friday, Feb. 19, Hulu released “Nomadland” to its streaming platform. The film centers around Fern (Frances McDormand) an elderly woman who lost her job and home in Empire, NV following the Great...

Carey Mulligan stars as the sharp Cassandra Thomas.

“Promising Young Woman” powerfully showcases Carey Mulligan and confronts prominent contemporary societal issues

On Monday, Jan. 25, “Promising Young Woman” made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Academy Award-nominated actress Carey Mulligan as Cassandra Thomas, a woman who, stricken...

Jamie Foxx stars as Joe Gardner in Pixars 23rd feature film.

“Soul” finds Pete Docter at his existential and life-affirming best

On Friday, Dec. 25, Pixar released “Soul,” its 23rd feature-length animated film, to its streaming platform Disney+. The film stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey and centers around Joe Gardner (Foxx), a...

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in the film as Abby Holland and Harper Caldwell.

“Happiest Season” overcomes its tropes to succeed as a fast, heartwarming feature

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Hulu released “Happiest Season” to its streaming platform. The film follows Abby Holland and Harper Caldwell, played by Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis respectively. The...

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