Home / Talon / Arts (page 4)

Arts

Divergent stays true to the book

The moment that Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth’s heads become visible as they ascend the escalator and step onto the red carpet, the screaming begins. The two are welcomed by throngs of fans, most of whom have been waiting in line for hours, or had to win some contest, to …

Read More »

Movie review: Captain Phillips

Stepping inside the pirates’ shoes It’s a true story of two captains and their crew just trying to do their jobs. For one that means carrying cargo to ports on the African coast, but for the other that means getting money through piracy. As both point of views are shown, …

Read More »

Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club

A changed man fighting for his life Sex and drugs. A straight man is tested positive for HIV but denies the sickness because of the homosexual connotations. Yelling at the nurse, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is horrified by his ruined image and 30-day death sentence. The panic of finding drugs …

Read More »

Movie review: Her

In love or just lonely? Society is broken. Technology has taken over everyday life. Social interaction is slim, many have their love letters written for them and a one-night stand can be arranged without even getting out of bed. This all happens within the first 15 minutes of the film. …

Read More »

Art becomes a way of life

Step by step, alum moves from the art room to Hollywood animation “Nobody will notice that I did it, but I spent a solid four days animating all of the drool inside of the monsters mouth,” said professional animator Jack Ebensteiner (‘07), Minnehaha alum and brother of freshman Raye Ebensteiner, …

Read More »

Movie review: Escape from Tomorrow

Drama secretly filmed at Disney proves to be disturbing, divisive, unique “People just come here because they wanna feel safe. They’re afraid. But you can’t escape it you know. Bad things happen everywhere.” Escape from Tomorrow never should have happened. I don’t mean that as an insult. If anything, I …

Read More »

Bring Tissues: Anatomy of Gray play review

Dynamic performances make fall play well-worth watching It’s hard for anything to make someone both laugh and cry in the space of only a few moments, but in The Anatomy of Gray the Minnehaha Players do just that. The small cast is dynamic and interactive and makes the audience feel …

Read More »

When the game goes too far

When what you thought was real life turns out to be virtual, but your virtual death turns out to be real? The world that James Dashner paints in his thrilling and adventurous new book, The Eye of Minds, seems at first to be any video gamers heaven. The characters in …

Read More »