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Permission to go watch a movie: The importance of film

Jimmy Janco February 14, 2024

Ever since I was young, my absolute favorite activity was going to the movies. I typically had my preferences for what to watch, but I truthfully never really cared. All that mattered to me was that I...

Shuja Moore, Evan Figueroa-Vargas, Antoinette Griffin and Keir Bradford-Grey take questions from audience
members and discuss the short film, Nov. 11. PHOTO: MADELINE WILLIAMS ’26/THE HAWK

Hawk Hill screens film on pardon application

Gavin Kuebler November 15, 2023

Seven St. Joe’s departments sponsored a screening of “Pardon Me” in Campion Student Center’s Forum Theatre Nov. 9. The 2023 short film explores the advantages and challenges of applying for a...


Why the Writer’s Guild of America Strikes: An Anecdote from a Film Student

Elizabeth Held September 27, 2023

The Writers Guild of America (WGA), an American labor union representing writers in film, television and media, officially went on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers...


CineHawk Review: “Bottoms”

Kasheem Jefferson September 27, 2023

“Bottoms” is a 2023 teen comedy directed by Emma Seligman starring Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri with an ensemble cast featuring Ruby Cruz, Kaia Gerber, Havana Rose Liu, Marshawn Lynch and more. “Bottoms”...


CineHawk review: Scream VI 

Jaylen Dotson March 28, 2023

Continuing the bloody saga that began 27 years ago, “Scream VI” follows the previous film’s survivors as their attempts to move on with their lives in the Big Apple are interrupted by the latest...

Ashlee Blackwell has always loved comedy and horror film genres, but was drawn to the horror genre. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON 24

Film professor “bangs on glass ceiling” of horror film industry

Allison Kite and Elise Welsh February 22, 2022

From an early age, Ashlee Blackwell, adjunct professor of music, theatre, and film, noticed women being portrayed more heroically in horror films than in others. Developing a passion for this genre, Blackwell...

When Art Speaks

When Art Speaks

Allie Vanetti February 8, 2022

The art medium that I use is film photography, specifically 35mm color film. I like to use color film during the more “colorful” seasons, and I occasionally use black and white film during the colder...


CineHawk: “The Fallout”

Jaylen Dotson February 8, 2022

The feature film debut of writer and director Megan Park, “The Fallout,” is an intimate character study of a teenager struggling to cope with the unimaginable trauma of a school shooting. The film...


CineHawk: “Mixtape”

Jaylen Dotson January 26, 2022

Written by Stacey Menear and directed by Valerie Weiss, “Mixtape” tells the story of a young girl discovering a mixtape that belonged to her late parents and her journey to decipher all of the songs...


CineHawk Review: “Fear Street Part One: 1994”

Jaylen Dotson July 16, 2021

Adapted from the widely read series of young adult novels by R.L. Stine, “Fear Street Part One: 1994” is the first installment in a three-part Netflix film series. The project is a loving homage to...

Aquino’s vlogs center around his college experience. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON ’24/THE HAWK

Student’s YouTube channel gains attention from peers

Nenagh Sheehan September 29, 2020

After starting his YouTube channel when he was 11-years-old, Nino Aquino ’23 is somewhat of a local celebrity on St. Joe’s campus.  Aquino’s YouTube career began when his older brother asked him...

CineHawk Review: “The Last Thing He Wanted”

CineHawk Review: “The Last Thing He Wanted”

Jaylen Dotson March 7, 2020

Adapted from the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and distributed by Netflix, “The Last Thing He Wanted” is directed by Dee Rees, starring Anne Hathaway as Elena McMahon, a thrill-seeking war journalist reassigned...

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