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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Moonlight and Arrival: the movies we need

admin November 29, 2016

This year, my partner’s daughter passed away. She was not yet 40; it was sudden, unexpected, and indescribably painful for us all.It will feel this way for a long time because the grieving process...

‘This Changes Everything’

admin March 3, 2016

2015 film changes the conversation about climate change On Feb 3rd at Laney College, “This Changes Everything” played to a near-capacity crowd at Odell Johnson Theatre. The ASLC and Laney’s Career...

‘Race’ staggers toward the finish line

admin March 3, 2016

“Race” is the story of how a young, black American catapulted himself into the spotlight as the premier athlete of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.Despite the title, “Race”does little to depict...

Macbeth gets the Hollywood treatment

admin February 4, 2016

Classic Shakespearian work gets modernized, sacrifices plot and prose for bloody battles The movie “Macbeth” succeeds as a parable of the inevitability of war. But director Justin Kurzel’s version...

‘Steve Jobs’ is an unlikely delight

admin October 29, 2015

The film “Steve Jobs” is the perfect storm of well-crafted directing, top-notch acting and a great script. Michael Fassbender takes on the role of the Apple co-founder and lands every subtle nuance...

This is My Favorite (film) ‘Martian’

admin October 15, 2015

Every year, when awards season comes around, I am curious as to what movie will take me by surprise and be the best picture of the year. I always have my anticipated hopefuls that I have been following...

‘Black Mass’ gives mob movies a black eye

admin October 1, 2015

“Now that you have been arrested in connection with your crimes with Whitey Bulger, what’s your honest opinion of him?”“He is just a criminal.”That statement — spoken by Whitey Bulger’s...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ a theatrical Tour-de-force

admin September 3, 2015

Like a shotgun blast right from the first scene, “Straight Outta Compton” gets your adrenaline pumping and sends the viewer on a roller coaster ride of emotions right until the last scene. You’re...

‘McFarland, USA’ spotlights a truly inspiring story

admin March 12, 2015

What do you get when you mix a high school coach, low-income minorities, and cross country team in Central California? Well, you get Disney’s “McFarland, USA,” starring Kevin Costner and currently...

‘She’s Beautiful’ forces discourse on feminism

admin March 2, 2015

From Cheryl Sandberg’s momentous yet controversial release of “Lean In” to the UN’s “HeForShe” campaign and Beyoncé’s VMA performance, feminism has re-emerged as a hot topic around the...

Crawler rules the night in gritty action thriller

admin November 20, 2014

“Nightcrawler” landscapes the greater Las Angeles area as a breeding crowd for paparazzi and ambulance chasers, for its high crime rate and its large population that delivers crazy photo opportunities...

Nolan takes viewers out of this world

admin November 20, 2014

Humankind was born on earth. We have grown and matured here on this tiny blue planet near the heart of the Milky Way. It is the only home we have ever known.But what if we had to leave? What if our planet...

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