When I started watching The B1G Story: George Taliaferro, I knew it was going to be incredible and inspiring — partially because of the way it opened, with an original leather football helmet and the field of the Indiana University football stadium coupled with the distinctive, resonant voice of the subject beginning to tell his… Read more »
Entries by Noni Ford
The Cleaners thrusts us into an almost pitch-black office space, with one worker diligently tabbing through photos and videos barely blinking as they alternate between saying “Delete” or “Ignore.” We quickly come to learn that with every delete, the content moderators are wiping something off a social platform, scrubbing away undesirable content that doesn’t fit… Read more »
The world we find ourselves in in the animated film Cryptozoo is one chock-full of cryptids — the term used for mythological, folkloric beings or animals that exist amongst us often in hiding. Our main heroine Lauren Grey’s introduction to the world of cryptids comes in the form of help she receives from the Japanese… Read more »
When we first find William Douglas Street Jr., he is newly married and thoroughly bored. There’s a drudgery to his life and he finds little enjoyment languishing in cars while his father installs burglar alarms. He also resents living at home with his family still, but he’s stuck with both the job and the domestic… Read more »
Several factors contributed to the box office underperformance of the Karyn Kusama-directed film Jennifer’s Body in 2009 — chief among them was the marketing, which relied heavily on selling the movie as a slasher with Megan Fox as the eye candy for a primarily male audience. Although the focal point of the film is the… Read more »
IU Cinema celebrates IU Day 2018 by shining a spotlight on the visiting filmmakers and Indiana University students who have helped make IU Cinema one of the best university cinemas in the country. Below is senior Noni Ford’s essay on what IU Cinema has meant to her college experience.