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Film review series: “Inglorious Basterds”

Allison Mueller

February 11, 2015

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Matthew Lambert/ Winonan Continuing the month of February with Quentin Tarantino movies, we see his 2009 World War II film, “Inglorious Basterds,” perhaps one of the most intriguing movies he has ever done. I say intriguing...

Frozen River Film Festival thaws out from winter chill

Allison Mueller

February 11, 2015

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Michaela Handke/ Winonan The time is fast approaching for the annual Frozen River Film Festival, which will be held this year from Feb. 18-22. This year’s theme is sustainability. On Saturday Feb. 21 the films will kick...

Film review series: “Reservoir Dogs”

Allison Mueller

February 4, 2015

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Matthew Lambert/ Winonan Now that we are getting into the month of February, it’s time to select a new director. I picked one of my favorites for this month. A man who is widely known for his crazy, eccentric films that have...

Film review series: “Bernie”

Allison Mueller

January 28, 2015

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Matthew Lambert/ Winonan As we close out the month of January, I am happy to conclude the month of Richard Linklater with his dark comedy film Bernie, a less known movie to most people. Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) plays a...

X-Factor contestant Tim Olstad performs in Winona

Allison Mueller

January 28, 2015

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Kalika Valentine-Erickson/ Winonan Many people know him from his time on “X-Factor,” but Tim Olstad is from Winona. His small town Minnesota nice attitude showed through at his show on Jan. 23 at the Page Theatre on...

Film review series: “Boyhood”

Allison Mueller

January 21, 2015

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Matthew Lambert/ Winonan This article is the first in a series I will be doing this year, where each month I will choose a new film director to review, with a different film from their career to review weekly. First up for...

Film in review: “Interstellar”

Allison Mueller

November 19, 2014

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Elizabeth Pulanco/ Winonan Quality science fiction films have never been about the aliens and laser beams. They have been about the people. The creative team that produced “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception,” ...

Music in review: Ed’s showcases Ali and the Scoundrels and General B & The Wiz

Allison Mueller

November 5, 2014

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Kalika Valentine-Erickson/ Winonan Since my 55-year-old dad frequents Ed’s “No Name” Bar, I will be honest when I say I was not expecting the establishment or the music to be something college students would enjoy. From...

Film in review: “Ouija”

Allison Mueller

November 5, 2014

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Elizabeth Pulanco/ Winonan Viewers don’t need someone to tell them a movie based off of a board game is not worth spending their money on, but I’ll tell them anyway. “Ouija,” the movie based off the Hasbro game of the...

Winona State shows double-feature of classic horror franchise

Allison Mueller

November 5, 2014

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Michaela Handke/ Winonan On Oct. 30th, Nathan Wardinski, KQAL radio host of “Sounds of Cinema,” hosted a showing of the original 1984 film “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” as well as “A New Nightmare.” Wardinski provided...

Film in review: “Gone Girl”

Allison Mueller

October 22, 2014

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Elizabeth Pulanco/ Winonan Based off of the novel by Gillian Flynn, the film “Gone Girl” provides the audience with a thriller that will remain etched in their mind for weeks. As the movie develops, the audience is absorbed...

Review: ‘The Maze Runner’ movie

Allison Mueller

October 1, 2014

Filed under Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Movies & Music

Michaela Handke/ Winonan Based off the bestselling book series written by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” finally made it to movie theatres. “The Maze Runner” overall was a movie I would recommend. It kept me on...

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