Arts & Entertainment

“Climax” is why I don’t party

August 14, 2019

TMN film critic gives “Climax” 4/5 See-No-Evil monkey emojis Hello, welcome back to Truman. Hope you watched lots of movies this summer — I certainly did.  “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Midsommar,” “Wild […]

Arts & Entertainment

“Unicorn Store” is whimsical fun

April 19, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Unicorn Store” 3.5/5 vacuums.  Brie Larson’s quirky directorial debut “Unicorn Store” is entertaining, albeit decently cringeworthy. The film centers around Kit, played by Larson, a glitter-obsessed art school dropout […]

Arts & Entertainment

“Cold War” is an artful love story

April 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Cold War” four out of five hammers and sickles. Spring is finally here. Hallelujah. There hasn’t been a better time to watch “Cold War,” a grim Polish love story […]

Columns

Take time for film festivals

April 4, 2019

I realize we’re all busy this time of the semester. Papers, presentations, tests, etc. — true academic bliss. But are we so busy that we can’t support the first annual Truman State University Film Festival […]

Features

Movie Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us”

March 29, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Us” four out of five white rabbits. Director Jordan Peele’s “Us” is hair-raising, timely, darkly comedic and practically overflowing with ambitious messages. Perhaps Peele’s reach slightly exceeds his grasp, […]

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Movie Review: “Happy as Lazzaro”

February 1, 2019

TMN movie critic Gordon McPherson gives “Happy as Lazzaro” five out of five hearts. The deeply moving Netflix-exclusive “Happy as Lazzaro” is a breathtakingly complex cinematic experience that anyone with a soul would appreciate. Lazzaro, […]