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‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Reviews

He’s done it again. Wes Anderson has come through with another quality film that managed to blow me away with its creativity and guile. Set in future Japan, “Isle of Dogs” tells the story of a world in which, through Mayor Kobayashi’s fear mongering and propaganda, all dogs have been sent...

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

Surrounded by various picture books and stuffed animals, volunteer Mickey Wicz begins to read to a small gaggle of children. Each Wednesday evening from 7–7:30 p.m., the San Mateo County Library (SMCL) hosts a Pajama Storytime. The San Carlos Library is one of the libraries that host this event....

Teen Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Teen Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under News

Discussing sound-layering techniques with other filmmakers. Publicizing your documentary or music video to a large audience. Forming connections with real-life movie producers. At the San Mateo County Libraries' 10th annual Teen Film Festival, filmmakers from 9th to 12th grade presented their short f...

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Marvel’s movie “Black Panther” continues to dominate the box office, taking in another $108 million in its second weekend of release. Kendrick Lamar’s latest companion album, “Black Panther: The Album” sold a total of 131,000 copies to remain at Number One on Billboard's Top 100. Howe...

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

Many students gathered to join the Belmont Library in their 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge on Nov. 17, 2017. The original challenge of the competition was to make a movie with only three days to work; all the participants' hard work would be displayed that Friday. Kayla Marie Figard, the teen services librarian for the Belm...

Film is still alive and thriving

Film is still alive and thriving

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a conversation with the Associated Press, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese stated that “cinema is gone.”  Although Scorsese has had an unrivaled career as a director and film enthusiast, I sadly feel that he is incorrect. Film in the 21st century has been just as inventive, creative, and ...

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Cath Lei, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

The path to perfection for any live-action or animation film requires more than lights, camera, and action. This is a truth that filmmakers know all too well, but the finished product is always worth the effort. Animation Club meets Fridays at lunch in F10, while Filmmaking Club meets on the first...

Hollywood faces scrutiny for a lack of diversity in films

Hollywood faces scrutiny for a lack of diversity in films

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


Filed under News

In Marvel’s recent film, “Doctor Strange,” the casting choice of Caucasian actress Tilda Swinton to play a Tibetan character has led to many complaints of a lack of diversity in American films today.   The movie industry has been highly denounced for the practice of “whitewashing”-- casting whit...

Film Club is passionate for art

Film Club is passionate for art

Megan Tao, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014


Filed under Campus

The art of film making is one that can only be fully appreciated by those with a passion for it. Carlmont's Film Club is a group of individuals who joined because they truly enjoy making films. Sophomore Jason Jung, founder and president of the club said, "I started Film Club because I enjoy making...

Film Club members picture their futures

Film Club members picture their futures

Danielle Schneider, Staff Writer

April 6, 2014


Filed under Campus

New clubs have been forming around Carlmont lately, ranging from Chipotle Club to Poker Club. Film Club is joining that list, created just one month after school began this year. Freshman Jason Jung, the club’s president, has been filmmaking since he was 12. He decided to take his experience and fo...

Lady Gaga debuts ‘Artpop Film’ for ‘G.U.Y.’

Lady Gaga debuts ‘Artpop Film’ for ‘G.U.Y.’

Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer

March 24, 2014


Filed under A&E

Lady Gaga debuted her new music video on NBC for her song “G.U.Y., ” before she made it available online. “G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP Film” was nearly 12 minutes long, exceeding the length of “Telephone,” and featured four of her songs from her new album “Artpop.” The video, directed by...

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