Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

“First Man” is only second rate

“First Man” is only second rate

“First Man” has made $60 million at the box office. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What is needed to make a great historical drama is either an interesting figure or a fascinating event to focus on. Neil Armstrong is that figure and the space race to the moon is that event,

John Prendergast speaks about importance of activism

John Prendergast addresses a crowd from the O’Leary Mezzanine. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor On Feb. 15, students and faculty members gathered in the O’Leary Library mezzanine eager to hear how activism can make a difference and how they can get involved. Humanitarian, activist and published author John Prendergast came to UMass Lowell to

89th Academy Awards: Wishes and predictions

La La Land is nominated for 14 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Courtesy of Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Best Animated Film: My wish for Best Animated Film is the stop motion animated “Kubo and the Two Strings,” though I highly doubt it will win. My prediction is that “Zootopia” will win in this

Underrated Classics: ‘The Nice Guys’

“The Nice Guys” is the third film directed by Shane Black, the director behind 2012’s “Iron Man 3” as well as 2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In a year of generic remakes, massive letdowns, and cinematic embarrassments, “The Nice Guys” is an anomalous diamond in

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