The Washburn Review

“Bad Times at the El Royale” is a bad time for the audience

October 17, 2018

“Bad Times at the El Royale” is a noir crime thriller that is reminiscent of “Pulp Fiction.” The location, atmosphere and mystery of the movie are intriguing, but the movie takes to many twists and drags along for the e...

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ is magic and horror for the whole family

September 24, 2018

“The House with a Clock in its Walls,” which debuted in theaters Sept. 21 is a children’s novel turned into a film adaption that kids and parents alike are excited to see.There has been a long-standing tradition in Hollywood o...

A-X-L: the futuristic war dog

August 25, 2018

If you like science fiction and dogs, then this movie is for you.The director of A.X.L is Oliver Daly, and this will have been his first real movie to direct. He directed a short film titled ‘Miles’ which is basically a sho...

Documentary plants seeds of agricultural reform

Whitney Clum

February 25, 2018

While some people go out for food on Saturday nights, the Washburn theatre airs movies about food. In an effort to raise awareness about the plummeting variety of seeds available in the world, the 2016 documentary “Seed: The ...

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ dulls audiences

Andrew Shermoen

November 13, 2017

Agatha Christie is one of the greatest mystery-writers of all time, but calamity ensues when a ham of a director such as Kenneth Branagh takes the reigns.  Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is the world’s best detective. While...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ becomes instant Marvel classic

Andrew Shermoen

November 6, 2017

Take Waititi’s fresh directorial vision has revived the stalest franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the Battle of Sokovia, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been traveling the cosmos in search of the Infinity Stones to no ava...

Brief: Movie on the Lawn

Brief: Movie on the Lawn

September 21, 2017