A Time to Remember: Hacksaw Ridge

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from the film Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss. Up to now, these articles have been focused on World War I, and on wide-reaching elements rather than personal stories. For a change of pace, this article is about the World…

Hunting in Wartime

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong November is Alaska Native History month, an important time to explore and learn about the culture and history of Alaska’s own people. A part of this month on the UAS campus has been an ongoing film series documenting different elements of Native lives. Though members of the Whalesong…

Doctor Strange: Undergraduate of the Mystic Arts

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Photo courtesy of the same Despite what my outfit may suggest, I was very worried that Doctor Strange was going to turn out pretty “meh.” The director, Scott Derrickson, has mostly worked in not-quite-B horror movies, such as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which don’t exactly…

The Perfectly Acceptable Seven

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Perhaps the greatest of all the plot tropes (from the website TV Tropes) is The Magnificent Seven Samurai, having turned out some of the best episodes of shows like Samurai Jack and Firefly, and, of course, owing its name to two cinematic classics: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (which…

Allegiant: Gadzooks

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong WARNING: The following review contains spoilers! Read at your own risk. When I first came to UAS in 2012, I had little to no interest in the movie franchises following popular young adult-genre books. I had not read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner by…

Deadpool: Four or Five Moments

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Deadpool was a Fun Movie. Personally, I don’t think there are enough of those these days; movies try so hard to be Gritty, to make us Care About the Conflict, to make us Feel Our Mortality and to be Emotionally Gripping. Deadpool takes this trend, throws it out…