The Oberlin Review

Christian Bolles
Christian Bolles is a fourth-year Archaeological Studies major. His tangential interest in movies had him writing reviews of them for the Review starting in fall 2015. When he became an arts editor in late spring 2016, the movie reviews didn't stop, because justice never sleeps. He enjoys writing fiction, which he promises doesn't work its way into his journalism. Most of the time.

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018
“God of War” Wrestles with Violence, Wins (Story/Media)
May 04, 2018
“Infinity War” Shatters Expectations, Box Office Records, Hearts (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Lord Huron Launches Sound Skyward in “Vide Noir” (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
Audrey Horning, Anthropologist (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Cooperative Game Will Make Players Long for “A Way Out” (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
“Annihilation” Brings Weird Fiction to Big-Budget Filmmaking (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Typhoon’s Fourth Album Boasts Wrenching Narrative, Charged Politics (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Salary Freeze Incites Faculty Concern (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Weinstein Scandal Representative of Deeper Dynamics (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Successful King Adaptation “It” Combines Horror, Heart (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Off the Cuff: Carmen Ambar, President of Oberlin College (Story)
May 05, 2017
Black and White “Fury Road” Re-Release Highlights Action, Scenery (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Chan-Wook’s “Handmaiden” Unpacks Sexual Power Dynamics (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
“Raw” Offers Potent Commentary on Sexuality, Sisterhood (Story)
Mar 31, 2017
Peele’s Triumphant Debut Get Out Interrogates Liberal Racism (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Noah Hawley’s “Legion” Explores Mutant Minds (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Henson Delivers Memorable Performance in Hidden Figures (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Jenkins’ Accessible “Moonlight” Showcases Stellar Performances (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
Miranda’s Score Elevates Moana to Excellence (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
“Arrival” Speaks Its Own Language (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Femininity Dismantled Fascism in “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Black Mirror’s Abyss Stares Back (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Feature Photo: Leyla McCalla Trio (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Overwrought Narrative Fills “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” With Air (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
Eastwood’s Sully Sheds New Light on Historic Event (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Archaeology, Storytelling Converge in “Discovering Dave” (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
Stop-Motion Finds its Opus in Kubo and the Two Strings (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Feature Photo: Back to School Improv Xtravaganza (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Sausage Party Far from Wurst Animated Movie (Story)
May 06, 2016
On the Record: Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, Cat in the Cream Founder (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
‘God’s Not Dead 2’ a Slice of Trump-Era Propaganda (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
In ‘Batman v Superman,’ Quantity Trumps Quality (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
‘Witch’ Taps into Paranoia, American Nationalism (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Joyride through the ’50s (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
‘Anomalisa’ Comments on Gender Politics in Romance (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Jurassic Junk: Newest Pixar Film Falls Flat (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Latest Bond Film Plagued by Inconsistent Script (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Narrative Complexity, Lush Visuals Set Crimson Peak Apart (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
The Martian Gives Space a Human Face (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Slow-Burning Crime Thriller Captures Nuances of Cruelty (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
Political Issues Weigh Down Action Film (Story)
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