Now Streaming: The Death of Stalin

Jacob Kinsella, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

As shining example of what dark comedy can be, The Death of Stalin directed by Armando Ianucci delivers an incredible viewing experience. Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jason Isaacs, after the death of Joseph Stalin, ...

Now Streaming: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Jacob Kinsella, IV Leader Staff

August 27, 2020

The Peanut Butter Falcon, by directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Scwartz, is an old-fashioned, feel-good, adventure that asks the question: What is family? Tyler, played by Shia LaBeouf, is struggling with the death of his b...

Movie Night Planned

November 26, 2019

Illinois Valley Community College’s Criminal Justice Association hosts a movie night from 4:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 in Rooms CTC124-125. At this free event, faculty and parents can drop off their children ages 4-12...

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Proves Refreshing

Avery Scott, IV Leader Columnist

October 10, 2019

Although there are a lot of movies like it, “Ghost in the Shell” was a refreshing spin on a sci-fi action adventure. My first thought of the movie was “oh, man, this reminds me of ‘Blade Runner!’” It’s set...

‘Mr. Stark, This Movie Doesn’t feel So Good’

Noah Currie, IV Leader Culture Editor

August 30, 2018

“Avengers Infinity War” is a movie that deals with a massive amount of main characters, a large number of past prequels and a great villain. The first 10 minutes of the film are shocking and really set the tone of the movie....

“The Post” Review

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

“The Post," directed by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, is a political drama dealing with conflict of Vietnam dating back to the Truman administration. This film features Tom Hanks as reporter Ben Bradlee, Meryl Streep as K...

Kim Radek-Hall: A profile

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Kim Radek, English and Film Professor at Illinois Valley Community College, has been inspiring college students since the 1990s. Radek wanted to “work with college students because I enjoyed college considerably…and realized I ...

What are African-American superheroes trying to say?

J.Q. Church, Web Advisor

April 26, 2018

On Sept. 16, 2016, Netflix released a straight-to-series season of “Luke Cage” where we were finally introduced to the bulletproof D-list hero, formally known as Marvel’s Power Man, in modern day Harlem. Only two years...

Comedic genius: ‘Flight of the Conchords’

Noah Currie, Columnist

February 15, 2018

“Flight of the Conchords” is an HBO show that follows the life of two New Zealand band members and their lives New York City. The cast is very colorful and includes characters such as a caring but unsuccessful manager,...

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