Collin Garbarino

Collin is a correspondent and movie reviewer for WORLD. He is a World Journalism Institute, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Lousiana State University graduate, and he teaches at Houston Baptist University. Collin resides with his wife and four children in Sugar Land, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @collingarbarino.


Stepping into the video-sharing limelight

Media | A U.S. platform challenges TikTok’s dominance
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 10/13/20, 04:42 pm

A homegrown app called Triller plans to capitalize on TikTok’s troubles and establish itself as the go-to platform for sharing dance clips—and it’s willing to pay big bucks.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jae C. Hong (file)

Movie theaters stuck in pandemic funk

Entertainment | Major chains close for now in hopes audiences will return
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 10/06/20, 04:32 pm

Cineworld, the owner of Regal Cinemas, announced Monday it will close its movie theaters in the United States and United Kingdom until further notice. Many of Cineworld’s locations have opened in the past two months, but they can’t keep going without a pipeline of new movies from Hollywood.

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Moore and Redmayne: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

A symbolic makeover

Hollywood | The Oscars get new diversity standards for the best picture category
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 9/23/20, 11:37 pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences suffered embarrassment in 2015 when critics pointed to a lack of diversity in film nominations and #OscarsSo­White started trending on social media. April Reign, the activist who started the hashtag, noted that the academy’s membership at the time was 92 percent white and 75 percent male.

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