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Hard truths: Hard to resist

Hard truths: Hard to resist

James MacDonald
November 10
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Craig Atkinson, with credits in award-winning documentaries such as "Detropia,"made his disquieting directorial debut with “Do Not Resist,” a documentary film that made its Boston debut at the Museum of Fine Arts this month. The film examined the militarization of police forces in the United Sta...

Review: Sorrow is Born in the Hasty Heart

Maliha Khan
September 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The 1950’s is brought back to life at the Museum of Fine Arts through their latest film series “Reagan in Hollywood: The Origins of a Conservative Icon. The series derives the legendary of Mr. Reagan prior to his term in office. One of his movies in particular, Hasty Heart which has won the Golden Globe for ...

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Ally Johnson
April 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Well here we have it, Marvel has officially set a new set of standards for themselves as Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the status of best Marvel film to date. The bar was already high. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a man lost in time, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and finding that his ideologies...

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

David Frederick
April 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The pied piper is a tale as old as time, and Scarlett Johansson embodies that role to a new extreme in Johnathan Glazer's Under The Skin. Based of the Michel Farber novel, Johansson portrays a would- be succubus of sorts, devoid of any signifiers to give her a personified identity; truly alien to our...

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

Ally Johnson
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Film

There is something inexplicable about the joyous, introspective nature of Spike Jonze’s most recent film Her. It is not a movie that is simple to summarize, I have sat and pondered my response which, from the minute I exited the theater to the moment I sat down to type this out review, has remained...

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

David Frederick
January 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The most recent offering from the Harvard Film Archive is the complete works of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. Most known for his existential sci-fi art house fair Solaris. Many have said that it is about, “the problem of overcoming, of convictions, of moral transformation on the path of struggle...

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Dan Olson
December 4
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the No. 1 film on the planet and has caused quite the craze. After the immediate success of the original film in 2011, the creative team  hooked audiences all over the world.  Now, with this newest work, it was essential...

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

November 20
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Serina Gousby As  we draw near into December, it is the time to get excited for new holiday movies to get us back into the Christmas cheer and family gatherings. The Best Man Holiday, directed, written, and co-produced by Malcolm D. Lee, was released in all theaters on Friday, Nov. 15, and it...

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

David Frederick
November 13
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In the day and age where films of nostalgic and apocalyptic values are the current hot commodity, Alexander Payne’s  return home with Nebraska serves as not only a requiem for an antiquated man longing for preservation but a look at a culture (or lack of) that is fading like celluloid. Perhaps...

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

November 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By: B. E. Alexander It’s official. The teen paranormal romance is dead, ushering in the new trend - teenage dystopian future blockbusters. After the horrific Reign of the Twilight Saga compelled scores of hormonally-charged fangirls into a collective frenzy at your local theater, movies about kids...

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Ally Johnson
November 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

It seems that in each new iteration of the Beat Generation that has come out in recent years the same three titles are heard: Howl, Naked Lunch and On the Road. By far the most popular pieces by Beatniks Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs but also the most tired. This is what makes...

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

October 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Benjamin Linares Lord Hesketh, the founder of Hesketh Racing once said, “Men like women, but men love cars!” Hesketh went on to fund and sponsor English driver James Hunt but had no idea that he would have a front row seat to one of racing’s sexiest and craziest rivalries. Rush tells...

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