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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in A24s The Tragedy of Macbeth.

‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ is a cinematography masterclass

Alec Maskell , Journal Contributor January 17, 2022

Joel Coen, one of the Coen brothers and known for films such as “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men,” has embarked on his first solo directorial debut, at A24, with “The...

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in the new coming-of-age film Licorice Pizza.

‘Licorice Pizza’ is a sweet treat

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor January 8, 2022

From the moment “Licorice Pizza” opens, you know you are in for a pop culture treat.  Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest flick immerses viewers in a saturated 1973 Californian summer through a nostalgic...

Kristen Stewart portrays Princess Diana with grace and honor in “Spencer,” but other biopics fail to do so.

The people’s princess deserves better than ‘Diana The Musical’

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor December 7, 2021

August 31, 1997, was a day when the whole world stopped. Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales, died unexpectedly in a car crash in France. She had just come out of a disastrous divorce from Prince...

Adam Driver stars as Maurizio Gucci and Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci.

‘House of Gucci’ combines romance and chaos

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor December 7, 2021

In the film adaption of Sara Gay Forden’s book “House of Gucci,” filmmakers took their audience right into the heart of the true, and tragic, love story between less-than-wealthy Patrizia Reggiani,...

1979 Spanish-horror film Arrebato has been re-released in 4K restoration, which was recently screened at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Spanish cult-classic movie ‘Arrebato’ receives a 4K restoration

Alec Maskell , Journal Contributor December 7, 2021

In 1979, Spanish artist and filmmaker, Iván Zulueta, created a hallucinatory, meta-film experience that would become one of Spain’s most prominent horror cult classics.  Now, four decades later,...

Simon Rex and Suzanna Son in Red Rocket.

‘Red Rocket’ is Sean Baker’s surprising return to A24

Alec Maskell , Journal Contributor December 7, 2021

On Friday, Sean Baker’s follow up to “The Florida Project” (2017) arrives on the big screen in the form of “Red Rocket.”  The two-hour film yielded a complicated response and left viewers...

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer.

‘Spencer’ reignites the public’s love for Princess Diana

Emily Collins, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

“A fable from a true tragedy,” the opening line to Director Pablo Larrain’s newest movie “Spencer,” could not describe the film better. The historical drama, starring Kristen Stewart, Jack...

Michael Myers in Halloween Kills, which was released on Oct. 15.

Top five fan theories for ‘Halloween Ends’

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor November 2, 2021

With the buzz of the new “Halloween Kills” movie starting to subside, it’s now time to hype up the final showdown between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, which will occur in “Halloween Ends”...

Jeremy Levine is an award-winning documentarian and an assistant professor at Suffolk.

Suffolk professor telling stories through film

Alida Benoit, Asst. Arts Editor November 2, 2021

When he isn’t in the classroom, Suffolk University’s Assistant Professor Jeremy Levine spends his free time directing and writing award-winning documentaries.  Levine began dreaming of storytelling...

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Sandie and Thomasin McKenzie as Eloise in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.

Nostalgia and horror create a neon-fueled nightmare in ‘Last Night in Soho’

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 28, 2021

What happens in Soho, stays in Soho.  In Edgar Wright’s newest psychological thriller, “Last Night in Soho,” viewers are whisked away to the dazzling 1960s London where things aren’t all too...

The award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci released Taste: My Life Through Food on Oct. 5.

Stanley Tucci’s food-centric memoir delights readers

Kaylie Scalze, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

“Taste: My Life Through Food” by Stanley Tucci is a delightful memoir that will make you fall in love with the man — if you haven’t already — and fall in love with food in a way you never thought...

Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens and Griffin Dunne in Wes Andersons The French Dispatch.

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ is a love letter to journalism

Alec Maskell , Journal Contributor October 26, 2021

For his long-anticipated 10th feature, “The French Dispatch,” writer and director Wes Anderson has composed an unparalleled film that explores the medium of journalism.  The film revolves around...

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