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If you have any sense and sensibility, watch ‘Emma’

If you have any sense and sensibility, watch ‘Emma’

Sarah Lukowski

March 4, 2020

An enchanting landscape, comedic characters, and elegant, frilly costumes all create a refreshing and charming film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” that is perfectly tailored for 21st century viewers. On Feb. 25, Coolidge Corner Theatre held a special screening of “Emma” that was followed...

You’ll never find another like her

You’ll never find another like her

Sarah Lukowski

February 12, 2020

Global superstar Taylor Swift released her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” on Jan. 31, giving fans an intimate look into her life from the singer’s rise to stardom as a teenager to the release of her seventh album, “Lover.” The documentary, directed by Lana Wilson, follows Swift’s ...

An epic Oscars

An epic Oscars

Sarah Lukowski

February 12, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night consisted of many firsts, sweeps and surprises, with “Parasite” making history as the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the coveted ceremony. “Parasite,” directed by Bong Joon Ho, is a South Korean thriller that has been a crowd favorite ...

Latest film in ‘Star Wars’ series must answer fans’ biggest questions

Latest film in ‘Star Wars’ series must answer fans’ biggest questions

JD Conte

December 11, 2019

When Star Wars fans left the theater after viewing “The Last Jedi” in December 2017, many felt frustrated towards director Rian Johnson. While the film sat in a decent standing with critics, 7.1/10 ratings on IMDb and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, hardcore Star Wars fans felt confused, angry and betrayed....

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Hannah Arroyo

December 2, 2019

After Theofanis Orfanos came to America in 1957, he eventually started a family and established his own shoe shine shop in Downtown Boston. But what most people don’t know about the Arlington resident is that he’s a survivor of the Holocaust.  Last Friday, Northeastern student Emilio Guido showcased Orfanos...

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Gabrielle Delgado

November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10, with the Executive Arts Editor WGBH, Jared Bowen. Following his New York Times bestselling novel...

‘Atypical’ review: Sam’s college life and new challenges in season three present viewers with valuable lessons

‘Atypical’ review: Sam’s college life and new challenges in season three present viewers with valuable lessons

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

November 13, 2019

The third season of Netflix’s original series “Atypical” premiered Nov. 1. The 10 episodes follow Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), an autistic teenager that loves art and penguins, as he begins his first year in college. As a warning, there are spoilers about previous seasons and the new season. ...

James Cameron’s lack of involvement in latest ‘Terminator’ makes film flop

Christopher Comeau

November 13, 2019

James Cameron, director and cowriter of the iconic first two installments of the “Terminator” series, is back. This time, however, Cameron serves only as executive producer of the franchise’s sixth and latest entry “Terminator: Dark Fate.” A comment left on a YouTube trailer for “Dark F...

HBO will release prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’

Sarah Turley

November 6, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, HBO announced it will make a prequel for its famous series “Game of Thrones.” The new series “House of the Dragon” will focus on the Targaryen family 300 years before the timeline of “Game of Thrones.” The show will also pull inspiration from the “Fire and Blood” ...

Series review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ escapes the labyrinth as Hulu series adaptation accurately portrays novel

Series review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ escapes the labyrinth as Hulu series adaptation accurately portrays novel

Abby O'Connor

October 30, 2019

Fans of John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” have been waiting about 15 years for an on-screen adaptation of the book to be brought to life, especially after Paramount purchased the rights to the film in 2005, the same year the novel was released. It was heartbreaking for fans to have been told ...

Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Eddie Reinhardt

October 23, 2019

Notoriously foul mouthed meth cook Jesse Pinkman’s story didn’t end with the series finale of “Breaking Bad” six years ago. “El Camino,” a Netflix original film, follows the events immediately after the TV show’s epic conclusion. Writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan transitions the ...

Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ bends horror film genre

Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ bends horror film genre

Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

People often joke about what they would do or bring if they found themselves stranded on a remote island. When that hypothetical situation becomes reality for two sailors in “The Lighthouse,” humor quickly melts into utter lunacy as their chances of escaping drift further and further away. “The...

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