The Suffolk Journal

Human Flow: A deeper look at refugee suffering

Amy Koczera and Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, Film, World

As a result of vicious acts of genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity, billions of people from all across the globe have been displaced from the countries they used to call home. In the documentary film “Human Flow,” director and renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei provides...

A new medical drama: ‘New Amsterdam’ debuts

A new medical drama: ‘New Amsterdam’ debuts

Alexandria Acacia

September 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film

Fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” alike can take joy in the debut of medical drama “New Amsterdam,” which aired on NBC Tuesday evening. On Saturday, Tyler Labine, along with other actors from the show, held a panel discussion and a private screening at the Paramount Theater...

A Soldier, actor, husband: The life of Ronald Ermey

A Soldier, actor, husband: The life of Ronald Ermey

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Ronald Lee Ermey was quite the troublemaker growing up; by the time he turned 17-years-old, he had been arrested twice for criminal mischief. But perhaps it was his bad behavior that set him down the path of a career he would long be remembered for. When he was on trial for his actions, Ermey was giv...

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Morgan Hume

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The date is April 29, 1992. Only hours after four white police officers were found not guilty for beating Rodney King, an African-American male, with their nightsticks. It was an act of brutality that an ameuter videographer caught on film. Riots spring up in South Central Los Angeles only moments after ...

A Legend-ary Performance: John Legend takes the stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

A Legend-ary Performance:  John Legend takes the stage in  “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

There’s nothing more risky than a plan with good intentions. When you have a plan based on good intentions, naturally you want to see that plan come to fruition exactly the way you pictured it in your head. But the possibility of negative reception is grossly overlooked; people are so certain that...

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Sony Pictures “Peter Rabbit” sparked a major outrage among parents of children with life-threatening allergies on its opening weekend. During one particular scene of the film, Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, and four of his friends come up with an idea to exact revenge on their nemesis, Mr. T...

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a hot muscular guy is held hostage by a group of terrorists at the top of an extremely tall building. The terrorists are also threatening his family and the other people in the building. No, it’s not “Die Hard;” it’s the upcoming (and quite unoriginal) Dwayne J...

Versace on the ground: tragedy in a fashion empire

Versace on the ground: tragedy in a fashion empire

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Ryan Murphy’s latest installment in his award-winning “American Crime Story” franchise has everyone talking. According to Show Buzz Daily, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” had 2.22 million viewers glued to their screen on the night of its premiere; by the following morning, Versace’s n...

Director Rob Reiner brings LBJ to life in new film

Director Rob Reiner brings LBJ to life in new film

Juliana Tuozzola

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film

It has been half a century since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, which ended segregation in public places and made employment discrimination illegal. The act was proposed by President John F. Kennedy, and shortly after his tragic death, President Lyndon B. Johnson pursued Kennedy’s proposal. Mor...

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Bette Davis reportedly once said about her Hollywood arch-nemesis “The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’” They were beautiful, stunning and brilliant both on and off the screen. Their lives seemed to be a never endi...

Navigating exclusion

Navigating exclusion

Felicity Otterbein

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In an emotional rollercoaster of heartache, loss and forging of new relationships, filmmaker Felicia Lowe conveys the trials and tribulations of her journey to discovering her mother’s past and the extent of the toll of the Chinese Exclusion Act had on her family. The screening of this film was hoste...

Hard truths: Hard to resist

Hard truths: Hard to resist

James MacDonald

November 10, 2016


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...

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