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Netflix original ‘Tall Girl’ plays too heavily on rom-com clichés

Phoebe Adams

September 25, 2019

Over the past year, Netflix has been releasing a number of original teen romantic comedies that have helped drive the already successful streaming service even further into cementing its place as one of the country’s favorite services to binge-watch content on. “Tall Girl” tells the story of...

Stellar cast in ‘It Chapter Two’ saves film from poor screenplay and CGI effects

Stellar cast in ‘It Chapter Two’ saves film from poor screenplay and CGI effects

Sarah Turley

September 25, 2019

When Adrian and Don decided to spend a night together at the carnival, they had no idea a notorious killer clown had returned to the neighborhood, and their night was doomed to take a disturbing turn. “It Chapter Two” begins with a couple playing games at the fair when a group of homophobic men...

Star-studded cast and comical screenplay in ‘Wine Country’ will leave viewers chuckling

Star-studded cast and comical screenplay in ‘Wine Country’ will leave viewers chuckling

Morgan Hume

June 3, 2019

Whether it’s Pinot Grigio or Merlot, this group of six lifelong best friends always have a glass of wine within reach as they embark on the ultimate girls-only weekend in the hilarious Netflix original film, “Wine Country.” The movie follows a tight knit circle of middle-aged women who met each...

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, better known as the infamous pair of partners-in-crime Bonnie and Clyde, were known for their string of murders during the 1930s, but it was Frank Hamer and Maney Gault who pulled the trigger and fatally shot the couple in order to finally end their...

Werner Herzog speaks about experience in filmmaking and directing

Werner Herzog speaks about experience in filmmaking and directing

Caroline Enos and Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019

Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog visited Boston University (BU) on March 25 to discuss his career in filmmaking as part of the university’s ongoing “Conversations in the Arts and Ideas” series. Herzog’s lecture, “Every Man For Himself, and God Against All,” not only outlined his career...

‘Umbrella Academy’ offers stepping stone into the world of superheroes

Phoebe Adams

March 27, 2019

Joining the ranks of superhero teams like the Avengers and the Justice League, Netflix’s newest superhero show, “Umbrella Academy,” once again takes the battle of saving the world to the streets of New York. “Umbrella Academy” is based off a comic book of the same name written by Gerard Way ...

Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick uses creative allusions to spellbind viewers

Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick uses creative allusions to spellbind viewers

Sarah Lukowski

March 27, 2019

Director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Us” has proved that he is always one step ahead of the audience with its obscure references, creepy soundtrack, stunning visuals and a chilling plot twist that grossed a whopping $70 million its first weekend. The audacious thriller follows ...

Film Review: Artistic cinematography in ‘Roma’ depicts family life

Harper Wayne

March 11, 2019

“Roma,” a film written, directed, filmed, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón, is a foreign semi-autobiographical movie set in Colonia Roma, a neighborhood within Mexico City in the early 1970s. The story is loosely based on Cuarón’s own upbringing and life experiences. Gabriela Rodriguez,...

‘Greta’ suspensefully depicts a friendship that turns from sweet to bonechilling

‘Greta’ suspensefully depicts a friendship that turns from sweet to bonechilling

Sarah Lukowski

March 7, 2019

The disturbing horror-thriller film “Greta” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release in theaters on Friday, as it shows what can go wrong when you befriend someone who is not what they appear to be. The film follows good-natured New York City newcomer Frances McCullen, played...

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

Hannah Mitchell

March 6, 2019

Tampons, pads and periods are things that many people are familiar with nowadays. Girls may be uncomfortable with the idea of having their period at first, but as they grow older, most girls become comfortable with the idea. By having resources within reach, females learn that having your period is simply...

91st Oscars thrives without host

91st Oscars thrives without host

Sarah Lukowski

February 27, 2019

For Sunday night’s 91st Academy Awards, a hostless show saw a bump in ratings, a shorter runtime and witty and engaging presenters, which raises the question of whether the Oscars are better off without a host. In December, it was announced that comedian Kevin Hart was going to host the Oscars,...

“The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” plays at MFA Japanese film festival

Rika Saito

February 21, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) screened the film “The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” as a part of the Boston Festival of Films from Japan. The movie, which was played in Japanese with English subtitles, dazzled people in the theater with phenomenal animation. The Remis Auditorium,...

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