The Suffolk Journal

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

Harper Wayne

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

“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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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,...

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Hannah Mitchell

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Nearly everyone is familiar with Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who kidnapped, raped and killed at least 30 women in the 1970s. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are fascinated by monsters like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and, in this case, Ted Bundy. It is one of those situations...

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

Sarah Lukowski

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The evocative and disturbing thriller television series “You” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release on Netflix in December by showing that obsession does not always equal love. “You” is based on the novel of the same title by Caroline Kepnes. The show follows New York...

Suffolk’s Ford Hall Forum talks the complexities of race and family in “Little White Lie”

Suffolk’s Ford Hall Forum talks the complexities of race and family in “Little White Lie”

Haley Clegg

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Film, News, Suffolk News

On Nov. 27, Suffolk’s Modern Theater was packed for a screening and discussion with the director of the 2014 film “Little White Lie.” The personal documentary follows American filmmaker Lacey Schwartz as she uncovers her family’s hidden secrets and the truth behind her identity. “I actually gre...

Director Richard Fitts Jr. brings father’s legacy to the big screen in new Vietnam documentary “21 Years – A Folded Flag”

Director Richard Fitts Jr. brings father’s legacy to the big screen in new Vietnam documentary “21 Years – A Folded Flag”

Sarah Lukowski

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film, Showcase

Director Richard Fitts Jr. and producer Rudy Childs visited the AMC Loews Boston Common on Wednesday to screen and discuss “21 Years - A Folded Flag,” a heartbreaking documentary that focuses on Fitts’ father’s journey and untimely death in the Vietnam War. The 86-minute documentary describes...

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...

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