The Suffolk Journal

“Selah and the Spades” explores the complexities of high school with a fresh-faced cast and stunning visuals

Actress Lovie Simone as Selah in the new Amazon coming-of-age film

Sarah Lukowski

April 21, 2020

Writer and director Tayarisha Poe made her directorial debut with the coming-of-age film “Selah and the Spades,” which gives an honest and intriguing look into high school cliques and its politics at a prestigious boarding school in Pennsylvania.  The film follows five feuding factions at th...

Why the focus needs to shift from ‘Tiger King’ to tiger conservation

A tiger and her cub.

Ainsley Miles

April 9, 2020

The Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” released on March 20, captured the minds of viewers across America, but was it for the right reasons? The extravagant Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, attracted attention for his role in a murder-for-hire plot ...

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

After a screening of the newly released film, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein (left), “Emma” director Autumn de Wilde (middle) and lead actress Anya Taylor-Joy (right) discussed the adaptation with an audience at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline

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

Emilio Guido (right) and Theofanis Orfanos pose for a picture after showcasing Guido's recent documentary

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’

Author Aciman is well known for his novel 'Call Me By Your Name'

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

A scene from the first episode showing Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) seeking adventure while attending boarding school

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 ...

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