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Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Will Senar

December 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Netflix took some liberties regarding the history books when it released its retelling of the story of Marco Polo. Set in the 13th century, the show has a fictional take on the early life of one of the world’s most famous travelers while he grows into a young man and adapts to new environments. Lorenzo Richelmy st...

Odds are not in Hunger Games fans’ favor

Odds are not in Hunger Games fans’ favor

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Collen Day What is most interesting about the latest installment of Lionsgate’s film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” is how completely different it is from the rest of the franchise. And, unfortunately, when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1,”...

Eastwood shoots and hits in newest film American Sniper

Eastwood shoots and hits in newest film American Sniper

Sammy Hurwitz

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Sammy Hurwitz It was apparent that Clint Eastwood was at helm of, American Sniper. After the first 10 minutes of Bibles, American flags, camo-wear, lots of beer, and semi-abusive fathers, you could clearly sense Eastwood’s artistic style. However, these clichés fit seamlessly. The film, set...

Interstellar is both visually and emotionally captivating

Interstellar is both visually and emotionally captivating

Haley Peabody

November 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Interstellar, starring Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey as well as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, tells the story of a 21st century Earth, almost completely devoid of vital, life-sustaining resources, that leaves the human race facing their rapidly approaching extinction. Cooper, the protagonist...

Star Wars subtitle receives irrational criticism

Star Wars subtitle receives irrational criticism

Jeremy Hayes

November 12, 2014


Filed under Film, Opinion

Star Wars is back. The seventh installment of the sci-fi saga has been titled The Force Awakens, which led to major trending online. The majority of reactions to the new subtitle of Episode VII have been negative, or have made a parody of it. There is nothing wrong with thinking of silly names on...

Dear White People shows complexities of race and identity

Dear White People shows complexities of race and identity

Thalia Yunen

November 5, 2014


Filed under Film, Opinion

Writer-producer Justin Simien’s new independent film about race and identity at a fictional Ivy League school was totally not what I expected it to be. Based on its title, Dear White People, and its trailer, I thought the movie would mostly be about a terrible standoff between black and white students...

Nightcrawler proves to be less than thrilling

Nightcrawler proves to be less than thrilling

October 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film

by Sylvain Gaulier “This movie is about being bold,” said actor Jake Gyllenhaal as he introduced his newest movie,  Nightcrawler, in which he plays Lou Bloom, a loner craving for money and power. In this modern American success story, Bloom decides to pursue a career in freelance TV reporting and...

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent

Haley Peabody

October 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Amongst the slew of action packed thrillers that have characterized the recent releases of movies this fall, there is one film that breaks away from the rest, offering a light-hearted comedy paired with a talented cast. St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher, tells the story of a young...

“Gone Girl” pairs all-star cast with compelling mystery

“Gone Girl” pairs all-star cast with compelling mystery

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

by Karina Santiago Two years ago, Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl secured a spot on the bookshelves of every library across the nation.  The page-turner kept many on the edge of their seats, utterly compelled by Flynn’s brilliant and witty storytelling. Her captivating characters and carefully-constructed...

“Annabelle” proves to be less than thrilling

“Annabelle” proves to be less than thrilling

October 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

by Maria Baluch If you’ve watched “The Conjuring,” then you are already familiar with the eerie doll that sets the stage for the highly anticipated prequel, “Annabelle.” Unfortunately, “Annabelle” was quite a disappointment and was not even half as scary when compared to “The Conjuring.”...

Kill the Messenger: A fitting ode to a brave journalist

Kill the Messenger: A fitting ode to a brave journalist

Sam Humphrey

October 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Nearly a decade after his suicide, the story of investigative journalist Gary Webb’s life and the release of his most important work, The Dark Alliance series, has been brought to the big screen in a masterful, yet careful, depiction by director Michael Cuesta. The film convincingly shows an u...

Only Lovers Left Alive bites into box office over the weekend

Ally Johnson

April 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Set in a romanticized Detroit and a secluded Tangier, this idiosyncratic romp allows us to peek inside the lives of two vampires, Adam and Eve. Older, wiser and enigmatic, Eve travels to Detroit to be with her younger, sullen and dissatisfied with the human race husband, Adam, after learning he’s on...

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