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Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Eddie Reinhardt

October 23, 2019

Notoriously foul mouthed meth cook Jesse Pinkman’s story didn’t end with the series finale of “Breaking Bad” six years ago. “El Camino,” a Netflix original film, follows the events immediately after the TV show’s epic conclusion. Writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan transitions the ...

Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ bends horror film genre

Dafoe (left) and Pattinson (right) brace for the inevitable storm

Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

People often joke about what they would do or bring if they found themselves stranded on a remote island. When that hypothetical situation becomes reality for two sailors in “The Lighthouse,” humor quickly melts into utter lunacy as their chances of escaping drift further and further away. “The...

Review: ‘Joker’ storyline thrills viewers

Geoff Scales

October 16, 2019

I was floored. There are certain times in your life when you sit down to watch something and you don’t want it to end. Seeing “Joker” was one of those moments for me. I’ve never been more moved, or terrified by a single film. “Joker” is a standalone story focusing on the origins of the...

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

Stephen King’s iconic fictional character Pennywise

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

Woody Harrelson (left) and Kevin Costner (right) in the film

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

Herzog being interviewed by Golder

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, director of acclaimed horror films “Us” and “Get Out”

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...

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