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‘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,...

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

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

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”

The movie advertisement used by Ford Hall Forum for “Little White Lie”

Haley Clegg

December 5, 2018

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”

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Sarah Lukowski

December 5, 2018

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

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

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

By Twitter user @Brooker411

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 25, 2018

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...

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

By Twitter @justinchon

Morgan Hume

April 11, 2018

The date is April 29, 1992. Only hours after four white police officers were found not guilty for beating Rodney King, an African-American male, with their nightsticks. It was an act of brutality that an ameuter videographer caught on film. Riots spring up in South Central Los Angeles only moments after ...

A Legend-ary Performance: John Legend takes the stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

By Twitter user @JSCTheMusical

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 11, 2018

There’s nothing more risky than a plan with good intentions. When you have a plan based on good intentions, naturally you want to see that plan come to fruition exactly the way you pictured it in your head. But the possibility of negative reception is grossly overlooked; people are so certain that...

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