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Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Film Review: ‘Gook’ highlights racial violence

Morgan Hume

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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 ...

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Bad Bunny: Scene from ‘Peter Rabbit’ sparks boycott from angry parents

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Sony Pictures “Peter Rabbit” sparked a major outrage among parents of children with life-threatening allergies on its opening weekend. During one particular scene of the film, Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, and four of his friends come up with an idea to exact revenge on their nemesis, Mr. T...

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a hot muscular guy is held hostage by a group of terrorists at the top of an extremely tall building. The terrorists are also threatening his family and the other people in the building. No, it’s not “Die Hard;” it’s the upcoming (and quite unoriginal) Dwayne J...

Hard truths: Hard to resist

Hard truths: Hard to resist

James MacDonald

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Craig Atkinson, with credits in award-winning documentaries such as "Detropia,"made his disquieting directorial debut with “Do Not Resist,” a documentary film that made its Boston debut at the Museum of Fine Arts this month. The film examined the militarization of police forces in the United Sta...

Review: Sorrow is Born in the Hasty Heart

Maliha Khan

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The 1950’s is brought back to life at the Museum of Fine Arts through their latest film series “Reagan in Hollywood: The Origins of a Conservative Icon. The series derives the legendary of Mr. Reagan prior to his term in office. One of his movies in particular, Hasty Heart which has won the Golden Globe for ...

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

Ally Johnson

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Well here we have it, Marvel has officially set a new set of standards for themselves as Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the status of best Marvel film to date. The bar was already high. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a man lost in time, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and finding that his ideologies...

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

Under The Skin goes through the marrow at Coolidge Corner

David Frederick

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The pied piper is a tale as old as time, and Scarlett Johansson embodies that role to a new extreme in Johnathan Glazer's Under The Skin. Based of the Michel Farber novel, Johansson portrays a would- be succubus of sorts, devoid of any signifiers to give her a personified identity; truly alien to our...

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

Ally Johnson

January 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Film

There is something inexplicable about the joyous, introspective nature of Spike Jonze’s most recent film Her. It is not a movie that is simple to summarize, I have sat and pondered my response which, from the minute I exited the theater to the moment I sat down to type this out review, has remained...

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

David Frederick

January 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The most recent offering from the Harvard Film Archive is the complete works of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. Most known for his existential sci-fi art house fair Solaris. Many have said that it is about, “the problem of overcoming, of convictions, of moral transformation on the path of struggle...

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Dan Olson

December 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the No. 1 film on the planet and has caused quite the craze. After the immediate success of the original film in 2011, the creative team  hooked audiences all over the world.  Now, with this newest work, it was essential...

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

November 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Serina Gousby As  we draw near into December, it is the time to get excited for new holiday movies to get us back into the Christmas cheer and family gatherings. The Best Man Holiday, directed, written, and co-produced by Malcolm D. Lee, was released in all theaters on Friday, Nov. 15, and it...

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

David Frederick

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In the day and age where films of nostalgic and apocalyptic values are the current hot commodity, Alexander Payne’s  return home with Nebraska serves as not only a requiem for an antiquated man longing for preservation but a look at a culture (or lack of) that is fading like celluloid. Perhaps...

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