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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...

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...

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...

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,...

‘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...

“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,...

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 ...

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

By Twitter user @parentsmagazine

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

February 21, 2018

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...

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