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The Suffolk Journal

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The Suffolk Journal

Haley Bennett and Peter Dinklage in Cyrano.

Cyrano’s heart overflows with love in newest adaption

Lauryn Clarke, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Mainstream media such as Twitter and Instagram often present love as something effortless and soft. Truthfully, it is easier to believe that. However, the film “Cyrano,” an adaptation of the 1897 play...

Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is a multidimensional good time

Alec Maskell , Staff Writer March 22, 2022

With their newest film, “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” the writer-director duo known as Daniels – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – have created a multi-dimensional action comedy with something...

Batman returns to the underworld of Gotham City in The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson.

‘The Batman’ gives audiences the Batman they always wanted

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor March 8, 2022

DC Comics newest installment of the beloved Batman franchise elevated the well-known vigilante to new heights in “The Batman.”  Directed by Matt Reeves, the movie had an astonishingly large budget,...

Renate Reinsve as Julie in The Worst Person in the World.

‘The Worst Person in the World’ refreshes rom-com genre

Alec Maskell , Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The backdrop is an idyllic summer night, pre-sunset, against the skyline of Oslo, Norway. The wall of piano chords and melodies that open “I Love Music” by the Ahmad Jamal Trio trickle into the mix,...

A new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie is fresh off the chopping block, but this time with a geriatric Leatherface.

Leave Leatherface out of the 2020s

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor March 1, 2022

In the latest “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” installment, Leatherface had no mercy on any character, new or old. After slaughtering a group of teenagers in the 1974 Tobe Hooper horror classic “Texas...

Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura in Drive My Car, which was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

‘Drive My Car’ is a modern Japanese masterpiece

Alec Maskell , Staff Writer February 15, 2022

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s latest film, “Drive My Car,” could become the second foreign language film, after “Parasite's” 2020 success, to win the Oscar for Best Picture, an accolade which the film...

Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit in Parallel Mothers.

‘Parallel Mothers’ explores motherhood and ancestral trauma

Alec Maskell , Staff Writer February 1, 2022

The superlative Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has returned with his 22nd film, “Parallel Mothers,” or in Spanish, “Madres paralelas.”  The film features many of the identifiable and pervasive...

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer.

‘Spencer’ reignites the public’s love for Princess Diana

Emily Collins, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

“A fable from a true tragedy,” the opening line to Director Pablo Larrain’s newest movie “Spencer,” could not describe the film better. The historical drama, starring Kristen Stewart, Jack...

Agathe Rousselle in Julia Ducournaus newest body horror movie Titane, which was released in U.S. theaters on Oct. 1.

Buckle up before seeing ‘Titane’

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 12, 2021

French director Julia Ducournau is back with another unsettling, body horror film just in time for Halloween. “Titane,” which was released in U.S. theaters on Oct. 1, is bold, violent and surprisingly...

Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker and Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye:’ An ungodly mess of a televangelist biopic

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor September 17, 2021

Tammy Faye’s life story is the stuff of legends. Her outreach and support for the LGBTQ+ community later in her life is something remarkable, and the new film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” allowed her...

The Green Knight is a fantasy adventure film, which tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), who embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight.

‘The Green Knight’ combines fantasy with horror

Imani Hill, Journal Contributor August 1, 2021

Folklore and mythical tales evolve throughout the years. Some directors interpret these stories differently. From fairy tales to urban legends, it is always up to the viewers and directors to come up with...

Tony Lawrence hosts the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, featured in Questloves documentary Summer of Soul.

Summer of Soul: The Black Woodstock that no one knew

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor July 29, 2021

In the powerful documentary “Summer of Soul,” musician Questlove decided to stand behind the camera to shed light on a music festival that few people knew of.  The Woodstock music festival went...

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