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Bo Burnham’s debut digitizes adolescent loneliness

April 18, 2018 0 comments

There is not a single memorable line in all of “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s divinely excruciating feature film debut, which screened at the Ivy Film Festival Sunday night.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

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John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

“A Wrinkle in Time” not worth the time despite powerful cast

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“A Wrinkle in Time” not worth the time despite powerful cast

March 14, 2018 0 comments

“A Wrinkle in Time,” the latest film from director Ava DuVernay, has such a decent heart that it feels cruel to strike it down.

“Anybody in There,” produced by Brown Motions Pictures, was shown at the Quincy, Massachusetts independent film festival “Stories by the River.” The film depicts adolescent struggles with drug addiction.

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Five must-watch 2017 films ignored by Academy

February 27, 2018 0 comments

The Oscars are coming up this weekend and, as tradition dictates, many of the year’s best films will not be represented. But just because the Oscars are missing out does not mean you have to.

Currently showing at Providence Place, “The 15:17 to Paris” fails to keep viewers entertained despite its unconventional practice of casting the real-life protagonists of the terrorist attack that the film depicts.

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Despite creative premise, viewers should miss ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

February 12, 2018 0 comments

“The 15:17 To Paris,” Clint Eastwood’s new film about the true story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a train in the summer of 2015, rests on a central conceit.

2018 Oscar nominations prove more progressive

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2018 Oscar nominations prove more progressive

January 29, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 Oscar nominations came out early last week, firing the starting pistol for the final stretch of that has been one of the most tumultuous, industry-shaking years in Hollywood’s history.

“Wonderstruck,” adapted from its namesake novel, contains two parallel stories in difference decades. The film cuts back and forth between each story, both of which follow children running away from home.

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‘Wonderstruck’ struggles to fully inspire wonder with uneven narrative

November 13, 2017 0 comments

Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” is a film of sounds and images, where feelings and ideas reverberate from color and light, smiles and glances, music and art.

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‘The Snowman’ entrances viewers with sheer awfulness

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Great cinema is partially defined by how it responds to the moment in which it’s made.

‘Meyerowitz Stories’ makes for bittersweet family comedy

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‘Meyerowitz Stories’ makes for bittersweet family comedy

October 16, 2017 0 comments

Parents raise us and then they haunt us.

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Lengthy ‘Blade Runner 2049’ fails to live up to prestigious original

October 10, 2017 0 comments

“Blade Runner 2049” is, first and foremost, a cash grab.