Topic: Film review

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.

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.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ has been showing at Avon Cinema on Thayer Street since Jan. 26 and will play until Feb. 1. While aesthetically pleasing, the film fell short in other respects.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ artistic, lacks depth

January 29, 2018 0 comments

“Call Me By Your Name,” which was adapted from a 2007 novel, directed by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, promises to pander to audiences with its premise of a gay love story, a theme that has yet to be fully developed in American cinema. But in reality, only the mesmerizing aesthetics […]

“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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Wayland ’18.5: ‘Beach Rats’ makes the mundane riveting

October 26, 2017 0 comments

“Beach Rats” is a stirring mood piece and a fine addition to director Eliza Hittman’s burgeoning body of works.

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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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Aronofsky’s “Mother!” mixes allegory with chaos

September 18, 2017 0 comments

What is “Mother!”? An environmental allegory? A perverse retelling of the creation myth? A cautionary tale about dating a film director? A home improvement thriller? “Mother!,” the new film from director Darren Aronofsky, is all of these things. Maybe. There has to be a point, one figures, where multivalence crosses […]

‘Patti Cake$’ emotionally, thoughtfully follows aspiring rapper

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‘Patti Cake$’ emotionally, thoughtfully follows aspiring rapper

September 12, 2017 0 comments

Cable Car Cinema has been a staple of the Providence indie scene for decades.

‘Menashe’ explores conflict between convention, individuality

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‘Menashe’ explores conflict between convention, individuality

September 5, 2017 0 comments

Despite the influx of students coming to campus for the start of fall semester, not many went to check out “Menashe,” a movie currently showing at the Avon.