Topic: Film review

‘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.

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Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retells timeless classic

March 22, 2017 0 comments

“Beauty and the Beast” revels in the nostalgia of its source material — at times, to a fault.

Wayland ’18: ‘Best Animated Short’ warrants your attention

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Wayland ’18: ‘Best Animated Short’ warrants your attention

February 22, 2017 0 comments

The “Best Animated Short” award merits little attention from the ABC executives responsible for planning the Academy Awards.

Race, gender define Oscars’ best picture race

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Race, gender define Oscars’ best picture race

January 26, 2017 0 comments

The Golden Globes, affectionately known as the little (and drunker) brother to the Academy Awards, aired with much fanfare Jan. 8.

The film ‘Moonlight’ explores the life of Chiron as a gay, black man in three phases of his life: childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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‘Moonlight’ celebrates power of empathy, humanity

November 17, 2016 0 comments

Chiron, the subject of Barry Jenkins’ superlative “Moonlight,” says very little

“Denial” stars Rachel Weisz as Deborah Lipstadt, a professor accused of libel by a historian she called a Holocaust denier. The lack of chemistry between Weisz and the rest of the cast was a reason the film fell short.

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Film depicting Holocaust denier’s libel suit lacks identity, sells history short

October 26, 2016 0 comments

Few words carry such an immediately visceral cue for solemnity, mourning and remembrance as “Holocaust.”