Topic: Film

Come awards season, the Avon Cinema screens a number of critically acclaimed films. “Carol,” featured late last month, tells the story of a woman’s divorce and her nascent relationship with a young girl.

Arts & Culture

‘Carol’ performances captivating, not ‘groundbreaking’ cinema

February 4, 2016 0 comments

The film “Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes ’85, has received critical acclaim from journalists and critics all over the world.

Science & Research

Hawking film explores love, not universe

March 12, 2015 0 comments

A heart-wrenching tale of Stephen Hawking’s love life and passion for physics, “The Theory of Everything” is a big bang for acting but not scientific depth.

Award-winning director Eliaichi Kimaro talked about race and identity in relation to her documentray “A Lot Like You” in a lecture sponsored by Black Heritage Series and the Brown Center for Students of Color.

Arts & Culture

Filmmaker discusses personal history, identity as queer black woman

February 25, 2015 0 comments

Kimaro did not screen her film but spoke about the varied dimensions of black identity in a lecture that formed part of the Black Heritage Series.

Arts & Culture

No limits to imagination, experimentation in animated shorts

February 4, 2015 0 comments

There’s nothing new about saying that short films have a particular freedom.

Arts & Culture

Film details development of emergency medicine

January 23, 2015 0 comments

“The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” explores the experience of the people who developed emergency medicine in response to the changing needs of Americans.

Arts & Culture

‘The Interview’: a humorous view of real-world controversies

January 23, 2015 2 comments

In the wake of North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and threats of violence against the US, the film has garnered worldwide attention.

Arts & Culture

Powerful portrayals fail to solve ‘Theory of Everything’

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Considering the imaginative nature of Hawking’s theories, “The Theory of Everything” seems too grounded in the traditional arcs of a biographical film.

The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival features an H.P. Lovecraft-inspired walking tour that will “give Providence a new dimension.”

Arts & Culture

Horror flicks spook at film festival

October 21, 2014 0 comments

These are plot twists in store for viewers at “Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival,” which opened its 15th season Monday.

Arts & Culture

This time around, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ fights the loneliness

October 7, 2014 0 comments

The comfortable silence draping the couple is interrupted by the end of the meal. The woman takes off her heels.

Arts & Culture

‘Frank’ out-enchants ‘Magic’

September 5, 2014 1 comment

Despite its title, “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s latest film, fails to suspend our disbelief or cast any real enchantment.