Topic: Oscars

“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.

Arts & Culture

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.

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville command the screen in “Phantom Thread,” which explores the intricacies of a twisted relationship between a 1950s London dressmaker and his muse.

Arts & Culture

‘Phantom Thread’ explores toxic love

January 31, 2018 0 comments

The toxicity of love can be strangely appealing — whether experienced directly or vicariously. Naturally, this does not hold true for all romances — indeed, it would not appear to hold true for most.

‘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.

Arts & Culture

‘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 […]

Columns, Opinions

Johnson ’19: An even more political Oscars, please?

March 6, 2017 0 comments

The Oscars are meant to celebrate the art of film — but, of course, nothing can escape politics.

Wayland ’18: Polarized political binary should not extend to popular culture

Arts & Culture

Wayland ’18: Polarized political binary should not extend to popular culture

March 1, 2017 0 comments

The debacle of Sunday’s Academy Awards best picture award was a fitting conclusion to a category so fraught with tension this Oscars season.

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

Arts & Culture

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.

Columns

Mitra ’18: After the Oscars whitewash, we should turn to TV

February 15, 2016 0 comments

Another year, another over-the-top Oscars ceremony, another all-white acting nomination field.