Topic: Review

“Phoenix” tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who recieves reconstructive surgery to repair a gunshot wound on her face.

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‘Phoenix’ details rebirth amid rubble of postwar Germany

September 15, 2015 0 comments

Christian Petzold’s German thriller “Phoenix,” which ended its run at the Avon Cinema last week, plays extensively with its namesake’s symbolism.

‘Slow West’ reimagines Western genre

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‘Slow West’ reimagines Western genre

April 22, 2015 0 comments

The artfully absurdist reformulation of Western film cliches is sure to confound anyone who expects a typical Western from “Slow West.”

‘End of the Tour’ starts off Ivy Film Festival

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‘End of the Tour’ starts off Ivy Film Festival

April 10, 2015 0 comments

A dramatic subversion of the usual road trip comedy, the film follows a journalist tasked with profiling author David Foster Wallace.

“Sisterhood of Night” was screened prior to a question-and-answer session Wednesday as part of the Ivy Film Festival.

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Witch trial-inspired film enchants IFF audiences

April 10, 2015 0 comments

Exploring relationships between paranoia, exclusion and the perilous terrain of adolescent friendship, “The Sisterhood of Night” kept audiences in suspense.

‘Comedy Tonight’: Musical transports crowds to Rome

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‘Comedy Tonight’: Musical transports crowds to Rome

April 10, 2015 1 comment

Light, punny and packed with satire, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is sure to send audience members home chuckling.

The members of Modest Mouse, coming off of their certified Gold 2007 album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,” felt pressure to make their latest work “Strangers to Ourselves” perfect, according to the band.

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Modest Mouse’s new album: From nostalgic to novel

April 3, 2015 1 comment

“Strangers to Ourselves” brings a throwback palette of angsty ’90s instrumentation mixed with newer electronic, studio tweaks.

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.

St. Vincent extended her Digital Witness tour, which included a stop at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Sunday night, into this summer. She received her first Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album in December 2014 for her eponymous album St. Vincent, and she demonstrated her lyrical genius during her performance in Providence.

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St. Vincent crushes Lupo’s with intensity in dynamic concert

March 11, 2015 2 comments

For those celebrating International Women’s Day, St. Vincent’s performance could not have been a better example of a powerful woman.

A familiar diner serves as the setting where quirky waitress Pei Ling Chia ’15 and estranged friends J.D. Laurence-Chasen ’17 and Sam Heft-Luthy ’16, a former Herald senior staff writer, explore friendship and memory.

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‘Quitters Never Win’ confronts estrangement, personal loss

February 27, 2015 0 comments

“Quitters Never Win” tells the all-too-familiar story of an awkward reunion post-first-year in college.

Drake released his chart-topping mixtape by surprise Feb. 13. His fourth studio record, “Views from the 6,” is due out later this year.

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‘If You’re Reading This,’ Drake has already topped the charts

February 27, 2015 0 comments

Toronto-based rapper Drake raised a lot of questions when he dropped a surprise mixtape on a random Thursday earlier this month.