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Articles by Irene Chou (9)

The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel “The Witches,” which premiered this past month, succeeds in some aspects but falls short of the original movie.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Reimagining of ‘The Witches’ brings a forgettable charm

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Film journalists and movie buffs alike buzzed with anticipation when news arrived announcing that Robert Zemeckis, director of “Back to the Future” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” was slated to adapt the 1983 classic story, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” 

BAI student grants help realize creative visions like ‘Face the Data’

Arts & Culture

BAI student grants help realize creative visions like ‘Face the Data’

November 4, 2020 0 comments

Launched in 2016, the Brown Arts Initiative, or BAI, represents a wide array of performing, literary and visual arts at Brown. Its diverse range of student grant programs has supported students on projects that involve the production, study and critique of the creative arts.

An otherwise half-hearted film far from her best, Sofia Coppola’s newest dramatic comedy ‘On the Rocks’ relies heavily on Bill Murray’s effortless charm.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

The short-lived, lighthearted allure of ‘On the Rocks’

October 15, 2020 0 comments

The latest drama-comedy ‘On the Rocks’ reunites writer-director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray, as he takes on the role of Felix, a seasoned debauchee and wealthy art dealer. Rashida Jones joins Murray as Felix’s daughter Laura, a writer troubled by the disinterest of her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans).

In “The Album,” members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa showcase sleek, tightly-paced, compact collections of new sounds in their first full length album.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Blackpink releases long-awaited debut album

October 5, 2020 0 comments

South Korean girl group Blackpink finally released their first, full-length studio album Oct. 2, simply called “The Album.”

A panel of University community members met to discuss the bronze, life-size replica of the original marble Caesar Augustus statue and the spirit of “colonial imperialism” it embodies. Suggestions ranged from removing the statue completely to replacing it with indigenous art.

Arts & Culture

Town hall explores function, history of Brown’s statues and monuments

September 28, 2020 6 comments

Brown students, faculty and alums logged onto Zoom to attend a town hall on the meaning and implications of the statues and monuments that decorate Brown’s campus.

‘Tenet’ revives flatlining film industry amid pandemic times with exhilarating, mind-bending spectacle

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Tenet’ revives flatlining film industry amid pandemic times with exhilarating, mind-bending spectacle

September 16, 2020 0 comments

Morale is low in the entertainment industry. With Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1988 animated classic Mulan all-but-abandoned on streaming services and the forthcoming Bond film delayed for months, the COVID-19 pandemic has sunk the film industry to new lows.

‘Swallow’ stands out with a chilling portrayal of domestic isolation

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Swallow’ stands out with a chilling portrayal of domestic isolation

April 23, 2020 0 comments

Writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ directorial debut, the psychological-thriller “Swallow,” reveals the horrors of a woman’s alienation from her marriage, struggles with mental illness and battles with an eating disorder. 

‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

March 10, 2020 0 comments

In an era of large-scale Hollywood reboots that too often collapse into a cesspool of critical disdain and overwhelming disappointment, writer and director Leigh Whannell offers a sophisticated adaptation of H. G. Wells’s classic novel “The Invisible Man.”

Organizers Bella Hoang ’22 and Nancy Tran ’22 united different aspects of Vietnamese culture to present a show with a central story line.

Arts & Culture

Vietnamese Students Association presents ‘The Birth of Vietnam’

March 3, 2020 0 comments

On Saturday night, a steady stream of attendees headed into the Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium for the Vietnamese Students’ Association’s annual culture show.