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Austrian thriller film will have you crying for ‘Mommy’

Sitting down in the Cable Car Cinema to watch “Goodnight Mommy,” audience members should prepare themselves to be immersed in a goosebump-evoking psychological thriller. The film delivers a horrifyingly engaging plot — impressive considering the film is in German with English subtitles. The storyline ...


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‘Slow West’ reimagines Western genre

The artfully absurdist reformulation of Western film cliches is sure to confound anyone who expects a typical Western from “Slow West,” a film directed by John Maclean. Students were treated to an early screening at Avon Cinema Thursday as part of the Ivy Film Festival. The film’s premise is ...


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‘End of the Tour’ starts off Ivy Film Festival

“The End of the Tour” kicked off the Ivy Film Festival to a packed audience in the Martinos Auditorium Monday. A dramatic subversion of the usual road trip comedy, the film follows a journalist tasked with profiling author David Foster Wallace on the final leg of a book tour. Jason Segel breaks ...


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Witch trial-inspired film enchants IFF audiences

Exploring the relationship between paranoia, exclusion and the perilous terrain of adolescent friendship, “The Sisterhood of Night” kept audiences in suspense in its premier Wednesday, the third day of the Ivy Film Festival. The film, written by Marilyn Fu and directed by Caryn Waechter, is set ...


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‘Comedy Tonight’: Musical transports crowds to Rome

Light, punny and packed with satire, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” presented by Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan is sure to send audience members home chuckling. Directed by Paul Martino ’17, the musical features a comically absurd plot, a lively set and talented actors. Set ...


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Modest Mouse’s new album: From nostalgic to novel

In the music scene of 2015, Modest Mouse is indeed a stranger. The indie rock band’s latest album is its first in eight long years. Where has the group been and what has taken so long? Touring is part of the answer to these questions. Starting with a North American circuit in 2008, Modest Mouse has ...


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Science & Research

Hawking film explores love, not universe

This article is the third in an ongoing series, Science at the Cinema, which explores research and researchers portrayed in film. A heart-wrenching tale of Stephen Hawking’s love life and passion for physics, “The Theory of Everything” is a big bang for talented acting but not for scientific depth. ...


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

For those celebrating International Women’s Day, St. Vincent’s performance at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Sunday could not have been a better example of a powerful woman. Supported by Toko Yasuda on keyboard, guitar and backup vocals, Pete Dyer on keyboard and Matt Johnson on drums, Annie Clark — ...


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‘Quitters Never Win’ confronts estrangement, personal loss

“Quitters Never Win” tells the all-too-familiar story of an awkward reunion post-first-year in college. The one-act play — directed by Spencer Roth-Rose ’17, written by Brad Weekes '17 and produced by the Production Workshop — places the audience in the middle of a catch-up session between ...


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

Toronto-based rapper Drake raised a lot of questions when he dropped a surprise mixtape on a random Thursday earlier this month. The collection of songs landed online like a smoking Canadian projectile, inscribed with the scratchy, cryptic lettering, “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.” To ...


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Film festival celebrates French cinema

“It’s a really good first date opportunity,” said Stephen Crocker ’05.5, University multimedia production manager, of the Providence French Film Festival running at the Cable Car Cinema until Tuesday.  “The woman that I’m going to marry this June — it was our first date six years ago.” Though ...


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Fusion showcases emotional range in spring show

As the name suggests, Fusion Dance Company — Brown’s oldest student-run dance group — performs in a variety of styles, from modern to hip-hop. After watching the group’s Annual Spring Show, which features music ranging from the “Chicken Dance” to a ringtone to Timbaland, it becomes clear ...


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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ does not leave audience begging for more

After endless discussion in the media, delving into casting fuss and release date strategies, the highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit theaters this weekend. Though the film’s creators promised it would  whip the audience to climax and break cinematic barriers by depicting ...


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No limits to imagination, experimentation in animated shorts

There’s nothing new about saying that short films have a particular freedom. Without the need to sustain a narrative for several hours, filmmakers have the opportunity to work outside traditional arcs and structures and are more willing to be playful and experimental, assured of the fact that the ...


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Film details development of emergency medicine

In a single day, over 300,000 people will go to emergency rooms across the country seeking medical attention in the United States. The new documentary film “24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” explores the experience of the people who developed emergency medicine in response to the changing ...





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