Topic: Film review

Dipping bread in wine, known as Intinction, speaks to the shared Catholic traditions of Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro). © 2019 Netlfix US, LLC. All rights reserved.

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‘The Irishman’ chronicles mafia history, lacks modern depth

December 5, 2019 0 comments

On Nov. 27, renowned Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese — known for films including “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Departed” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”— made his Netflix debut with his newest film “The Irishman.”

"Parasite," Bong Joon-Ho’s award-winning film about class conflict in South Korea, is currently playing at Avon Cinema.

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‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Award-winning filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” is an atypical Chinese drama-romance. The films stars Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan and Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen, who portray forbidden lovers.

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‘Foreign Flicks’ series screens romance drama ‘In the Mood for Love’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Center for Language Studies’ “Foreign Flicks” series screened “In the Mood for Love,” an atypical Chinese drama-romance whose brazen, erotic commitment to traditionalism prompts audiences to reconsider the role fidelity plays in modern love.

195 Angell St. is home to the Center for Language Studies, which recently named Jane Sokolosky as its new director. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., CLS will screen a foreign language film in Metcalf auditorium.

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Center for Language Studies institutes film series

September 24, 2018 0 comments

When Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German Studies Jane Sokolosky was named the new director of the Center for Language Studies this past June, she decided that she wanted to give students the ability to access languages in a “study break, daily routine, casual” sort of way. 

“Searching,” directed by Aneesh Chaganty, is a hyper-modern thriller told solely through the technological forms of communication used in daily life, such as FaceTime and text messaging.

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‘Searching’ fails to realize Asian American cinema

September 24, 2018 0 comments

“Searching,” the debut film of director Aneesh Chaganty, opens up by presenting a very Silicon Valley family in a very Silicon Valley way.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

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John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

Currently showing at Providence Place, “The 15:17 to Paris” fails to keep viewers entertained despite its unconventional practice of casting the real-life protagonists of the terrorist attack that the film depicts.

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Despite creative premise, viewers should miss ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

February 12, 2018 0 comments

“The 15:17 To Paris,” Clint Eastwood’s new film about the true story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a train in the summer of 2015, rests on a central conceit.

‘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.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ artistic, lacks depth

January 29, 2018 1 comment

“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 […]

“Wonderstruck,” adapted from its namesake novel, contains two parallel stories in difference decades. The film cuts back and forth between each story, both of which follow children running away from home.

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‘Wonderstruck’ struggles to fully inspire wonder with uneven narrative

November 13, 2017 0 comments

Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” is a film of sounds and images, where feelings and ideas reverberate from color and light, smiles and glances, music and art.

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Wayland ’18.5: ‘Beach Rats’ makes the mundane riveting

October 26, 2017 0 comments

“Beach Rats” is a stirring mood piece and a fine addition to director Eliza Hittman’s burgeoning body of works.