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Topic: Film review

“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.

Arts & Culture

‘Searching’ fails to realize Asian American cinema

September 24, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“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

Arts & Culture

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

April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Arts & Culture

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

February 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“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.

Arts & Culture

‘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.

Arts & Culture

‘Wonderstruck’ struggles to fully inspire wonder with uneven narrative

November 13, 2017 Comments are Disabled

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.

Arts & Culture

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

October 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled

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

Arts & Culture

‘The Snowman’ entrances viewers with sheer awfulness

October 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Great cinema is partially defined by how it responds to the moment in which it’s made.

‘Meyerowitz Stories’ makes for bittersweet family comedy

Arts & Culture

‘Meyerowitz Stories’ makes for bittersweet family comedy

October 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Parents raise us and then they haunt us.

Arts & Culture

Aronofsky’s “Mother!” mixes allegory with chaos

September 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled

What is “Mother!”? An environmental allegory? A perverse retelling of the creation myth? A cautionary tale about dating a film director? A home improvement thriller? “Mother!,” the new film from director Darren Aronofsky, is all of these things. Maybe. There has to be a point, one figures, where multivalence crosses […]

‘Patti Cake$’ emotionally, thoughtfully follows aspiring rapper

Arts & Culture

‘Patti Cake$’ emotionally, thoughtfully follows aspiring rapper

September 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Cable Car Cinema has been a staple of the Providence indie scene for decades.