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Topic: Film

Ben Platt as Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ translates seamlessly to big screen

September 10, 2021 0 comments

The “Dear Evan Hansen” film adaptation, to be released in theaters Sept. 24, proves that some musicals can shine both on and off stage. The six-time Tony Award winning coming-of-age musical originally captivated audiences on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre December 2016.

Black Widow was released on July 9 after the title character’s decade-long journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Black Widow is a nostalgic, action-packed eulogy

July 27, 2021 0 comments

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for a glimpse into the elusive Natasha Romanoff since her debut in Iron Man 2. After an 11-year long journey with the Avengers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her own movie July 9.

Oscar nominations offer several long-awaited historical moments for underrepresented groups

Arts & Culture

Oscar nominations offer several long-awaited historical moments for underrepresented groups

March 23, 2021 0 comments

Pushing blockbusters and big names aside, small-scale films and directorial debuts are given rare visibility among couch-bound movie-goers. 

The acting, writing and cinematography fail to impress in "Operation Varsity Blues." It instead relies on a bet that most viewers will flock to stories about the dealings of the American elite.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

“Operation Varsity Blues” documents our fascination with elitism

March 23, 2021 0 comments

On a fateful March day two years ago, Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and a number of other established professionals were implicated in an elaborate college admissions scandal.

Moxie. Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie.  Cr /NETFLIX © 2020

Arts & Culture, Reviews

“Moxie” empowers, but falls through in broadcasting intersectionality

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Earnest but often unrealistic, Amy Poehler’s “Moxie” misses the mark on its attempt to communicate revolutionary feminism within a modern high school.  Based on the young adult novel by Jennifer Matheiu, the recent Netflix original film “Moxie,” released March 3, tells the story of Vivian (Hadley Robinson), an introverted high […]

Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, a scammer that has managed to convince courts to entrust seniors to her care.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘I Care A Lot’ and the sociopathy of corporate America

March 7, 2021 1 comment

Why do we love to watch sociopaths? The ordinary couch potato would likely run for the hills if they were to knowingly pass by one on the street, and yet we can’t seem to look away from them on-screen.

"The White Tiger," released on Netflix Jan. 13, is a largely faithful adaptation of the Booker Prize Winner of the same title, exhibiting compelling performances from Rajkummar Rao as Ashok, Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Pinky and rising star Adarsh Gourav as Balram Halwai.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

“The White Tiger” is an incisive satire exploring modern India

February 3, 2021 0 comments

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (“Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop,” “99 Homes”), “The White Tiger” is a darkly satirical rags-to-riches tale that reveals the ugliness behind India’s entrenched social hierarchy and explores the underdog’s retaliation against the inequitable system. 

Regina King’s directorial film debut, is a sharp-witted retelling of a celebratory get-together of four revolutionary icons who debate how best to retaliate against racism in America.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘One Night in Miami…’ electrifies with timely, powerful dialogue

January 27, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 25, 1964, the budding Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) defeated Sonny Liston to earn the title of heavyweight boxing champion in an upset victory. After Clay’s astounding win, NFL star fullback Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) envisioned that the two would go to a luxury hotel to celebrate the victory with alcohol and women.

Winter Break wonders: five films from the final days of 2020 

Arts & Culture

Winter Break wonders: five films from the final days of 2020 

January 20, 2021 0 comments

Fast-forwarding seven decades from the World War I setting of 2017’s Wonder Woman, the highly anticipated sequel is set in the brightly colored ‘80s, an era of bulky TVs, aerobic wear and parachute pants.

Jessica Rothe (fourth from the left) and Harry Shum Jr (seventh from the left) with director of photography Russ T. Alsobrook (fifth from the left) and director Marc Meyers (sixth from the left) on the set of All My Life.

Arts & Culture

“All My Life” actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. discuss new film at virtual roundtable

December 20, 2020 0 comments

Actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. reflected on the importance of living in the moment after starring in the new film, “All My Life,” at a virtual roundtable Thursday afternoon.