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Topic: movie

Kaling is currently working on a new show, "Sex Lives of College Girls," which will be released by HBO Max later this year.

Arts & Culture

Mindy Kaling joins Ivy Film Festival for conversation about ‘Never Have I Ever,’ writing career

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Actress, comedian, writer, producer and director Mindy Kaling joined Ivy Film Festival for a virtual conversation Friday afternoon. Kaling is best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s sitcom “The Office.”

Tom Holland's compelling performance is not enough to save the film that fails to go deep enough.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Cherry,’ a failed American epic despite sincere performances

April 1, 2021 0 comments

In Part One of the film “Cherry,” adapted from Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical 2018 novel of the same title, Tom Holland plays the titular character in a college setting.

“Raya and the Last Dragon,” spectacular addition to Disney’s pantheon of non-princesses

Arts & Culture, Reviews

“Raya and the Last Dragon,” spectacular addition to Disney’s pantheon of non-princesses

March 16, 2021 0 comments

Since 2013’s “Frozen,” Disney has demonstrated a conscious attempt at steering toward material with greater socio-political significance, shedding the archetypal characters of Western medieval romances and diversifying their stories.

Frances McDormand's acting and Chloé Zhao's directing helped elevate "Nomadland" beyond a typical melodrama, earning it accolades at the Golden Globes.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

“Nomadland,” a poignant portrait of grief and healing

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Written and directed by Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” is a simultaneously intimate and effusive meditation on the stratum of unsettled Americans. These nomads are often flippantly deemed the outcome of some sort of failure, be it economic dissolution or domestic upheaval.

Actors Edi Gathegi and Tayler Buck discussed their methods of getting into character and researching for their roles in this movie about a foster child who runs away to live with her mentally ill and homeless father.

Arts & Culture

“Princess of the Row” actors Edi Gathegi, Tayler Buck join Ivy Film Festival for virtual talk

February 26, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy Film Festival welcomed actors Edi Gathegi and Tayler Buck for a conversation about their film “Princess of the Row” Wednesday evening.

‘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.

Uncut Gems grips audiences with groundbreaking, tension-filled storyline

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Uncut Gems grips audiences with groundbreaking, tension-filled storyline

February 5, 2020 Comments are Disabled

“Uncut Gems,” an American crime thriller directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, is an action-packed cinematic masterpiece. Adam Sandler plays the movie’s main character, Howard Ratner, a gambler and businessman who runs a jewelry store in New York’s diamond district.

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

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

November 14, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan (left to right, above) starred in the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which was the subject of a University panel last week. Professors and graduate students discussed how wealth, class and ethnicity were depicted in  the film, a romantic comedy that has sparked discussion since its release.

Arts & Culture

University panel discusses film “Crazy Rich Asians”

October 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

he film “Crazy Rich Asians” has sparked discussions since its release. In efforts to create a space for open dialogue on how the film impacts and portrays both Asian American and wider Asian communities, student groups held a panel and critical discussion forum last Thursday in List Auditorium.

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.