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Topic: Movies

Baron Cohen discussed his organization, Stop Hate for Profit, which “holds social media companies accountable for hate on their platforms.”

Arts & Culture

Sacha Baron Cohen talks ‘Borat’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ during virtual visit to Ivy Film Festival

March 31, 2021 0 comments

Actor, comedian and producer Sacha Baron Cohen joined Ivy Film Festival for its 20th Anniversary Festival Week Tuesday evening.

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.

‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

March 10, 2020 Comments are Disabled

In an era of large-scale Hollywood reboots that too often collapse into a cesspool of critical disdain and overwhelming disappointment, writer and director Leigh Whannell offers a sophisticated adaptation of H. G. Wells’s classic novel “The Invisible Man.”

Han ’23: Parasite Won. So Did the Oscars. So Did I.

Columns, Opinions

Han ’23: Parasite Won. So Did the Oscars. So Did I.

February 26, 2020 Comments are Disabled

We didn’t know. We hoped, but at the same time, we didn’t dare to. Five of my closest friends and I packed into a room in the basement of the Rock, crowding around my phone as we streamed the end of the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs uses documentary film and discussion to convey ideas of social progress.

News, University News

Watson launches documentary initiative

January 30, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress this semester, a program designed to emphasize social issues and inspire students to explore filmmaking with renowned media practitioners.

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

Arts & Culture

Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

“Anybody in There,” produced by Brown Motions Pictures, was shown at the Quincy, Massachusetts independent film festival “Stories by the River.” The film depicts adolescent struggles with drug addiction.

Arts & Culture

Student-produced film sheds light on substance abuse

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“Anybody in There,” a short film produced by Brown students about substance abuse, was shown at the Quincy, Massachusetts independent film festival “Stories by the River” Jan. 26.  The Brown Motion Pictures-produced project initially premiered on campus last September.

Columns, Opinions

Richardson ’20: Why Black Panther is a must-see

February 21, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Marvel’s “Black Panther” came out last weekend, and it lived up to its highly anticipated greatness.

“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

Arts & Culture

“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

February 15, 2018 1 comment

Plenty of ink had been spilled about “I, Tonya” before it arrived at Thayer Street’s Avon Cinema, where it is currently enjoying a run. Unsurprisingly, my critic’s log line ­­— that “I, Tonya” is a messy biopic buoyed by stellar performances from its leads — reads like a template into […]

Wayland ‘18.5: In “Kedi,” cats charm viewers and locals alike

Arts & Culture

Wayland ‘18.5: In “Kedi,” cats charm viewers and locals alike

April 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled

“Kedi” is not your standard fare of catnip.