Topic: Movies

Science & Research

Hawking film explores love, not universe

March 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled

A heart-wrenching tale of Stephen Hawking’s love life and passion for physics, “The Theory of Everything” is a big bang for acting but not scientific depth.

Arts & Culture

Film details development of emergency medicine

January 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled

“The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” explores the experience of the people who developed emergency medicine in response to the changing needs of Americans.

Arts & Culture

‘The Interview’: a humorous view of real-world controversies

January 23, 2015 2 comments

In the wake of North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and threats of violence against the US, the film has garnered worldwide attention.

Arts & Culture

Powerful portrayals fail to solve ‘Theory of Everything’

December 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Considering the imaginative nature of Hawking’s theories, “The Theory of Everything” seems too grounded in the traditional arcs of a biographical film.

Arts & Culture

Horror fest showcases international films

October 31, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Kuwaiti film “Wonderland, A True Story” compares Kuwait to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland through the perspective of Alice, who finds her way around a modern Middle Eastern fantasy world in search of someone who can turn the ace of cards back into a one. The film, one of 63 showcased in this year’s FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, integrates the plot of “Alice in Wonderland” into modern issues of bureaucracy and government. 

Arts & Culture

Memorial concert features renowned saxophonist

April 18, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Music performed by the Brown Jazz Band accompanied by world-renowned saxophonist Rick Margitza filled Salomon 101 Saturday night for the fourteenth annual concert in memory of Daniel Milano ’93, a former Jazz Band member. 

Arts & Culture

Exclusive: Q&A with Actress Laura Linney ’86

April 11, 2012 1 comment

Actress Laura Linney ’86 addressed a lively audience of students during an Ivy Film Festival event last night in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The Herald sat down with Linney afterward to talk about her experience at Brown and changes in the movie industry.

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Chinese film festival offers female perspective

March 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  As part of Brown’s Year of China, the film festival “Chinese Women’s Documentaries in the Market Era,” held this past weekend, projected female directors’ views of contemporary Chinese culture, politics and economic development.

Arts & Culture

Videos show glimpse of vanishing everyday life

February 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

“This is fat, too fat,” says an old man, pointing at the dead pig on a wooden table. The camera moves in on a closer shot of knives, fire and people’s hands hurrying to prepare a big, widely anticipated meal for the village. Soon, the screen fades out to another old man, staring at the camera and singing in a deep moan.