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

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

February 26, 2020 0 comments

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.

“Hair Love,” which played at the Avon alongside other Academy Award nominated animated shorts last week, won the Oscar Sunday night.

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Oscar-nominated animated shorts examine diverse personal relationships

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Last week, the Avon Cinema screened the 92nd Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film nominees in anticipation of the awards show. Out of the 92 short films that qualified for Oscar consideration, “Hair Love,” “Kitbull,” “Daughter,” “Sister” and “Memorable” were selected to compete in this category.

Uncut Gems grips audiences with groundbreaking, tension-filled storyline

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Uncut Gems grips audiences with groundbreaking, tension-filled storyline

February 5, 2020 0 comments

“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.

Portraying main characters Nicole and Charlie, Scarlett Johannson and Adam Driver communicate the painful process of divorce in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix last December.

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‘Marriage Story’ examines the judicial arbitration of love

January 23, 2020 0 comments

In his characteristic imitation of the mumblecore aesthetic, director Noah Baumbach tackles the transformation of love in his most recent project, “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix in December.

The documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, opens dialogue around stigma of menstruation in Hapur district, India. It follows the installation of a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine in the district, providing 600 pads per day.

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University student’s documentary short wins Oscar

February 25, 2019 1 comment

In just twenty-five minutes, the student-produced Oscar-winning short documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” draws attention to a global problem — the lack of access to supplies for and education about menstruation.

Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

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Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

February 25, 2019 2 comments

“Period. End of Sentence.,” executive co-produced by Charlotte Silverman ’22, won the award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards last night. In addition to Silverman, multiple alums and a professor were nominated for Oscars.

“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

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Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

The documentary “RBG” recounts the life and legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as her political and cultural legacy. Ginsburg has left an indelible mark on women’s rights in America.

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Alum’s ‘RBG’ nominated for Oscar

February 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unshakable grit and present-day persona imbue the opening minutes of Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG.”

“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.

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Five must-watch 2017 films ignored by Academy

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Oscars are coming up this weekend and, as tradition dictates, many of the year’s best films will not be represented. But just because the Oscars are missing out does not mean you have to.

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville command the screen in “Phantom Thread,” which explores the intricacies of a twisted relationship between a 1950s London dressmaker and his muse.

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‘Phantom Thread’ explores toxic love

January 31, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The toxicity of love can be strangely appealing — whether experienced directly or vicariously. Naturally, this does not hold true for all romances — indeed, it would not appear to hold true for most.