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Adam McKay unleashes ‘Vice’

January 6, 2019

Vice, released on Christmas Day, is a scathing review of an era that director Adam McKay might label ...

‘The Grinch’: He’s mean, green, back and better than ever

December 9, 2018

Hide your holly and protect your presents because the Grinch is back, and he’s out to steal Christmas ...

‘Beautiful Boy’: an emotionally stunning Best Picture contender

November 24, 2018

Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy accomplished exactly what it set out to: to give the viewer a sense o...

‘First Man’ offers a genuine and entertaining biopic on Neil Armstrong

November 15, 2018

History only provides us with faces and names. There are countless books and research written on these i...

Review of Colette

‘Colette’ gives a respectable tribute to the historical legend

October 13, 2018

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known publicly as “Colette,” was a French novelist writing in the early t...

'Mandy' gives one of the most unique horror experiences in years

‘Mandy’ gives one of the most unique horror experiences in years

September 21, 2018

I don’t know where to begin with Mandy. I could start with Nicolas Cage’s ludicrous performance. I...

'A Greater Society' aims to inspire a new generation of activists

‘A Greater Society’ aims to inspire a new generation of activists

September 14, 2018

Stacy Goldate (‘94) is no stranger to Wynmoor, a retirement community in South Florida where she regu...

Ethan Hawke creates a heartwarming directorial debut with ‘Blaze’

September 10, 2018

Like the artist it’s based upon, I had never even heard of Blaze until a few weeks ago. It wasn’t ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’: the age-old rom-com formula with an Asian twist

September 4, 2018

I finally got tickets a week after watching the movie go viral on social media, eager to witness the Asi...

‘Eighth Grade’ presents a harshly accurate portrayal of middle school

August 27, 2018

I expected to like Eighth Grade. It received rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival. It holds a whopping 9...

Krasinski’s 'A Quiet Place' is a roaring debut

Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ is a roaring debut

April 17, 2018

Be quiet and stay alive. That’s the name of the game in this spring’s latest horror movie, A Quiet Pl...

‘Red Sparrow,’ Red Alert

April 11, 2018

Red Sparrow, director Francis Lawrence’s spy-noire is a film rife with muddled plot development, a wasted...