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Roma: Thoughtful Artistry in 1970’s Mexico City

Before watching Roma, it is best to allow yourself to enter the artist’s realm and forget you’re watching a film at all. This is a moving art piece of another time, a biography of people overlooked, containing something different from the blockbuster special or usual Netflix Original. When you envision yourself viewing within the art […]

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The Modernity of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Fear of Powerful Women

If you want to witness the fear of men, give a woman a crown. Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen of Scots does just this. In presenting a dynamic portrait of the formidable Mary Stuart, it leverages the contrast between the Scottish Queen and Elizabeth I, Queen of England, to illustrate that there is nothing more terrifying […]

One of the Most Important Films of the Year

Lukas Dhont’s debut feature Girl is not your typical coming-of-age story. In this film, Dhont captures adolescence in a mature and thought-provoking way. Girl‘s protagonist is the 16-year old ballet dancer Lara, who struggles with her transsexuality. Besides the daily pressure of perfecting her dancing technique, Lara is preparing for her full transition. She takes […]

Cinematography at Its Best: First Man Review

If the name Damien Chazelle does not seem heard, it definitely should. Following his two hit movies, Whiplash and La La Land, both nominated for the academy awards and, additionally, La La Land winning six Oscars, Chazelle delivers another movie following the journey of the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong. The movie First […]

Review: The Movie “Venom” Is Poison for the Comic Book Legend

On the 25th anniversary issue of the comic book “The Amazing Spider-Man #300,” Sony Pictures released the movie “Venom,” which is the name of the villain in the popular Spider-Man series. Venom’s second on-screen appearance was highly anticipated due to the casting of Tom Hardy as the eponymous character and the attachment of Zombieland director […]

“A Star Is Born,” a Drama That Meets Expectations: Review

Released on October 5, the fourth remake of the 1937 original film A Star Is Born was one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 so far. The movie was the directorial debut of actor Bradley Cooper, known from movies like Silver Linings Playbook and The Hangover trilogy. He’s also starring in the movie alongside […]