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Caleb J.T. Thompson

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Film

"Gravity" a Breathtaking Success

In its admirable fidelity to scientific accuracy and the look and feel of 21st-century intergalactic travel, Alfonso Cuarón's “Gravity” attains a level of grounded reality that this year’s other sci-fi efforts such as “Pacific Rim” and “Elysium” can only dream of.

Film

Park's "Stoker" An Icy Affair

Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut filled with sights but little fright. With its funereal calm and measured pacing, “Stoker” initially seems a million miles away from the kinetic heat of “Oldboy.” Dig deeper, though, and this exercise in style is a pleasing evolution of Park’s visual palette.

Film

Oscar Watch: "Amour"

Director Michael Haneke's game, as it always has been, is to make the audience complicit in whatever heinous act he chooses to depict onscreen, in this case the euthanasia of someone in extreme pain.

Film

Jennifer Lawrence

Crimson arts editor Caleb J.T. Thompson picks who should win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Film

Kubrick, Brilliant Yet Distant

A short retrospective on Stanley Kubrick as the MFA explores his oeuvre.

Film

Fact, Fiction, and Freedom in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

No recent event in American foreign policy has captured the public imagination like the killing of Osama bin Laden, and Kathryn Bigelow's slick, technically brilliant film "Zero Dark Thirty" is surely only the first in what will be many retellings of the story. However, one problematic feature of the narrative has sparked massive amounts of controversy—the movie's depiction of torture.

Music

Beat of the Bay: The Vandelles

The Vandelles are the first group I’ve heard who genuinely seem to be developing the form, pushing the boundaries, and making something new.

Music

Odd Future: Revolutionary or Revolting?

Caleb J. Thompson and Indiana T. Seresin engage in their own dialogue about Odd Future’s aggressive lyrical content.

Film

‘The Artist’ to Ascend to Academy Glory

'The Artist' will capture the lion's share of awards at the Oscars on Sunday, but 'Senna' and 'Of Gods and Men' deserve recognition as well.

Film

'Shame' Portrays Sexual Addiction in the Nude

While Michael Fassbender gives a five-star performance, the lack of a compelling emotional journey stands as the greatest flaw of "Shame."

Music

Cultfever Shows Early Promise

Cultfever talks debut album, live shows, and influences

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IOP

Tea Party Seen As Key Political Force

A panel of journalists and political activists agreed that the Tea Party has become an increasingly important force in American politics at a discussion entitled “The Tea Party: What’s Brewing for the Budget Battle and the Ballot Box,” hosted by the Institute of Politics yesterday.

Senior Portrait: Ryu Goto '11
Seniors

Ryu Goto '11

A renowned violinist with a broad range of interests

On Campus

Brattle Street, A Hidden Gem

Brattle and Columbia’s “fourbythree” bring character and technical prowess

Music

LCD Soundsystem Keep Their Edge

Acclaimed band plays epic farewell shows in NYC.

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

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Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith