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Alan R. Xie

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Man of the Year
On Campus

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Entertains at Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year Roast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt received Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year title at a ludicrous roast, teasing the crowd with improv performances and discussing life as an entertainer at the following press conference.

Alan R. Xie
Film

Arts Vanity Issue: 'Gravity Falls' in Quotes

​It airs on Disney XD, but this is not just a children’s show.

Alabama Shakes at Boston Calling
Music

Boston Calling September 2015: Alabama Shakes

​Festival closing act Alabama Shakes proved itself to be a veritable force of nature late Sunday evening, taking the stage at Boston Calling as a historic supermoon eclipse combination reached its peak in the sky above.

Music

Boston Calling September 2015: Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men delivered a rousing performance on the slow opening night of Boston Calling.

Boston Calling
Music

Boston Calling September 2015

The Crimson Arts Board reviews the sixth edition of Boston Calling, which has over the past three years become a staple of the East Coast live music scene.

"Black Mass" photo.
Film

'Black Mass' Flawed but Compelling

"Black Mass" brings Whitey Bulger back to prominence, but fails to rise to the standard of prior portrayals.

Boston Calling crowd
Arts

Boston Calling Fall 2015

The Crimson Arts board provides a breakdown of the biggest acts at this fall's Boston Calling music festival—from Of Monsters and Men to The Avett Brothers.

Film

From Cannes: "Macbeth" a Fresh Take

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Justin Kurzel's new adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal "Macbeth."

Arts

From Cannes: "The Other Side" a Unique Look at Marginalization

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Roberto Minervini's "The Other Side," a film devoted to showing the lives led beyond the margins of mainstream American society in rural Louisiana.

Arts

From Cannes: "Chronic" Touching, Well-Crafted

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Chronic," a touching film about the life of a professional caretaker.

Film

From Cannes: Point/Counterpoint: "Marguerite & Julien"

In a point/counterpoint review from Cannes, Tianxing Lan and Alan Xie debate the merits of "Marguerite & Julien."

Macbeth
Arts

Macbeth

Marion Cotillard, director Justin Kerzel, Michael Fassbender, and producer Iain Canning attend the press conference for "Macbeth" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Film

From Cannes: "O Piseu" ("Office") Thrills, Horrifies

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "O Piseu" (English "Office"), a horrifying South Korean crime drama and the debut film of director Hong Won-chan.

Film

From Cannes: "Louder Than Bombs" Disjointed but Touching

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Louder Than Bombs," a flawed but nuanced portrait of a family in mourning.

Cinéma de la Plage
Arts

Cinéma de la Plage

The Cinéma de la Plage is the venue for free, public screenings of old films in the evening.