Film


Are Superhero Movies 'Boring as Shit'?

Ridley Scott threw Twitter into disarray last month when he said superhero movies are “fucking boring as shit” and that their scripts “aren’t any fucking good.” However inflammatory it was, the tweet raises larger questions about the state of superhero films.


25 Years Later, Baz Luhrmann's ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Has Stood the Test of Time

Although his unabashed and reckless style occasionally clouds the purity of the original play, Luhrmann’s work has stood the test of time as a blazing, brilliant and vibrant love story whose actors and scenery bring the script to life.


‘House of Gucci’ Review: Lady Gaga Rises Above a Mediocre Script

Though featuring an ensemble cast of greats like Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino, it is Lady Gaga’s magnetic performance as the power hungry Patrizia that stands out and offsets some of the film’s flaws in pacing and character development.


‘Being the Ricardos’ Review: For Better or For Worse, Sorkin Returns

If it is possible to genetically engineer a film to win an Academy Award, it makes sense that Amazon is the studio attempting it — and with “Being the Ricardos,” they seem to have gotten quite close.


‘West Side Story’ Review: Not Quite 'The Swingin’est Thing'

Though a fine revival, it does not look as though Spielberg’s “West Side Story” will replace the 1961 film, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, in terms of cultural legacy anytime soon.


Revisiting ‘Spirited Away’: A Timeless Tale of Capitalism

“Spirited Away” is a meticulously-crafted criticism of Westernization and capitalism, a story advocating for a restoration of and respect for the traditional rather than being caught up in a, in contrast to the common modern blind dive for growth and advancement.


Disney Animators Discuss Familia and Latin American Culture in ‘Encanto’

In a virtual webinar on Friday, Nov. 12, animators Rebecca Perez Stodolny and Jorge E. Ruiz Cano, along with production manager Natalia Adame Mendoza, discussed their experience working at Walt Disney Animation Studios on their newest film, “Encanto.”


Woman Director Spotlight: Sofia Coppola

Though she boasts a diverse filmography, it is clear that Coppola’s upbringing defines her cinematic perspective, and her films explore shared themes: the mundane aspects of the celebrity, concurring feelings of isolation and invasiveness, and the relationship between father and daughter.


‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone’ at 20: A Complicated Legacy

The series is one of the best large-scale book-to-screen adaptations ever. But — and it’s a big but — in recent years the Harry Potter franchise has increasingly been used to perpetrate actual harm to real people.


‘A Mouthful of Air’ Review: An Inadequate Look at Postpartum Depression

While Seyfried proves to be a phenomenal actress, “A Mouthful of Air” is underdeveloped in every aspect from storyline to character development, failing in its sincere attempt to raise awareness of postpartum depression.


‘The French Dispatch’ Proves Aesthetics are Important

"The French Dispatch" isn’t just witty and lovable because of its premise: Anderson pays undivided attention to costuming and set design, making “The French Dispatch” an unforgettable tribute.


Retrospective: ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Blurs the Line between Fantasy and Reality

“Pan’s Labyrinth” sticks with its viewers long after the credits run, and that illusory quality is enforced by intentional ambiguity. Del Toro does not explicitly answer whether Ophelia’s experiences are fantasy or reality and instead leaves it up to the viewer.


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