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Top 10 Films of 2019

The Crimson Arts Board presents its TV favorites of the year, from "Parasite" to "Hustlers."

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‘The Two Popes’: An Endearing Introspection

“The Two Popes” is a stunning thematic achievement in building bridges; it’s unabashedly politically charged (and unmistakably pro-Francis), but Meirelles’ film does what it sets out to do well.

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In ‘Marriage Story,’ A Showbiz Marriage on the Rocks

For Charlie and Nicole, love and art are so intertwined, they are practically interchangeable. Perhaps the greatest tragedy is that they cannot achieve either one together.

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‘Frozen 2’ Is Well-Worth the Six Year Wait

Whatever goes on at Disney Animation Studios seems to be working, because “Frozen 2” is yet another indomitable, enjoyable powerhouse of an animated movie, and joins the canon of Disney classics — and in some ways, redefines it.

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Heartfelt Sincerity At Its Finest

Unrelentingly sweet but surprisingly therapeutic, director Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” transcends the genre norms that have defined uplifting, awards-friendly biopics for decades.

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Winners of the Best Documentary Award in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Come to Lowell House

On Nov. 14, Lowell House hosted an event with Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the directors of “For Sama,” which won L'Œil d'or, the Best Documentary award, at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Shines, Despite Its Flaws

Though the film suffers from a hefty length, some failings, and a heavy reliance on Kubrick’s original film, “Doctor Sleep” is a worthy addition to the King filmic canon and it succeeds in repairing many of the mistakes made by its predecessor.


Creating New Tradition: The Lowell House Film Series Welcomes Waad al-Kateab and Graham A. Sack ’03

In the second week of November, Lowell House will be hosting two award winning filmmakers.

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‘Mickey and the Bear’ Says Little — But Says the Necessary Things Well

Attanasio’s first film is an absolute success in its depiction of the myth — for many — of American upward mobility and its accompanying suffocation.

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‘The King’ Falls Short of Shakespeare’s Vision

In spite of its impressive casting and promising Shakespearean roots, Netflix’s new retelling of young Prince Hal’s rise to the throne in “The King” is nothing short of humorless and grim.

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‘The Report’: A Masterclass in Writing a Thriller

Pristinely paced and unflinchingly political, "The Report" is a well-polished exposé on the inhumane Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) deployed as counterterrorism measures in the wake of 9/11.

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Easy Money: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ and the Loathsome Hollywood Sequel

Alas, fans will be left disappointed — if not infuriated — by “Dark Fate,” which casually undermines everything that made the first two films great.

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‘Ford v. Ferrari’: Flash Can Be Substance

Like the film’s namesake supercars, director James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” is a monumental technical achievement — a sleek, well-oiled machine of a film that races through its well-paced action.

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‘Last Christmas’ Has No Pulse

The film situates itself somewhere at the nexus of Hallmark holiday schmaltz and Paul Feigian black comedy, saccharine romantic comedy fare and posthumous George Michael publicity material.

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Take a Stab at ‘Knives Out’

This Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery is a special, unique blend of humor, mystery, and intrigue that keeps viewers guessing until the end, and it almost lives up to the lofty expectations that it sets for itself.