Film


‘Shiva Baby’ Review: A Horrifically Funny Masterpiece

Overall, “Shiva Baby” shows a bright future for new, queer stories in filmmaking. It’s an expertly directed portrait of an extended family and all the complexities, questions, and deceptions that come with it.


‘Night in Paradise’ Review: A Gangster Film that Relies Too Much on Shock Value

Despite the masterful cinematography that elegantly captures the irony between the serene ocean view setting and the violent, gory shootouts, “Night in Paradise” scrambles to rely on its ghastly shock value to tell an otherwise dull story of Korean mobsters.


‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Review: It Didn’t Need To Be Four Hours Long

It is wonderful that a director has been given the opportunity to correct the changes and have his artistic vision honored. However, the end result feels drawn out, convoluted and repetitive — it screams vanity project rather than landmark superhero film.


‘Cherry’ Review: A Wild Ride through Addiction, War, and Love

In “Cherry,” the Russo brothers’ recent directorial effort starring Tom Holland, the audience gets a glimpse into the life of a man plagued by feelings of predestination and caught deep in the throes of PTSD.


‘The Father’ Review: A Heartbreaking Depiction of Dementia

With strikingly immersive storytelling, “The Father” forces its audience to assume the perspective of its protagonist, ensuring that they will feel anything but detached from his deeply emotive story.


‘Moxie’ Review: White Feminism and How Not to Write a Movie

“Moxie,” one of the newest Netflix original movies, attempts to tell an inspiring feminist story, but the end product is yet another microagressive, white feminist narrative — and the whole time, viewers are watching the wrong main character.


Bob Odenkirk on the Average Joes in Action and His Upcoming Movie, ‘Nobody’

On March 19, The Harvard Crimson joined Odenkirk as part of a virtual roundtable to discuss his foray into the realm of action entertainment, the production experience, and the significance of representing the “nobodies” of the world.


‘Yes Day’ Review: A Forced But Fun Family Comedy

“Yes Day” explores what happens when preteens acquire every wish their heart desires: For 24 hours, parents Allison and Carlos Torres (Jennifer Garner and Édgar Ramírez) must say “yes” to all of their three children’s requests.


‘News of the World’ Review: A Humble Reminder of The Power of Storytelling

“News of the World” transcends its modest Western derivation to deliver a poignant tale about building connections where humanity is scarce, affirming the beauty and importance of storytelling along the way.


Harvard Law School Film Screening, Discussion Scrutinize Influence of Misdemeanors in Criminal Justice System

Academics and advocates gathered for a panel discussion Thursday following a screening of a documentary based on HLS professor Alexandra Natapoff’s book about the influence of misdemeanors on America’s criminal justice system.


‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Review: A Wonderful Film, and a Missed Opportunity

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is an uplifting, action-packed, beautifully animated film with a lot of heart, and a worthy addition to the Disney canon. But being a part of that canon inevitably comes with limitations.


Portrait of An Artist: Robert Ouyang Rusli

Robert Ouyang Rusli is an Asian American musician and film composer. They scored Shatara Michelle Ford’s meditative, haunting debut film “Test Pattern,” which is available for rent now in Kino Lorber virtual cinemas.


‘Minari’ Review: A Subtle Asian Film

“Minari” is a beautiful film. Yes, because of its grounded, lush depiction of rural America, but also because of the story it tells: the immigrant experience — the American experience — and all its idiosyncrasies, its ups and downs, and its unparalleled beauty.


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