Ultimately, “Crimson Peak” is working within a distinct genre: a contemporary fairy tale told through a horror lens, with equal parts Gothic melodrama and gruesome violence.
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.
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.
The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded actress, director, and producer Taraji P. Henson the Artist of the Year award at its annual Cultural Rhythms event earlier this month.
“Sentinelle” ultimately falls short for those who want more poignancy from a narrative that carries so much potential for social commentary.
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.
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.
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,” 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.
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.
“Promising Young Woman” failed to deliver on all counts — offering only a reductive and tonally incoherent narrative with a harmful message around violence, survival and justice.
“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.
“I Care A Lot” is mostly compelling. While Pike is certainly the standout, the film features strong performances across the board.
“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.
The script for the finale is the most complex one yet. It sets up an intricate network of themes and narrative devices that are returned to and advanced with precision.
“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.