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Neha Mehrotra

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A Return to Form in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is not only one of the best—if not the best—additions to the Marvel cinematic universe but also a great stand-alone film about order in an imperfect society and the measures people will take to achieve it.

Jeers and Groaning in "Last Vegas"

In theory, “Last Vegas” should work. It has four acting heavyweights in De Niro, Kline, Freeman, and Douglas; the volatile, raunchy locale of Las Vegas; and the priceless opportunity to the mix the two together.

"Raised in Captivity" Captivates

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “Raised in Captivity,” running through Saturday at the Loeb Ex, can be classified as absurdist realism. The two words— “absurdist” and “realism”—create a paradox, and indeed, though the play’s characters struggle with realistic, universal problems, they are the victims of the oddest circumstances.

It's About Time to See 'Antigonick'

If a person were to pick up a copy of “Antigonick,” by Anne Carson, the cover will say it is a translation of Sophocles’s “Antigone.” The script of “Antogonick,” however, is more than a translation; it is an interpretation intertwined with artistic renderings, an odd mix between a graphic novel and a lyrical retelling—more a contained, visual experience than a traditional read.

“Rush” Has the Right Formula

Ron Howard's "Rush" follows one of the most passionate rivalries in Formula One history, that between racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Hemsworth and Brühl deliver stunning performances with the help of a nuanced script from Peter Morgan.

"Maker or Monster?"

At the end of the production, S speaks to Shelley, demanding his counterpart to decide what type of man he will be. “It’s time to decide who you are—master or monster,” he says. With such an emotional ending, Giles’s “Sea Change” invited its audience to live and breath the life of Mary Shelley, leaving a sentiment that resonated even after the curtains were closed.

"42" Covers Its Bases

Brian Helgeland's latest is a Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, chronicling the baseball legend's experience as he broke the color barrier in baseball. While Boseman delivers a powerful performance, whenever Helgeland steps away from the baseball field, the film tends to oversimplify its characters and relationships to a fault.

"That Thing": Light and Funny

Grace S. Sun’s production successfully translates Tom Hanks's popcorn-munching sensibilities and fun in "That Thing You Do!" All of the songs were played live, and it is through these performances that the dynamics of the group and its respective characters really came alive.