Crimson staff writer
‘Smile’ Review: A Shallow Treatment of Mental Illness in the World of the Supernatural
Although “Smile” fails to evince any artful portrayal of mental illness, it at least succeeds in a more fundamental, instinctual task of the horror genre — to scare, and to scare thoroughly.
'The Northman' Review: A Tediously Stoic Adaptation of Hamlet
Although replete with all the dark moodiness and savagery one expects from an Eggers film, “The Northman” tragically fails to extract any deep emotional investment from its audience.
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Review: A Thrilling Roller-Coaster Ride through the Multiverse
The film’s genius lies in its ability to track one woman’s sense of individual loss — of her dreams, her ambitions, her self — as it morphs into an exploration of her relationships with her family members.
Artist Profile: Shivaike Shah on ‘Uprooting Medea’ and Bringing the Classics into Conversation with the Contemporary
“[I’ve] had so many experiences backstage, certainly in fashion, where you may have managed to get diversity in front of the camera, but there’s nothing happening behind the camera,” Shah said.
‘Nighttown’ Preview: Molly Bloom Takes the Stage in an Operatic Reimagining of ‘Ulysses’
The production brings to life the complicated relationship between Leopold and Molly Bloom as seen through Molly’s perspective, which remains largely underdeveloped in the novel.
Unpopular Opinion: ‘Happy Feet’ is a Disturbingly Powerful Horror Movie
“Happy Feet” should have found its niche not in children’s cinema but in adult horror.