Arts and Entertainment
By Madeline Hutchinson
Aurora’s Sunrise is by far the most poignant animated film of the year, communicating Armenian history in a novel medium.
Issue 2, Volume 114
By Renata Firestone
Does he deserve self-pity now? Does he deserve to even feel guilty?
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By Dorothy Ha
Through its witty dialogue and suspenseful plot, They Cloned Tyrone delivers a powerful message.
By Sofia Sen
Despite Disney’s many failures to adapt their movies into live-action, The Little Mermaid hits the mark, delivering the classic tale to a new generation.
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Director Lee Sung Jin crafts a masterful, mind-warping, and marvelously malicious feud in his new show, Beef.
Issue 16, Volume 113
By Sofia Thornley, Nathalie Cuevas
Return of the Jedi celebrated its 40th anniversary on April 28, marking 40 years since the conclusion of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Issue 15, Volume 113
By Lucien Clough
There is not one moment of safety within the three long hours of Beau is Afraid.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the newest addition to a long line of remakes and adaptations of the beloved video game.
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By Vita Kirschtein
Comedic appeal, incredible voice acting, and colorful world-building make Puss in Boots: The Last Wish a true animated success.
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By Galen Jack
Strobeck’s latest project, “Play Dead,” pushes his signature stylistic choices too far, making the skateboarding itself hard to appreciate.
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By Luca Adeishvili
Glass Onion is a cleverly subversive take on the mystery genre that excels in the quality of its writing and performances, despite an underutilized supporting cast and inconsistent pacing.
The Banshees of Inisherin truly succeeds on all fronts, creating a world out of a handful of characters and locations and unleashing a conflict both comedic in its original insignificance and tragic in its unfortunate poignance.
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By Munem Tajwar
Black Adam attempts to be the saving grace of DC’s cinematic universe, but falls short of the finish line.
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By Subha Bhuiyan
“Do Revenge” is a snappy teen drama and a social commentary on current issues.
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By Roxy Perazzo
In an honest depiction of a young woman’s struggle to get an abortion in a time when it was illegal, the desperation, fear, and isolation she feels are brought front and center.
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In a post-pandemic world, the experiences that movie theaters offer often trump the films they show, especially as these experiences begin to trend across social media.
By Virgenya Zhu, Gabriella Hoefner
Our brutally honest opinions on summer 2023 movies.
With its perfect blend of humor, action, and drama, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has reassured fans that there is still hope for the franchise.
𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑡 𝑂𝑛𝑐𝑒 and other Asian-led films dominated the 2023 Academy Awards, marking major steps for Asian representation in film.
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By Kostantina Tsahalis, Alexander Hinchliffe
Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 magnum opus on fascism and conformity sees a new 4K remaster at the NYC Film Forum.
By Sophia He, Galen Jack
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio places Walt Disney’s classic Pinocchio in fascist Italy, exploring the conflict between Pinocchio’s innocence and the horrors of World War I.
Starring David Harbour as a murderous Santa Claus, Violent Night proves to be a ho-ho-whole lot of unconventional Christmas fun.
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Director Parker Finn takes an impressive dive into the horror genre with his frightening debut film “Smile.”
By Lianne Ohayon
Welcome to Victory, California, where everything is not what it seems.
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By Santino Suarez
“Moonage Daydream” is as unorthodox as it is beautiful, and gives the viewer a retrospective look into David Bowie’s expansive career and stardom.
By The Arts & Entertainment Department
A&E’s picks for your next movie night!
Issue 13, Volume 112
A lack of a consistent tone and poorly written and acted characters squashes the potential of “House of Gucci.”
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By Caroline Pickering
“Turning Red” is a beautiful, hilarious family film that perfectly captures the strain growing up can put on family relationships.
“The Batman” provides something different and refreshing to the beloved franchise: nuance.
By Eleanor Leung
Excessive sexualization and glamorous scenes of substance abuse in “Euphoria” miss the mark in portraying adolescence, but its masterfully crafted characterization and cinematography makes the show strangely addictive.
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By Nicole Liu
With an unflinching and thrilling foray into the world of motherhood, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, “The Lost Daughter,” is a success.
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By Kaeden Ruparel
“Matrix: Resurrections” pales in comparison to its prequels in almost all aspects. Lana Wachowski’s outstanding direction and fascinating exploration of binary choices is all that keeps the film from fully falling flat.
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Mahershali Ali shines in an outstanding portrayal of Cameron in Benjamin Cleary’s superbly directed recent film “Swan Song,” which tells the story of a man with a terminal illness faced with an almost impossible decision.
A review of “Licorice Pizza,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest nostalgia film.
By Sayantan Saha
What is a “holiday movie?”
Nostalgic halloween shows and movies.
Issue 4, Volume 112
By Simone Raleigh
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By Kaeden Ruparel, Simone Raleigh
Psychological thriller and horror films juxtapose reality and hyper-realism, navigating a deeper discussion of real-world themes presented exclusively in high-stakes circumstances, to entertain audiences.
Issue 5, Volume 112
By Aaron Visser