“Greed Is Good” Turns 30

By Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor Few films define the decadent decade of the 1980s as accurately and with such brutal honesty as Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street.” Not only did Stone introduce audiences to a name now synonymous with greed—Gordon Gekko—but he also crafted a film that captured the turbulence and consequences of the corrupt, cocaine-fueled…

Technology or Drugs. Love and Basketball.

By David Wagner, Contributing Writer Vulfpeck are known not only for their good music, but for throwing the funkiest shindigs around. This ebullient group of old classmates from the University of Michigan have made a name for themselves for having the tightest rhythm section in the game. On Sunday at Brooklyn Steel, Vulfpeck lived up…

“The Big Red One: The Reconstruction” – A Rough But Solid War Film

By Jessica Ji, Contributing Writer Samuel Fuller was one of the most influential American filmmakers of the 20th century. To commemorate his work addressing the subject of war, the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting a series called “Film Is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies,” including his World War II epic,…

Wonder Woman, Dog Pee, and the Power of a Woman’s Presence

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Since I saw the film in June, I knew I wanted to talk about “Wonder Woman”. In a particularly strong summer for filmmaking, there was only one film that had me in actual tears. I could make a 7 article series about every little nuance I love about Dianna Prince’s…

Life Over Undeath: Looking at George A. Romero’s Zombie Films

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer Being a massive fan of horror, I’ve seen George Romero’s 1968 classic “Night of the Living Dead,” many times. It’s the film that most find when seeking out the roots of the zombie film. With remarkable writing, direction, editing, performances, even set design, the influence of this terrifying masterpiece is…

Hump Day Update: 9/13/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. The love of my life Stephen Colbert will…

“Stranded” and Other Preserved Films to Screen at Metrograph

By Joshua Jones, Contributing Writer In the relatively short history of cinema, many films have already been thought to have been lost forever. There are countless pictures that the audiences of today will never be able to experience. Unfortunately for both the modern fan of cinema and those trying to study film, these potentially brilliant…

Hump Day Update: 9/6/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. ABC has chosen to use Taylor Swift’s latest…

‘Truman’ Captures the Poignancy of Final Farewells

By Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer   Julian (Ricardo Darin) and Tomas (Javier Camara) are longtime friends who have not met each other in years. Julian has been diagnosed with cancer and, having experienced chemotherapy once before, decides to end his treatment and enjoy his remaining days of being alive. Tomas gets wind of Julian’s decision…

‘Obit’ Shows the Thought and Care Required for a NYT Obituary 

By Anubhuti Kumar, staff writer 9 a.m. and the first question asked in the office — who’s dead? The morning of an obituary writer for the New York Times begins with this question and a cup of coffee. As depressing and morbid as this may sound, the obit writers choose to look at it differently….

“The Dinner” Serves Unsatisfying Courses

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer “The Dinner” is a film which unfortunately not only bites off more than it can chew, but ostensibly chokes itself from overstuffing. The new feature, coming from American director Oren Moverman, is based on the 2013 bestseller of the same name by Dutch author Herman Koch. Despite its foreign origins,…