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,…

“Chuck” Is As Wild As Its Champion

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer The most compelling stories come either from a character with innumerable flaws, a character who assumes the role of an underdog, or a character based on a real person. In the case of “Chuck,” it comes from all three. Chuck Wepner’s name may not be immediately recognizable to those outside…

“A Woman’s Life” is Visually Beautiful But Narratively Dull

By Tyler Stevens, Contributing Writer After premiering at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, where it competed for the Golden Lion, a prize that in the past has gone to films like “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Wrestler,” and in this film’s year of competition, “The Woman Who Left,” “A Woman’s Life” is finally coming to US theaters…

“Three Generations” Struggles to Tell a Compelling Story of Transgender Youth

By Tyler Stevens, Contributing Writer While long-delayed road to distribution has yet to be fully explained, this film’s change in title from About Ray to its current title, “Three Generations,” feels perfectly fitting. The story follows Ray’s (Elle Fanning) battle to convince his estranged father to sign release forms allowing Ray to begin medically transitioning…