film

New horror flick harkens back to classics

By REID ANTIN – 7 years ago

In the 1970s and 80s, the horror genre was at its peak. The era had everything from genuinely great classics like Halloween and The Shining, to wonderfully so-bad-it’s-good schlock like…

Cult musical translates well to screen

By CHRIS GONZALEZ – 7 years ago

I’m a romantic at heart. In spite of my loneliness and reservations about the world, I root for those who find love and hurt when they lose it. However, I…

Murder mystery’s next suspect: Brooklyn

By REID ANTIN – 7 years ago

Owing more than a little to Woody Allen’s minor but entertaining “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” Lawrence Michael Levine’s latest film “Wild Canaries” (in which he writes, directs and stars) captures the…

VARC film showing targets factory farming industry

By CHRIS POMPETZKI – 7 years ago

Although it is common knowledge that fossil fuels are the source of a number of environmental problems, a lesser known threat is that of animal agriculture, which is responsible for…

Filmmaking alum brings Vassar studies to spotlight

By EMMA ROSENTHAL AND RAPHAEL MARIANI – 7 years ago

For Josh Alexander ’97, filmmaking starts with a philosophical question. As many forgetful seniors do, he never declared his philosophy correlate, but has kept the subject in his work post-graduation.…

Poitras’ new film, artistic if excessive

By CHARLES LYONS-BURT – 7 years ago

Matters of identity and personal narrative are no doubt at the center of Laura Poitras’ documentary “Citizenfour.” The film was conceived at the end of 2012 and completed mid-2014, and…

Tournées Film Festival features offbeat love

By EMMA ROSENTHAL – 7 years ago

Although the average movie-goer might be intimidated by the idea of six French films, the organizers of the Tournées Film Festival: Love in the 21st Century are making it accessible…

Historic war film achieves grand scale

By MEAGHAN HUGHES – 7 years ago

The first word that comes to mind when describing the movie “Unbroken” is “big.” Many of the scenes span vast landscapes, and even those depicting cramped and confined prison camps…