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Heller empowers through recent film

By DELPHINE DOUGLAS – 6 years ago

I saw “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” right after watching Noah Baumbach’s “Mistress America”, and when my friend and I finally left the theater we spent the subway ride…

Problematic writing inhibits spies’ comedy

By SIEU NGUYEN – 6 years ago

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a mixture of action and comedy, sophistication and fatuity. With spectacular imagery, the film is an excellent choice for recreation; however,…

Film’s super-power cinematography soars with success

By SIEU NGUYEN – 7 years ago

Leading the Academy Awards this year with 9 nominations, it was no surprise that “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, brought home four prestigious…

‘Mommy’ exemplifies cinematic perfection

By REID ANTIN – 7 years ago

Once every few years, one will come across a work of art so breathtaking, so gorgeous and so perfect that it defies categorization. The experience of viewing Xavier Dolan’s ecstatic,…

Frankie Valli’s magic captured on screen

By CHARLES LYONS – 7 years ago

Released in November on DVD and Blu-ray and the first of two Clint Eastwood-directed films in 2014 (along with the upcoming “American Sniper”), “Jersey Boys” is Eastwood’s gayest film since,…

Nolan’s continuation of detached visual style disappoints

By CHARLES LYONS – 7 years ago

“Very graceful” “No…but very efficient” So goes an interaction between two characters midway through Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” a film which manages neither grace nor efficiency in its practical-minded staidness and…

‘Dazed’ continues to hold sway

By DANIEL BOGRAN – 7 years ago

Movies are a medium which relies on youth. Precisely because of this, countless youth-centered entertainments fill up screens across America each year. But these aren’t really about youth so much…

Film examines heart of hedonistic Italy

By TAYLOR THEWES – 8 years ago

I had never seen a stage performance quite like one that a female character gives in the film “The Great Beauty.” As the girl takes the stage, clad in her…