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Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

By Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

By Dahlia Zail and Milo Levine

March 8, 2017

Holocaust Jokes: When a Joke Crosses the Line By Dahlia Zail I am a Jew, and I have always worn the identity with pride. I went to Hebrew school from first grade to my freshman year. I had a Bat Mitzvah, travelled to Israel twice, and have gone to Jewish sleep away camp for five years. I spent my who...

Zootopia: A “Children’s Movie” for all Ages

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By Trevor Bukowski

June 2, 2016

Welcome to the animated world where humans don’t exist, sloths drive sports cars, and a gazelle is a national pop sensation. Zootopia, a Walt Disney Production, hit theaters on March 4th, bringing in 73.7 million dollars in the opening weekend, and making it Disney’s most successful release. Although...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Brothers Grimsby”

Sacha Baron Cohen’s

By Marie Hogan

May 4, 2016

The first thing to know about “The Brothers Grimsby,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, is that it is a Sacha Baron Cohen film. The second thing to know is that elephant semen is a major plot point. So is “The Brothers Grimsby” good? Bad? It’s a question I was forced to ask myself a lot...

The DUFF: “Dramatic and Unexpectedly Fine Film”

The DUFF: “Dramatic and Unexpectedly Fine Film”

By Cam Vernali

April 2, 2015

I would not label myself as a movie buff; sure, I enjoy good films, can appreciate well-made cinematography, and will catch up on new movies with friends when I have time. Going to a movie theater and paying for a $12 movie ticket is not my idea of an enjoyable time but recently, I drove down to my local...

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

Photo by Lacy Atkins for the SF Chronicle.

By Ethan Lawrence

October 23, 2013

A benefit concert for Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez (class of 2011) will take place at the Sweetwater Music Hall in downtown Mill Valley on November 26 at 7 p.m. The concert is organized by friends of Rodriguez and seniors Devon Lawrence and Rachael Ferm. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a rare type of...

Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

Photo Courtesy of: Zoab Kapoor

By Sander Lutz

January 6, 2013

Born and raised on the independent Southeast Asian island of Singapore, senior Zoab Kapoor has pursued a range of very diverse interests since his youth. “My ideal career goal is ‘physicist who is a comedian in the evenings,’” Kapoor said. “That would be strange, I admit, kind of un...

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Is there really anything more compelling than the story of a small town butter carving competition? “Butter,” the film by Jim Field Smith that showed at the recent 34th Mill Valley Film Festival, makes you believe that there really isn’t. However it’s more than just that, the film is actually a...

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

By Wesley Emblidge

September 26, 2011

Here are two words that probably shouldn’t go in the same sentence: cancer and comedy. However, those are the two best words to sum up the new film by Jonathan Levine, “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon- Levitt as Adam, a man diagnosed with cancer at just 27. Instead of taking the typical dramatic route, screenwriter Will Reiser (who drew from his real life experien...

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn’t The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn't The Green Hornet

By Wesley Emblidge

January 14, 2011

Sometimes when you see a movie trailer, you think “Oh, that looks awesome!” but oftentimes, the film fails to live up to your high expectations. “The Green Hornet,” the new superhero action-comedy starring and written by Seth Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry, is one of those films. The el...