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Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

By Josie Spiegelman February 6, 2019

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to...

Lady Bird - Film Review

Lady Bird – Film Review

By Luca Pelo March 13, 2018

Once every ten years or so, a coming-of-age film is released that paves way for an entirely new subgenre of films. Productions like these are timeless, bypassing generational barriers, ringing true to...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Brothers Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Brothers Grimsby”

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...

Mill Valley Film Festival: Six Top Picks

Mill Valley Film Festival: Six Top Picks

The annual Mill Valley Film Festival, which attracts some of the biggest names in film, began on October 8 and will run until October 18. Here are six films that lifestyles editor Trent Waltz is looking...

Feminist and Furious

Feminist and Furious

By Gloria Robinson May 28, 2015

The blaring sound of engines entered my ears as the camera directed me up a woman’s skirt as she shot a gun for the car race to start. “Fast and Furious 7” was an action- packed film filled with...

Dallas Buyers Club Shines

“Dallas Buyers Club” Shines

By James Finn December 13, 2013

“Dallas Buyers’Club,” the brilliant new film from director Jean-Marc Vallee, is the story of Ron Woodruff, a rodeo cowboy living with AIDS in Dallas in the 1980s. The movie follows Woodruff (Matthew...

Graphic by: Cassie Jeong

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

By Bella Levaggi November 19, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success....

Woody Allens Latest Hit: Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen’s Latest Hit: “Blue Jasmine”

By James Finn September 27, 2013

“Blue Jasmine,” the latest film from cinematic master Woody Allen, is a whirlwind of emotion. After watching the movie, I felt as if I had completed a grueling session of therapy; I had found myself...

Why Wesley Was Wrong About The Great Gatsby

Why Wesley Was Wrong About “The Great Gatsby”

By Emma Boczek June 7, 2013

Reaction to the recent Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby was largely critical. “A $100 million, 3D Gatsby?” the public collectively cried. A 48 percent rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes,...

“The Hangover Part III” Review

“The Hangover Part III” Review

By Wesley Emblidge May 24, 2013

“It’s funny because he’s Jewish!” exclaims Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). “Don’t you get it?” Alan (Zach Galifianakis) sees the joke he’s trying to make, but doesn’t laugh. He doesn’t laugh,...

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

By Bella Levaggi March 24, 2013

These days many Tam students experience a story twice: once as a novel and again when it is inevitably adapted as a major motion picture. This trend, though sometimes enjoyable, is accelerating the decline...

VFX protest outside the Oscars, photo courtesy of VFX artist Jeff Heusser

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Support the VFX Protests

By Wesley Emblidge March 17, 2013

There were a lot of terrible things at the Academy Awards this year: Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song, the use of the “Jaws” theme to play people offstage, and “Skyfall” not winning...

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