Movies for Every Sports Fan

  By Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Sports Editor What makes a good sports film? An underdog character, an obstacle and an epic climactic moment that elicit feelings of camaraderie, pride, and love for the sport. From classic legends to quirky tales, these movies have all the ingredients for feel-good motivational stories that are sure to entertain…

‘On Chesil Beach’ Offers New Perspective on Love and Intimacy

  By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer     The wedding night of two young lovers sets the stage perfectly for fumbling nerves and heartbreaking revelations.   At a seaside hotel in 1960’s England, a pair of virgin newlyweds–played by Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle–play a precarious game of delaying their consummation. Some moments are tender,…

How Marvel Solved It’s Apu Problem

  By Carter Glace, Staff Writer In spite of the reputation around the series now, I still defend The Simpsons. Has the series failed to live up to it’s Golden Years? Yes, but how many shows at all have lived up to that standard? I still feel like it’s last few years have had more…

Hump Day Update 4/25/18

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.   To start off with some very sad news,…

“The Strangers: Prey at Night”

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer   Johannes Roberts’ unnecessary horror sequel “The Strangers: Prey at Night” features Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America,” visuals straight out of a John Carpenter horror movie, and inexplicable plotting all within the opening five minutes. The film quickly establishes the type of horror flick the audience has to sit through…

“Mute” A Spiritual Sequel to “Moon”

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer   Duncan Jones’ “Moon” is an underrated sci-fi film that became a cult classic due to the astounding performance from Sam Rockwell, stunning visual effects on a small budget, and a haunting score from Clint Mansell. Almost ten years later, Jones has co-written and directed “Mute,” a spiritual sequel to…

The Ephemeral Life in ‘Leaning Into the Wind’

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer “Leaning Into the Wind — Andy Goldsworthy,” directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, gracefully follows British sculptor Goldsworthy through his various installations and sculptures of nature. Interviews with Goldsworthy and his art supplement the documentary’s philosophical and spiritual undertones. The film itself is a mesmerizing masterpiece of cinematography that captures the artist’s…

Hump Day Update 3/21/18

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.   “American Idol” is back and telling people around…

Hump Day Update 3/7/18

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.   There is a new trailer for “Roseanne” for…

A Portrait of Familial Grief in “Strong Island”

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer On a spring night in 1992 on Long Island, twenty-four-year-old William Ford was shot dead. The end of William’s life is the beginning of the story that his younger brother, director Yance Ford, tells in the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Strong Island.” Last Thursday, BAMcinématek hosted a screening of the film…

An Ode to Kraven the Hunter: Black Panther’s Next Great Villain

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Deciding what to write about “Black Panther” proved to be more challenging than I anticipated. Not because the film isn’t good—it is an absolute wonder, possibly the best Marvel film—not because there is nothing interesting to discuss in regards to the film’s cultural significance—the exact opposite in fact—but what could…