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‘Black Mass’ has Johnny Depp, not much else

‘Black Mass’ has Johnny Depp, not much else

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Johnny Depp's performance as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" makes the otherwise hackneyed film enjoyable.

‘The Imitation Game’ boasts rich emotions

‘The Imitation Game’ boasts rich emotions

By Sidney Butler, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts, Film

"The Imitation Game" avoids falling into "Oscar bait" tropes

National Theatre Live brings ‘Frankenstein’ to Skirball

National Theatre Live brings ‘Frankenstein’ to Skirball

October 30, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  One of the best-kept secrets of the New York theater scene is located in the heart of NYU’s campus. Since 2009, the National Theatre Live program has recorded performances at the National Theatre in London and broadcas-ted them to cinemas around the world. One of those theaters is the Skirball...

Steve McQueen awakens emotions in ’12 Years a Slave’

Steve McQueen awakens emotions in ’12 Years a Slave’

October 17, 2013


Filed under Arts

  One of the many reasons “12 Years a Slave” is great is its resistance against depending on violence to elicit an emotional reaction. Of course, because the film is a slave narrative, director Steve McQueen never holds back from showing the brutality of the whippings, rapes and emoti...