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Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" has been brought back to life at the Film Forum.

Life Imitates Art in ‘I Love You, Daddy’

Life Imitates Art in  ‘I Love You, Daddy’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Louis C.K.'s new film "I Love You, Daddy" is seen in new light with recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

A Powerful Portrait of the Holocaust

A Powerful Portrait of the Holocaust

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Claire Ferguson takes a new approach at examining the Holocaust in her new documentary "Destination Unknown."

Supernatural Lesbian Film Thrills

Supernatural Lesbian Film Thrills

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Thelma" is a Norwegian supernatural thriller that delves into sexuality, religion and the supernatural.

Ross Lynch Trades Disney For Dahmer

Ross Lynch Trades Disney For Dahmer

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Ross Lynch transforms into one of America's most famous serial killers in Marc Meyers' newest film, "My Friend Dahmer."

‘Félicité’ is a Musical Beauty

‘Félicité’ is a Musical Beauty

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Félicité," Senegal's submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, tells a poignant story of motherhood, music and the struggle for equality.

‘Victoria & Abdul’ Lacks Depth

‘Victoria & Abdul’ Lacks Depth

By Guru Ramanathan, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Victoria & Abdul" is a period drama like no other; exploring the platonic relationship between two unlike characters with glimpses of humor.

‘Dayveon’ Shows Promise, But Lacks Strength in Its Characters

‘Dayveon’ Shows Promise, But Lacks Strength in Its Characters

By Guru Ramanathan, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Dayveon," written, produced, directed (and everything else) by debut filmmaker Amman Abbasi, is a coming-of-age gangster film about innocence and loss.

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