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SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Hot on the heels of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards continued the discussion on gender equality and sexual harassment. The night was filled with touching tributes, awards for NYU alumnus and commentary that failed to address current problems in Hollywood.

The Twisted Brilliance of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

The Twisted Brilliance of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

By Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" tells the story of a cardiovascular surgeon with a seemingly perfect life, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’ Is No ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’ Is No ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Queen of the Desert," Werner Herzog's dramatic 2015 tale of the life of archaeologist and freedom fighter T.E. Lawrence, is like if you took everything about "Lawrence of Arabia" and made it bad.

Firth, Kidman elevate script in ‘Railway Man’

Firth, Kidman elevate script in ‘Railway Man’

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts

“The Railway Man” is three different movies bolted together with overtures toward a fourth tacked on at the beginning. There is potential in its premise — a former World War II prisoner of war attempts to track down his tormentor and find peace — and there are isolated moments when the movie w...

‘Stoker’ embodies best aspects of thriller films

‘Stoker’ embodies best aspects of thriller films

February 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

In his first English-language feature film, director Park Chan-Wook, the mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed “Oldboy” and The “Vengeance” Trilogy, channels Alfred Hitchcock in the gorgeously realized psychological thriller “Stoker.” The film follows India Stoker (Mia Was...

‘The Paperboy’ a return to form for ‘Precious’ director

‘The Paperboy’ a return to form for ‘Precious’ director

October 4, 2012


Filed under Arts

Even Matthew McConaughey or Zac Efron’s biggest skeptics may change their mind after director Lee Daniels’ (“Precious”) newest film, “The Paperboy.” The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Dexter, and is Daniels’ triumphant return to racy, southern film noir. Set in the...