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“Dexter: New Blood” is a miniseries and a continuation of the original “Dexter.” The show seeks to appease fans disappointed with the original show’s finale. (Staff Illustration by Aaliya Luthra)

Review: ‘Dexter: New Blood’ continues exploring the complexities of the murderous antihero in series revival

By Lorena Campes, Staff Writer January 26, 2022

In an interview for The New York Times, actor Michael C. Hall remarked that he likes to think about his own obituary — he believes that “Dexter” will likely make its way into the first paragraph,...

Miklós Jancsó reimagines an ancient Greek myth in his 1974 film currently playing at the Metrograph. “Electra, My Love” uses an ancient narrative as a statement on contemporary politics. (Image courtesy of Metrograph and Kino Lorber)

Review: ‘Electra, My Love’ embodies the limits of revolution myths

By Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer January 26, 2022

In 1974, Hungarian director and screenwriter Miklós Jancsó said, “I used to think that humanity could be saved.”  But “Electra, My Love,” his film from the same year, abandons that philosophy...

“Wuhan Driver,” a short film directed by Tiger Ji, a Gallatin junior, follows a Chinese Uber driver experiencing racist interactions with several passengers in New York City during the pandemic. (Image courtesy of Tiger Ji)

Review: ‘Wuhan Driver’ loses its call to action, and itself, in vapid storytelling

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor January 25, 2022

Depicting an abysmal — and, perhaps, heartbreakingly recurring — night in the life of a Chinese Uber driver, Zhang (Wayne Chang), “Wuhan Driver” condenses a series of racist interactions between...

Mario Balmaseda and Yolanda Cuéllar are seen lying in bed during a scene from the Cuban film “One Way or Another.” This film was recently preserved by MoMAs “To Save and Project.” (Courtesy Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)

Review: ‘One Way or Another’ exposes the phoniness of so-called revolutionary men

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor January 24, 2022

Sara Gómez’s “One Way or Another” offers a feminist critique of the Cuban revolution that unmasks the so-called revolutionary qualities of the “new men” who supported the cause. Her film, originally...

“The Girl and the Spider” explores themes of love and loss. The film centers on two roommates clashing as one of them moves out of their apartment. (Image courtesy of Cinema Guild)

Review: The brittle poetry of ‘The Girl and the Spider’

By Egesi Iheduru, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

The soft Swiss drama “The Girl and the Spider” (dir. Silvan Zürcher, Ramon Zürcher) captures the emotional side of a tense relationship between former roommates, Lisa and Mara, as Lisa prepares to...

Ridley’s Scott’s new film “House of Gucci” stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani and Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci. The film follows the rise and fall of the Gucci family in the 1980s. (Image courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Review: ‘House of Gucci’ is a fashion catastrophe

By Isabella Armus, Deputy Arts Editor December 6, 2021

There was a palpable electricity in the air when I sat down to watch Ridley Scott’s directorial take on the infamous Gucci family murders. Maybe it was just the overpriced movie theater wine, but “House...

“Procession” is a 2021 documentary film directed by Robert Greene. It comprises six short films made by men who were sexually abused by priests. (Image courtesy of Netflix)

Review: ‘Procession’ is a meta masterwork on trauma

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Meta and hybrid documentary filmmaking has grown in popularity in recent years. Last year’s “Dick Johnson is Dead” (dir....

“Encanto,” Disney’s newest animated movie, features a Colombian family and was released on Nov. 24. Receiving scores of 7.7/10 on IMDb and and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is likely one of Disney’s best films since “Frozen.” (Image courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Review: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ has the Latine representation we’ve all been waiting for

By Lorraine Olaya, Copy Chief December 3, 2021

Say what you will about Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda or musicals — there is finally a movie representing me, a Colombian woman, so you know I had to see it.  I don’t even know where to start. “Encanto”...

“The Sex Lives of College Girls,” a television series co-created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, premiered on HBO Max on Nov. 18. The show follows the lives of four freshmen at a New England liberal arts college. (Image courtesy of HBO Max)

Review: ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is a refreshing look at… well, that

By Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor December 1, 2021

I am an Indian girl who loves comedy, so I have to watch anything Mindy Kaling makes. Also, as a college student, any show about other college students instantly grabs my attention. And since I’m from...

“Venom: Let There be Carnage,” directed by Andy Serkis, was released on Oct. 1. The film is an entertaining and enjoyable superhero sequel. (Image courtesy of Sony Pictures)

Review: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ comforts with campiness and predictability

By Justin Martinez, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

I have never seen the first Venom movie and I had no interest at all in seeing its sequel. However, after having now watched “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” in theaters, I’ll be the first in line if...

Edgar Wright’s new film “Last Night in Soho” is both a horror film and a nostalgic depiction of 1960s London. The story is told from the perspective of modern teenager Eloise Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) as she follows aspiring singer Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Sandie’s career-serving romantic relationship with Jack (Matt Smith). (Image courtesy of Focus Features)

Review: ‘Last Night in Soho’ ditches comedy for horror

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy — Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End — are some of the smartest comedies of this century, especially in the way they play with their...

Daniel Craig closes out his role as James Bond with “No Time To Die,” his fifth movie in the role. Craig played Bond for 15 years. (Image courtesy of MGM)

Review: ‘No Time to Die’ is the perfect ending for Daniel Craig’s Bond

By Saige Gipson, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

The long wait is over. “No Time to Die” was released in theaters last month after being postponed last year due to COVID-19. The film is the 25th in the James Bond franchise, which began in 1962.  The...