Captain Marvel Pioneers New Wave of Female Heroes

Spoilers ahead! At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” fans left theaters feeling dejected and hopeless after seeing their favorite heroes dissipate before their eyes. But the film’s post-credits scene offered a light of...

Unpopular Opinions: Remakes and Reboots

From “A Star Is Born” to the upcoming live-action “The Lion King,” remakes and reboots have been mainstays in Hollywood for decades. Though it is easy to immediately discredit a retelling as unoriginal or...

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

Though Hollywood has produced an extensive range of gangster films, few are able to explore the humanity of the gangsters themselves and surpass the violent nature of the genre. “Dayveon,” a coming-of-age self-described gangster...

‘Searching for Mr. Rugoff’ Immortalizes a Titan of the Film Industry

Before watching “Searching for Mr. Rugoff,” I did what most viewers would probably do — I googled Donald Rugoff. I hadn’t known the name before hearing the title and as such, I thought that...

Monsters scare in ‘The Hallow’

Menacing creatures of the forest steal the show in Corin Hardy’s directorial debut “The Hallow.” The film takes place in rural Ireland, where a conservationist Adam Hitchens (Joseph Mawle), his wife Claire (Bojana Novakovic)...

Film depicts raw family dynamics

“Brahmin Bulls” offers a refreshing and honest peek into the relationship of a father and son. The film, directed by NYU alumnus Mahesh Pailoor, manages to balance poignant, raw and realistic moments in the...

‘The Witch’ Delivers as a Folktale and Horror Flick

It would seem that oral folklore — stories whispered around a fire or passed down through generations — has become a thing of the past. We no longer use myths or ballads to warn...

Remembering the Late, Great Chadwick Boseman

I believe Chadwick Boseman was and always will be an extremely rare kind of actor — one of the true, real-deal movie stars. He was a man of high class and charisma, noticeably devoid...

Race Seen Through Three Lenses

Movies of the summer like “Blindspotting,” “Sorry to Bother You” and “BlacKkKlansman” are making waves in more ways than one. These rule-breaking, genre-warping feats of imagination brought refreshing variety, demonstrating on a minute-yet-notable scale...

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Is a Masterful Portrayal of Van Gogh’s Final Years

Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe has been receiving critical acclaim ever since the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.

Alum directs gritty, emotional ‘White’

The drama film “James White” tells an abnormally raw and gritty version of the coming-of-age story. Written and directed by Tisch alumnus Josh Mond, “James White” follows the title character (Christopher Abbot), a troubled...

Anthology Revives Tax Shelter Films

In the 1970s, the term “tax shelter film” was added to the Canadian vernacular. The Capital Cost Allowance — which was later included in the nation's Income Tax Act — essentially allowed films to...
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