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I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

Eve Jones, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2020

As I sat in the car on the way home from seeing “Cats,” directed by Tom Hooper, the Greek myth of Medusa came to mind. In the story, Medusa is a monster with snakes for hair, who turns anyone who looks at her into stone statues that line her entryway. The king-to-be, wishing to rid himself of his...

Movie Review: Last Christmas

Movie Review: Last Christmas

Sophia Stewart, Opinions Managing Editor

January 10, 2020

“Last Christmas” had all the elements to make it the season’s guilty pleasure: English accents, charming London scenery, screenplay writing by Emma Thompson, well-known, likeable actors, music by George Michael and a heartwarming trailer. Unfortunately, these parts didn’t add up to a whole...

“Frozen II” uses humor to appeal to older audience

“Frozen II” uses humor to appeal to older audience

Phoebe Kallaher, Arts Editor

January 10, 2020

Today’s five-year-olds weren’t born when the original Frozen movie came out in 2013. As anybody older than five will remember, the movie was everywhere for the following year (“Let it Go” ranked #19 on officialcharts.com’s list of most-streamed songs for 2014). “Frozen II” lacks that...

New “Little Women” adaptation maintains relevance

New “Little Women” adaptation maintains relevance

Graham Krewinghaus and Aryn Lee

January 7, 2020

For those who have read the ever-relevant 1869 novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, news of yet another adaptation may bring excitement or exasperation (the novel has seen now six movie adaptations, several series and even an opera). For those who have not, the news of Saoirse Ronan, Timothée...

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2019

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about the international spectacle of "Parasite". The Washington Post called it “enlightening,” while the Wall Street Journal called it, simply, “a masterpiece.” Even the agency that believes it is the end all of movie reviews despite only sampling one type...

“The Lighthouse” provides psychological horror

“The Lighthouse” provides psychological horror

Elena Su, Arts Editor

November 22, 2019

A body lies in the moonlight, motionless, drowned in the sea. Underwater, a woman comes into focus; her eyes are open, and she is lovely. As the camera pans downwards, more details appear: scales, a fish’s tail. The mermaid’s face contorts hideously. She opens her mouth and begins to scream––a...

Movie Review: The Joker

Movie Review: The Joker

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2019

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche claimed that laughter was an invention born out of despair; its creation was a mere byproduct of our suffering, spurred by a desire to forget why we suffer.  In a way, “Joker” is based on that worldview. A man with so little to live for and nowhere to run...

Kagemusha: Dissecting the story of Kurosawa’s epic

Kagemusha: Dissecting the story of Kurosawa’s epic

Nick Eddinger, Photography Managing Editor

April 25, 2019

It is night time. Dust ripples through the small ridges and valleys of the area surrounding a large, classical Japanese castle. Droves of warriors lay in wait for a command from their general to lay siege upon the well-secured fortress. A rumble of small side conversations from the Samurai can be heard a...

Movie Review: The Princess Switch

Movie Review: The Princess Switch

Nick Eddinger, Photography Managing Editor

January 16, 2019

With holiday cheer and festivities coming to an end, Netflix beckons yet another round of low-budget, uninspired, feel-good Christmas movies to bring a sense of wholeness to your living-room. Last year saw the notable addition of “The Christmas Prince” which shook families with its tooth-achingl...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

Oliver Fox and Graham Krewinghaus

October 29, 2018

In the modern era, the band, Queen, is a household name. Everyone knows hits like “We Will Rock You”, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and “Another One Bites The Dust”. This, however, wasn’t always the case. Freddie Mercury and his band of misfits rose to fame because they never followed the formula. It ...

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

Mia Thompson, Rachel Nguyen, and Graham Krewinghaus

October 7, 2018

"Mid90s" is an outlier; a movie about teenagers that does not fall into the trope of coming of age stories that society loves. Through its raw emotion and deliberate yet understated screenplay, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut provides a necessary redefinition of what it means to grow up. Hill’...

Love, Simon Movie Review

Love, Simon Movie Review

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018

In an accepting community like Brookline, many would assume that a topic such as coming out would be easy to talk about. The movie, Love, Simon tells the story of a high school student who lives in a very similar community to that of Brookline and his journey of coming out. Simon Spier (played by...

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