Film Review

A tale as old as time, not quite retold

There’s no disputing that Disney’s 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast is beautifully crafted. The costumes, sets, music and cinematography are so detailed, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to look.Continue...

Abstract: The Art of Design

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes TV can stress me out. I get nervous about who’ll come out on top in Scandal, or who’ll get solitary confinement on Orange Is the New Black, or who’ll survive Game of Thrones — just kidding, no one survives.Continue...

Reviewing the Nominees

To conclude my Best Picture journey, I watched the remaining four films, all seemingly on separate ends of the Hollywood spectrum: Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight.Continue...

Snowden film highlights critical issues of mass surveillance

Edward Snowden is more than a man. He’s a topic surrounded in controversy — a controversy explored in the recently released film Snowden covering his life experiences as a government intelligence snoop.Continue...

The Coens’ Llewyn Davis is unsympathetic but excellent

The Coen brothers’ latest work Inside Llewyn Davis successfully attempts to bring to life the folk-music revivalist movement of the early 1960s that was most famously centered in New York’s Greenwich Village.Continue...

Nim versus nurture

Project Nim explores a group of scientists attempt to teach a chimp sign language.Continue...

Melancholy magic

Adventure ensues when The Illusionist’s protagonist heads to Scotland after finding himself jobless.Continue...