Film Review

‘Chemical Hearts’ is an honest teenage romance

Last weekend, I was snuggled up on the couch scrolling through Amazon Prime, browsing for a good flick to take my mind off all the studying I was neglecting. I stumbled across the trailer for Chemical Hearts, a teen drama starring Lili Reinhart ( Riverdale) and Austin Abrams ( Euphoria). It seemed like an easy watch I could fall asleep to, but I ended up loving it so much that the story stuck with me long after the credits.Continue...

Everyone is a sinner in ‘The Devil All the Time’

In The Devil All the Time , nobody is without sin—and some characters have sinned a lot more than they let on.Continue...

Charlie Kaufman outdoes himself with perplexing take on Queen’s alumnus’ novel

The films of Charlie Kaufman are meta and hard to parse, but in his latest, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, adapted for Netflix from Queen’s alumnus Iain Reid’s novel of the same name, he found a way to out-Kaufman himself.Continue...

Little Women brings modern feminism to a familiar story

2019 was the year of movie reboots, remakes, and questionable sequels. In a renaissance of retreading familiar stories in film, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women proves that some stories do deserve to be retold.Continue...

Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tackles the ethics of altering history

When I heard the new Quentin Tarantino movie was about the Manson Family, a radicalized cult, and their 1969 murder of American actress Sharon Tate, I was concerned. The writer-director is known for delighting in gore, and I feared the film would glorify the crimes and their perpetrators.Continue...

Reelout calls a wrap on festival's 19th year

Our reviews of Gays of Our Lives: Shorts Program and The Fabulous Life of Allan Carr

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Queer Film Festival serves up “Reelness”

Directed by Erin Heidenreich, Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her is a tender yet matter-of-fact documentary exploring the intersections of gender, religion and war through the perspective of a Pakistani athlete.Continue...

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...

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