Scene one, hot take one: Three (more) top films of the decade

Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 dishes up more top films of the 2010s, analyzing the scenes in each of them that will stay with you into the 2020s.

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Scene one, hot take one: Lost love and lost Oscars — A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 discusses “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”‘s artful and aching portrayal of first love and why it warranted an Oscar nod.

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Scene one, hot take one: An Oscars preview — what will win, what should win and what should have been nominated

Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 discusses the predictable, the mighty and the snubbed of the 92nd Academy Awards.

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Scene one, hot take one: Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece ‘Parasite’ spotlights rise of lower class

Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 reviews “Parasite,” the winner of the 2019 Sundance Palme d’Or and the film that has put director Bong Joon-ho in the limelight. “‘Parasite’ will be looked upon as a decade-defining film. Whether it be the camera, set design, themes, details, story, characters or gut-punch of an ending, it succeeds on every level,” he writes.

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