Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 takes a look back at the best films of the 2010s, and the scenes that made them the greatest of the decade.
Film columnist Hannah Avalos PO ’21 analyzes the whacky, wondrous and perplexing world that is “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch.” “Unease and self-awareness form the show’s foundation, with a layer of dark humor laid underneath the bright set.”
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.
Film columnist Hannah Avalos PO ’21 discusses the value of “Marriage Story” and its message to pursue love despite inevitable hardships.
Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 discusses the predictable, the mighty and the snubbed of the 92nd Academy Awards.
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.
TV columnist Rachael Diamond SC ’21 considers the ramifications of ‘Breaking Bad’ epilogue ‘El Camino.’ “Despite being an inessential addition to Jesse’s story, the film certainly doesn’t detract from the magnificence of the show’s conclusion,” she writes.
In this week’s film column, Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 reviews Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” arguing against those who claim the film is a glorification of mass violence committed by white men.
In this week’s film column, Rachael Diamond SC ’21 reviews “Hustlers,” praising its dramatic, yet touching portrayal of female friendship amidst financial hardship. She writes, “Regardless of the questionable moral dynamics at play, you leave the theater in utter admiration of Destiny’s and Ramona’s tenacity … a testament to the powerful allure of the film — and of money itself.”
Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 reviews “Ad Astra” in this week’s TV column, praising Brad Pitt’s powerful and nuanced performance.