In his literary response to “The Act of Killing,” a 2012 documentary about the Indonesian mass murders of the late 1900s, Patrick Hutecker HM ’24 explores how easily reality can be twisted.
Anais Rivero PZ ’22 examines the unequal treatment of characters in Netflix’s new film ‘The Half of It,’ and why praising the film for its representation may be undeserved.
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.
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.