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.
The Reel Talk column offers four topical movie and snack pairings that will satiate your hungry film-going stomach.
Among the best movies of the summer are “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “The Beach Bum” and “Under the Silver Lake”
Director Claire Denis’ new film “High Life” combines stunning visuals with a somewhat bizarre, provocative plot.
After the streaming service FilmStruck shut down, fans turned to the Criterion Channel. Here are five of the best movies on the platform.
Though the film is set in the year 2027, the world of “Children of Men” feels devastatingly real in comparison to our world today.