Film files: Summer films and TV shows to cure your finals-week blues

Need an excuse to procrastinate, or want something to look forward to after finals? Film columnist Hannah Eliot SC ’24 has you covered with film and TV recommendations.

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Scene it: The rise of true crime & the voyeurism of violence

True crime fans: be wary of the glamorization of violence, writes TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23.

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Being reel: Why the originality of ‘C’mon C’mon’ deserved more recognition

Despite its lack of Oscar nominations, film columnist Adam Osman-Krinsky PO ’25 explains how “C’mon C’mon” represents the future of the film industry.

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Frame rating: ‘Don’t Look Up’ is a disaster of astronomical proportions

“Don’t Look Up” is a clunky attempt at critiquing climate change, writes film columnist Gerrit Punt PO ’24, and you’re not automatically a climate denier for not liking it.

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Scene it: Holy Runtime, Batman! Are today’s movies getting longer?

If you’ve noticed that movies seem to be getting longer, you’re not alone. Inspired by the nearly 3-hour-long movie “The Batman,” TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23 breaks down this phenomenon.

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Being reel: ‘West Side Story’ (2021) is a remake that succeeds at all the wrong things

Despite recent praise, the 2021 remake of “West Side Story” is not that revolutionary of a film, argues film columnist Adam Osman-Krinsky PO ’25.

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