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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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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Film files: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ captures aching crises of youth and identity

“The Worst Person In The World” shows how life-altering decisions reveal what it means to be human, says film columnist Hannah Eliot SC ’24.

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‘Passing’ film screening and Q&A deepen conversations about race, identity and desire

On Feb. 24, the Pomona College English and Media Studies Departments hosted a screening of the 2021 film “Passing,” accompanied by a discussion with Pomona English professor Cherene Sherrard-Johnson and Pomona theater and dance professor Carolyn Ratteray.

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Scene it: Meet ‘Nightmare Alley,’ a nightmare of an Oscar nominee

For a psychological thriller, “Nightmare Alley” doesn’t leave a lingering impression or haunt the mind — never mind give nightmares, TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23 argues.

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Being reel: Bhutan’s first Academy Award nominated film redefines purpose

“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” honors Bhutan’s heritage while offering universally-relatable themes, film columnist Adam Osman-Krinsky PO ’25 writes.

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