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Safety Not Guaranteed is Indie Gold

Arts November 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sarah Robbins ’17 Contributing Writer  First coming to life at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, Safety Not Guaranteed hit theaters when screenwriter Derek Connolly received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Written in response to a real ad published in a 1997 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine, Safety Not GuaranteedRead More

Unforgettable Saga of 12 Years A Slave

Arts November 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The reviews for 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen’s newest, horrifying, dazzling film, have run the whole gamut of reactions. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times described the singular importance of the film, asserting that it “may be the one that finally makesRead More

Joseph Gordon-Levitt All Grown Up

Arts October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor Don Jon doesn’t just open onto the movie screen – it explodes. The bursts of sound and saturated color are enough to give you motion sickness, and this isn’t even taking into account the fast-moving images of women’s bodies: stick-thin, tanned and wildly distorted.Read More

Short Term 12: A Long-Term Success?

Arts October 3, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor Many critics have called Short Term 12 the best film of the year. I can’t say I fully agree; its tear-jerking sentiment is familiar to audiences by now. Or, more accurately, I wouldn’t agree at all, if it weren’t for the small miracle ofRead More

Reenacting Genocide: The Act of Killing

Arts September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The opening shot of Joshua Oppenheimer’s heart-wrenching documentary The Act of Killing is, simply put, bizarre. The setting, though we know it to be Indonesia, has a paradisiacal quality that is sometimes familiar, but most often disorienting in its surreal treatment of naturalistic beauty.Read More