Movie review: ‘Black Mass’

Whitey Bulger is not the average gangster, so it’s fitting that “Black Mass” is not an average gangster film.

Sean Lundergan | Contributing Writer

‘End of the Tour’ doesn’t do justice to late author’s memory

In the seven years since David Foster Wallace’s death, the author’s legend has grown to immense proportions. Known for his dense, hyperactive essays and novels, Wallace has become an archetype of the tortured genius.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

Action sequences in “Furious 7” follow the series’ recently developed tradition of physics-defying car actions.

Jake Lee | Contributing Writer

‘American Sniper’ preview

Deemed the most lethal sniper in American history, Chris Kyle embodies the most patriotic and heroic values central to any famous war hero. Yet, as director Clint Eastwood is determined to show, he is not without his demons.

Wesley Jenkins | Contributing Reporter

Hollywood’s miracle men: How Phil Lord and Chris Miller manage to continue turning garbage into gold

Phil Lord and Chris Miller don’t make movies; they make miracles. Taking Hollywood’s most cynical, profit-driven ideas and injecting them with undeserved doses of wit and humanity, they violate every maxim that relates art and commerce in Tinseltown.

| Music Editor

Review: ‘Interstellar’ fails to reach cosmic expectations

What fills Christopher Nolan’s mind when he looks up at the stars? We know Kubrick ponders the nature of existence; Ridley Scott has nightmares of spacecraft turned to death traps; Michael Bay dreams of robots.

| Music Editor

‘Birdman’ a wild but moving meditation on the artistic process

The boundaries between fiction and fantasy are not incredibly clear in this movie, and that’s the fun of it all. As Thomson, Keaton is hilarious and disturbing, incredibly grounded and yet fantastical.

| Staff Writer

Movie review: ‘Gone Girl’

You don’t really know anyone in “Gone Girl,” at least until the film’s litany of tricks and twists and turns run its course. “Gone Girl” begins as one film and ends as another, with a radical shift thrown in the middle for good measure.

| Music Editor

‘Skeleton Twins’ strikes a perfect balance

Let’s go ahead and just fast forward to the inevitable ending of this article: the ending of “Skeleton Twins” was a little unrealistic. Okay. Moving on, because the majority of the 92-minute film was a well-written and beautiful depiction of depression, loneliness and the unbreakable tie of being a sibling.

| Staff Writer

Movie review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

When you are a super-soldier who has World War II-era American values but now has to deal with modern-day life in 2014, who can you really trust? “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” tries to answer this main question as it thrusts Captain America Steve Rogers, once again played by hunky Chris Evans, back into action.

Elena Wandzilak | TV Editor