Lupita Nyong’o Screen Actors Guild Awards If it were possible to showcase all of her award looks in one picture, Lupita Nyong’o would be the only focus of this column. Never before has such an undiscovered talent dominated awards season in such stunning fashion (pun intended). She was in the running for best dressed at [...]
An actor, writer and director best known for his work on cult classics such as “Animal House,” “Groundhog Day” and the “Ghostbusters” films, Washington University alumnus and former trustee Harold Ramis died Monday.
Organized by an independent group led by sophomore Ari Allen, this weekend’s Jewish Film Festival is designed to provide cultural programming for Jewish students who are less interested in religious programs.
Fans across the globe were shocked and dismayed on Sunday afternoon when news broke that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away at age 46. Hoffman had a long and fruitful career as a film actor, stage actor and director and was known for his roles in movies like “Capote,” “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Almost Famous.
It’s hard to critique a movie adaptation of a beloved book objectively. Naturally, we fans want to nitpick over every tiny change and lament how such-and-such character doesn’t look the same way we imagined. In the best-case scenario, though, having read the book will bias our opinion of the movie positively since the film tells the same story that we know and love.
As much as we may like to pretend otherwise, no film list is really definitive. No matter how many times Citizen Kane has taken the top spot in “Sight & Sound,” cinema is subjective, and those who call themselves cinephiles have a variety of strongly held opinions on which movie truly deserves the top spot.
‘THE COUNSELOR,’ OCT. 25 Javier Bardem and Cormac McCarthy are a killer combination. Bardem’s role as Anton Chigurh in the movie adaptation of McCarthy’s book “No Country for Old Men” was among the most chilling in movie history. This time, McCarthy wrote the actual screenplay, and Bardem’s character looks just as crazy.
Fans of the extremely loved “Harry Potter” series were shocked Thursday when it was revealed that a spinoff movie series, based off the “Harry Potter” companion book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is in the works. This news is of particular interest to many college students, many of whom grew up with the “Harry Potter” series and are still avid fans.
‘Blue Caprice,’ Sept. 13 In 2002, the Washington, D.C., metro area was subject to a string of killings. The killers were tracked down, and the attacks have mostly been removed from the national consciousness. “Blue Caprice,” named for the car the killers used, revisits those terrible days. First-time director Alexandre Moors has received rave reviews [...]