movie review

‘Atomic Homefront’: environmentally conscious yet unsatisfying

In general, “Atomic Homefront” is not as interested as I had hoped it would be. The post-production of the film feels somewhat rushed, and the music is often generic for the subject matter: slightly heavy and orchestrated.

Phoenix Burnett | Contributing Writer

‘The Hate U Give:’ A memoir for life in St. Louis

It saddened me, this scene, this movie, that although it was fiction, it was the reality for black America. The scenes were so vivid and frighteningly realistic that I had forgotten I was watching a movie until the end, and that was the goal.

| Contributing Writer

Pranaya’s Picks: ‘Brick’

“Brick” succeeds in large part because watching this experiment unfold with reckless abandon is exhilarating.

Pranaya Pahwa | Film Editor

Pranaya’s Picks: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“2001: A Space Odyssey” is an act of madness and blinding, even reckless, ambition. The film seeks nothing less than to theorize on the past, present and future of human evolution. More maddening even than its objective is the film’s success.

Pranaya Pahwa | Film Editor

Sierra Burgess is, in fact, a loser—and the movie’s pretty lame, too.

Even if one ignores the extremely problematic elements of the film, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” simply falls flat as a romantic comedy.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Writer

‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ brings action back to life

“Mission: Impossible—Fallout” is that rare and refreshing film that knows exactly what it is and what it wants to do: awe us.

Pranaya Pahwa | Film Editor

How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ played with my emotions

As someone who grew up never seeing anybody who looked like her on television and in movies, except for Brenda Song on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Crazy Rich Asians” meant something to me.

Helen Li | Contributing Writer

‘Shoplifters’ brings an adrenaline rush to theaters

It is the little things that matter in “Shoplifters.” These details make the movie chillingly realistic and intricate. Centered on a family in the bottom of society united by their crimes, the movie uses subtle elements to reconstruct its viewers’ opinions on right and wrong.

Victoria Chen | Freshman Press Writer

Pranaya’s Picks: ‘Annihilation’

“Annihilation” disturbs, unsettles and makes your skin crawl. It raises questions and opens discussions. It requires and demands repeat viewing.

Pranaya Pahwa | Staff Writer

Movies to catch up on from break

Over Cadenza’s month and a half hiatus, there has been an excess of film releases. As the student body gets back into the swing of the semester, we know it’s hard to find time to squeeze in all of them.

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