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Movie Review: ‘Tomb Raider’

★★★☆☆ Departing from the painfully unwatchable original films, Alicia Vikander ushers the “Tomb Raider” franchise into a new era as the lead, Lara Croft, in director Roar Uthaug’s fantastical adaptation of Crystal Dynamics’ popular video game series. “Tomb Raider” follows Lara, the aimless, rebellious daughter of a long-missing adventurer, who[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
AMAZON STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘Gringo’

★★☆☆☆ “Why am I always getting screwed for doing my job?” wonders earnest businessman Harold Soyinka, played by David Oyelowo, in the beginning of the second act of “Gringo.” “Gringo,” director Nash Edgerton’s second feature film after “The Square,” spends 110 minutes on the twists and gore of the “always[Read More…]

by March 11, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
NON-STOP PRODUCTION

Movie Review: ‘Loveless’

★★★★★ “Loveless” paints a bleak, captivating portrait of the painful anger of a broken family and of humanity’s capacity for connection and love. The Russian-language film, subtitled in English, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy, Alexey, who disappears after overhearing a brutal fight between his divorcing parents. As the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 2 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Palacios’

“No need to go anywhere,” Holly, a widow living in St. Louis, Mo.,  says after just discovering a young black man sleeping on her roof. “Just come eat the breakfast.” The young man she addresses, named Eugene, is on the run for reasons that are only revealed near the end[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

★★★★☆ A dark, caustically comedic film that breathes new life into the classic dinner party pressure cooker trope, “The Party” is a satirical, witty airing of dirty laundry. The newest release by experimental filmmaker Sally Potter, “The Party” peels back the layers of middle-class elitism to reveal its hidden acidity.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
WALT DISNEY AND MARVEL

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

★★★★☆ “Black Panther” is a visually stunning marvel with a stellar cast that elevates an uninspired script. The film follows the newly crowned king and superhero T’Challa as he returns home to Wakanda and is thrust into conflict with a foe who threatens his homeland. Rachel Morrison’s cinematography, Ruth Carter’s[Read More…]

RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Forming Future Leaders in Media and Film

In the “Commencement” episode of “ The West Wing,” President Josiah Bartlet addresses a crowd on Healy Lawn for his daughter Zoey’s graduation from Georgetown University. The scene shows the lawn decorated in blue and gray banners, and Georgetown students donning caps and gowns to serve as extras in the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
GRISBI PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’

★★★★☆ “Hostiles,” directed by Scott Cooper, is a thought-provoking and raw Western that produces a semblance of hope. Instead of glorifying the West, the film presents an accurate and hard-to-stomach depiction of life at the time. The beginning of “Hostiles” is set in New Mexico in 1892. Army Captain Joseph[Read More…]

IMDB

Top 10 Movies of 2017

1. ‘Bad Genius’ Directed by: Nattawut Poonpiriya Starring: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Teeradon Supapunpinyo In a year that saw an unusual excess of comedic heist thrillers, “Bad Genius” easily tops the competition. The Thai blockbuster smashed box-office records in numerous Asian countries for its extraordinary portrayal of the exceedingly ordinary task of[Read More…]

PERFECT WORLD PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

During its invasion of France and Belgium in World War II, the German army cornered British forces in the French coastal town of Dunkirk. As Britain faced its darkest hour and the threat of an invasion loomed, the fates of the European democracies depended on the leadership of British Prime[Read More…]