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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…]


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

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…]

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‘Lady Bird’ Director Talks Sacramento, Filmmaking and Friendship

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut that delves into adolescent life in an all-girls Catholic school, is now the best-rated movie on film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, touting a 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating. With an average rating of 8.8/10, “Lady Bird” has surpassed the 8.6/10 rating “Toy[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

★★☆☆☆ The fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe series, “Justice League” is supposed to be Warner Bros.’ competitive response to Marvel’s successful superhero movie saga. While “Justice League” is an entertaining step up from DC’s last film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”,released in 2016, the film is flawed[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

★★★★★ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a story of vengeance and forgiveness. The film is driven by well-developed characters and chance encounters that seem — and often are — too good to be true. The film’s witty humor is always at the foreground, ready to make even the most[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

★★★☆☆ There have been a plethora of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ timeless “A Christmas Carol” over the decades, including “Scrooge,” a 1970 musical film adaptation, and “Christmas Carol: The Movie,” a 2001 animated film featuring the voices of Kate Winslet and Nicolas Cage. Drawing on the biographical work of Les[Read More…]

Film Review: ‘Coco’

Film Review: ‘Coco’

★★★★★ Adult audiences might not expect an animated film to explore difficult issues like the death and legacy of a loved one, but Disney Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, “Coco,” defies these expectations. With “Coco,” audiences of all ages are exposed to powerful and complex themes of love, loss and the[Read More…]

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

The United States is home to millions of people with distinct identities and rich stories to tell. Unfortunately, these stories are sometimes lost in translation; it can be difficult to understand the perspectives of people with such distinctly different backgrounds. But film has the power to foster an understanding of[Read More…]