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NEW REGENCY PICTURES

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is a Killer Queen Biopic

★★★★☆ “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a new biopic film, will excite even the most casual rock fans in this enjoyable exploration into the music of Queen and its larger than life frontman, Freddie Mercury, portrayed perfectly by Rami Malek. At its core, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a story of isolation and identity. Freddie[Read More…]

by November 1, 2018 0 comments The Guide
ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) (left) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) (right) spoke about their documentary “Dreams of Daraa," which highlights a woman's experience during the Syrian civil war, at an event Monday.

Alumnae Filmmakers Urge Continued Support for Syrian Refugees

Global activism on behalf of Syrian refugees falters as donors and activists become disinterested with the conflict, alumnae filmmakers Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) said at an event Oct. 29 in the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Dowd and Ngare showcased their documentary[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Manic Pixie Dream Girl Chooses Her Own Adventure

Oh, hey. I didn’t see you there, until precisely this very moment, when I climbed off my Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, removed my vintage leather bomber jacket, and shook out my helmet, revealing my a) long curly red tresses; b) short blonde pixie cut; c) Zooey Deschanel bangs. The helmet probably made[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Charming Cast and Captivating Costumes Characterize ‘Colette’

Charming Cast and Captivating Costumes Characterize ‘Colette’

“Colette” breathes new life into the period costume drama, telling a scandalous true story that will fascinate today’s viewers in the same way that the French novelist Colette’s work once rocked Parisian society at the turn of the century. The film tells the story of French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle[Read More…]

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

Director Paul Feig has put a feminine twist on gritty noir tropes in “A Simple Favor,” injecting the film with dark humor and sets that bend reality to bring the film’s two antiheroines to life. The film opens with Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick, livestreaming on her vlog, which[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Annapurna Pictures

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Is as Good as Gold

★★★★☆ “The Sisters Brothers” entertainingly explores familial love, man’s propensity toward both good and evil and the first use of a toothbrush. Jacques Audiard’s western dark comedy film, based on the Patrick deWitt novel of the same name, tells the story of brothers Charlie and Eli Sisters. The duo of[Read More…]

by October 1, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
THE AVALON

HIGHLIGHT REEL: Independent Film Theaters in Limbo as the District Evolves

Passing by the CVS Pharmacy on M Street, visitors to the Georgetown neighborhood might never guess that intrepid students could visit the same building and catch screenings of avant-garde dramas or racy adult films in the 1980s. Yet the area used to be home to a variety of independent film[Read More…]

LIVE NATION PRODUCTIONS

Cooper and Gaga Sparkle in ‘A Star Is Born’

Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) proves that “A Star Is Born,” though in its fourth iteration, is a story worth retelling. With chill-inducing live music and dynamic cinematography, Cooper makes the film his own, bringing this Hollywood classic to life in a way that stands out from its previous three star-studded[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through my own thought-movie. These thought-movies were documented in[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
MARVEL STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘Infinity War’

★★★★★ The culmination of 10 years of character development and plot groundwork through films like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,”  “Avengers: Infinity War” is an epic blockbuster in which the stakes are staggeringly high. The film proves to be a thrilling crossover with fan-favorite characters of[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide