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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…]

Scott Rudin Productions

‘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…]

WARNER BROS.

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…]

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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…]

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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…]

R.J. Palacio and Stephen Chbosky Discuss ‘Wonder’

After years of designing book jackets, R.J. Palacio released her own debut novel, “Wonder,” in 2012, with it quickly becoming a New York Times Bestseller. Now, just five years later, the film adaptation has hit the big screen. “Wonder” releases in theaters on Nov 17. “Wonder” tells the charming, heartwarming[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

★★★★★ “I know I’m not an ordinary kid,” Auggie says in a voiceover during the film’s opening scene. “I mean, I’m doing the right things. I just don’t look ordinary when I’m doing these things.” “Wonder” is the screen adaptation of author R.J. Palacio’s eponymous novel. Set to release in[Read More…]