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Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ Evokes Bittersweet Nostalgia

“Mid90s,” a bittersweet and complex coming-of-age film, kindles deep nostalgia for the namesake era with masterfully subtle artistic direction by Jonah Hill and evocative performances. In his writing, directorial and producing debut, Hill tells the story of Stevie, a prepubescent boy played by Sunny Suljic, who is desperate to make[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments The Guide
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
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
‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

★★★★☆ “Tea With the Dames” invites viewers to escape the English rain for the gossip, wisdom and laughter shared in an afternoon chat between four women coming up on 60 years of friendship. The companionship between Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Joan Plowright has[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies
For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

★★★☆☆ “The Children Act,” the latest film adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel, has a strong cast and a compelling plot but fails to live up to the allure of its literary counterpart. The film, which is directed by Richard Eyre and distributed by FilmNation Entertainment, BBC Films, A24 and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies
DREAMWORKS

‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ Features Creative Magic but Falters in the Finale

After his impressive acting as the notorious Sergeant Donny Donowitz in “Inglourious Basterds,” Eli Roth has returned to cinema as a director for the fantasy movie “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs. Despite at times being slow-paced, “The House with[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
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
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
ANDRÉ ACIMAN

André Aciman, Author of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ Discusses Adapting the Script to the Big Screen

“Call Me by Your Name” is a 2007 novel by André Aciman that serves as an intimate portrayal of first love, sexual awakening and coming-of-age. Set in Italy in the summer of 1983, the story follows the burgeoning romance between 17-year-old Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, and graduate student Oliver,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide