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Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

★★☆☆☆ “Passengers” was projected to be a dazzling action science fiction thriller with hints of romantic drama, the movie from the director of “The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum. Despite its stellar protagonists, promising storyline and compelling visual effects, “Passengers” does not live up to its potential and fails to leave a[Read More…]

by December 29, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Love and Film in Despotic Darkness

“The Lovers and the Despot” is a documentary that examines life and culture in North Korea through the lens of dictator Kim Jong Il’s attempt to create an internationally recognized film industry in North Korea. Against the backdrop of long-existing Cold War tensions between North and South Korea, a South[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

EPSTEIN: Heartbreak and the Neuropsychology of Memory

Breakups, particularly painful ones, are difficult to forget. After having a broken heart, many people believe they will never get over it. But then, somehow, they eventually start thinking about their previous partner less and less, and all the negative feelings associated with the heartbreak slowly fade over time. I[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Pop Culture DC

Pop Culture DC

Washington, D.C., the capital of political secrets and cover-ups, has always been ready for its close-up. From classics like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” to popcorn flicks like “National Treasure,” D.C. has been in a constant star in TV and film. However, the Washington, D.C. seen in films and movies[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Hollywood Story

The Hollywood Story

When I was five years old, I dreamed about sashaying down the red carpet. It took 15 years, but this week, armed with a wristband I could flash at security to get almost anywhere I wanted and blistering enthusiasm, I finally made it. “Made it” being a euphemism for being[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Saint Laurent’

Movie Review: ‘Saint Laurent’

★★★★☆ In Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent,” to be released May 8, the formulaic biopic is decomposed and reconstructed to parallel the French designer’s innovative fashion. Time becomes meaningless as Yves Saint Laurent’s muses, business ventures and lovers are woven into a holistic view of his career. While YSL is applauded[Read More…]

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Black Movements Dance Theatre used a variety of styles in their spring show.

In Varied Forms, Art Provokes Challenging Conversations

This past academic year, Georgetown students struggled with national issues such as race relations, as well as personal issues of mental health and safety. While much of this dialogue took place in classrooms, Gaston Hall and Red Square, students also explored these themes through art. The following pieces highlight three[Read More…]

Storytelling in Cinema

In a world where films that clock in at or around three hours tend to take straight, white men as their subjects (last year alone gave us “Boyhood” and “Mr. Turner,” to name two), it takes a certain chutzpah to make an epic-length movie about 15 years in the life[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

★★★☆☆ Young director David Gelb has taken a sharp turn from his popular documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a heartwarming tale about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his son. As the newest film in a long line of resurrection horror movies, “The Lazarus Effect” is far different from Gelb’s earlier[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Beloved Sisters’

Movie Review: ‘Beloved Sisters’

★★★★☆ If your love is split between more than one person, can you ever really call it true love? This is the essential question invoked in German director Dominik Graf’s “Beloved Sisters.” The romance explores the private life of famous German poet, writer and dramatist Friedrich Schiller and his enduring[Read More…]

by January 24, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide