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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne play Jane and Stephen Hawking in the new movie “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne spoke in an interview of the couple’s complex relationship and how the two changed over time in response to Stephen’s growing illness and career.

Film Bursts With Life

With the rise of the controversial ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the university’s debated policies concerning disabled students, “The Theory of Everything” comes just in time to take part in these ongoing conversations. Based on his first wife Jane Hawking’s 2004 memoir, the movie chronicles the overlapping personal and professional[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Eddie Redmayne talked about his experience working on "The Theory of Everything" at the film's D.C. premiere Friday.

Delving Into Hawking’s Mind

On Friday, Nov. 14, the highly anticipated movie “The Theory of Everything,” depicting the early years of the renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, will be released in Washington, D.C. The film stars Eddie Redmayne — currently best know for his roles in “Les Miserables” and “Hick” — who takes on the[Read More…]

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In the fast-paced action film “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhall gives a standout performance as an L.A. crime journalist, Louis Bloom.

Movie Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

★★★★☆ “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, is a tense and scathing criticism of the unstoppable and emotionally detached coverage of violence in today’s media. The difficult lead role, Louis Bloom, is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and offers a perfect challenge for an actor at this point in his[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Behind the Scenes of an MSB Student’s Directorial Debut

Behind the Scenes of an MSB Student’s Directorial Debut

Brett Treacy (MSB ’15), an aspiring filmmaker, recently debuted his first short film, “Petals.” The film follows the story of a young woman who is wrought with guilt and who pursues redemption, taking with her a symbolic bouquet of yellow roses. The film examines death and loss, but it also[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Film Captures the Energy and Emotion of the Beat Generation

Film Captures the Energy and Emotion of the Beat Generation

5/5 stars Two desperate men arguing through prison bars. Kill Your Darlings imprinted in bold white letters over the characters. When the film opens, immediately you know you’re in for a tense and shocking drama, yet Kill Your Darlings is so much more. This biopic of the relationship between a young and naive Allen Ginsberg (David[Read More…]

by November 3, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Star-Studded Film Kills the Enthusiasm

Star-Studded Film Kills the Enthusiasm

1/5 Stars Plenty of movies have little artistic value beyond short-lived comedy or action-packed entertainment and that’s the genre Machete Kills is attempting to encapsulate. There’s nothing wrong with that — there’s plenty of merit to movies that offer pure escapism, even if they’re only worth one watch. Machete Kills falls short of that goal,[Read More…]

by October 15, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized
Exploring Foreign Cinema

Exploring Foreign Cinema

As people trickled into the theater, bits of Spanish phrases blended with the laughter of a couple in the front row and the rustling of a potato chip bag. The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, Md., was underway.  Despite typically attracting a large audience, the enormous theater was less than[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Recovering from Finals Stress at a Matinee

As the semester draws to a close and all our procrastination comes back to haunt us, our longings are directed at the time a short three weeks from now when we will actually be able to consume more eggnog than we do coffee. While sleep will obviously be given priority[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Dark Winter Drama Chills Audiences

3/5 stars The opening scene of Deadfall is utterly confusing to me. The shot is composed of a snowy landscape, yet when I hear the voice-over of Eric Bana’s character, I immediately wonder, “Is there that much snow in Australia?” Then, the slight Australian accent shifts to a Southern drawl, and I’m reassured that[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Taking a New Look at a Cinema Legend

Creepy and fascinating, Hitchcock was an unexpected delight to watch. I am admittedly not well versed in the world of Alfred Hitchcock, but the movie was extremely well acted and full of clever nods to Hitchcock’s quirks and movies, even though I was only aware of that due to the knowing laughter[Read More…]

by November 24, 2012 0 comments The Guide