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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
AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT

Summer Cinema Coming to a Theater Near You

May 25 ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Produced by Lucasfilm, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” marks the most recent installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, following 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Featuring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the film follows Solo’s adventures with Chewbacca and provides a glimpse of[Read More…]

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
NEW LINE CINEMA

Movie Review: ‘Rampage’

★★★★☆ “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton’s latest film, enticingly combines a far-fetched plot with compelling animations and on-screen chemistry for an experience that is equally humorous and thought-provoking. The film is based on the eponymous video game by Midway Games and follows a quiet pathologist, Davis Okoye, while he desperately tries[Read More…]

BEFORE THE DOOR PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]