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Hoyas in Hollywood: Perfecting the Craft

When Brent Craft (MSB ’08) concluded his athletic career after graduation, he shifted his focus to an entirely different passion: filmmaking. After spending time in Los Angeles after college to work on the sets of television shows like “Friday Night Lights,” Craft began dedicating his time to an independent film[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Spielberg’

★★★★☆ HBO’s “Spielberg,” directed and produced by Susan Lacy, is no ordinary documentary. The film is as much a documentary about famed director Steven Spielberg’s life as it is about his filmmaking style — it is impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. The documentary’s narrative is[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Viceroy’s House’

★★★★☆ “Viceroy’s House” — like any film that tries to retell a major historical event — is faced with the daunting challenge of doing justice to people’s stories. The film follows the final viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville, as he works on overseeing the transition from[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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John Carroll Lynch on His Upcoming Film ‘Lucky,’ Plans for the Future

Of the many Hollywood actors who have turned to directorial roles over the course of their careers, few have had as celebrated an acting career as John Carroll Lynch. Lynch, best known for his acting roles in the films “Fargo,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Founder” and television show “American Horror[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Stronger’

★★★★☆ On April 15, 2013, the city of Boston changed forever. What began as a day of celebration, with all eyes on the Boston Marathon, quickly turned into anguish, as two homemade bombs detonated near the finish line. In the aftermath of the tragedy, symbols of strength emerged. One of[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

★★★★☆ Comical, corny and chaotic, the second installment of the “Kingsman” franchise, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” uses the momentum from the first film to deliver a high-octane and extremely entertaining visual experience. Director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was a surprise hit with audiences following its release in 2015.[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘American Assassin’

★★★☆☆ American Assassin is an origin story, and it starts as such at the very beginning. Like many beginnings, it sets a happy scene: Mitch Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien, romps on the beaches of Ibiza, Spain with his girlfriend — and soon after, fiancee — Katrina, played by Charlotte[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘It’

★★☆☆☆ In order for any horror movie to inspire anything beyond trivial fright, it must touch on the substance of real human experience. Through its scenes of terror, the film must tell a story with implications beyond flashy special effects and scare tactics. “It,” the newly released remake of the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie: ‘Ingrid Goes West’

★★★★☆ We live in an age dominated by the internet. Yet despite the increasing focus on image and the power of social media to show off cultural capital, few films have explored the effects and dangers of these trends. First-time filmmaker Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West,” starring Aubrey Plaza and[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide