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The Gilded Stage

Every year, film aficionados look forward to winter — not just for snow or the holidays but for their moment in the sun. The movie buff’s Super Bowl and the cinephile’s March Madness, the Academy Awards are the denouement of the film awards season that begins in November with the[Read More…]

Starring an immensely entertaining Matthew McConaughey, “Gold” tells the story of Kenny Wells, a businessman down on his luck who joins geologist Michael Acosta, played by Édgar Ramírez, on a quest to find gold deep in the Indonesian jungles.

Movie Review: ‘Gold’

★★☆☆☆ Matthew McConaughey’s recent spate of critically acclaimed and commercially lucrative performances has led several enthusiasts to dub the actor’s career revival “the McConaissance.” His rash of successful roles in films such as “True Detective” and ”Interstellar,” as well as a notable cameo in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” culminated[Read More…]


Movie Review: The Founder

★★★☆☆ Against a black background, the white words “Based on a true story” fade on the screen. “The Founder” slowly fades in, replacing the title card. The audience is introduced to a close-up frame of Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. He is staring directly at the audience delivering a[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Movie Review: Split

★★★★☆ Eighteen years after his landmark thriller “The Sixth Sense” premiered, acclaimed director Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan returns with “Split,” a psychological terror revolving around a man with 24 different personalities. Shyamalan’s reputation had been recently besmirched by flops like “The Last Airbender” of 2010 and “After Earth” of 2013.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Top Ten Movies of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, take a look back the year’s best films with our top 10 picks. Click Here to Read

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