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I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

When I go to screenings of movies I’m going to review, I write “lol” in my notes for failed attempts at humor, and “haha” for things that are actually funny. The lol-to-haha ratio for I Don’t Know How She Does It was absolutely dismal. There were like 10 “lol”s for every “haha.” Rarely[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide
New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

From the moment that the trailer of Warrior was publicized, the buzz surrounding the film largely consisted of two questions: Why did it give away the ending in the preview? And, hang on — didn’t I just see this film last year? Having seen the movie, I can assert that[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Alums’ Sundance Winner Shatters the Stereotype of Sci-Fi

Alums’ Sundance Winner Shatters the Stereotype of Sci-Fi

Written and directed by Georgetown graduates Mike Cahill (COL ’01) and Britt Marling (COL ’05), Another Earth is a story of redemption and second chances that arrive with the discovery of another earth orbiting around ours. Dubbed “Earth 2,” the planet begins as a mysterious dot in the sky, to[Read More…]

by August 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Fresh Thriller Blurs Reality and Fantasy

Director Duncan Jones first appeared on the Hollywood scene in 2009 with his work on the psychological and introspective sci-fi drama Moon. In his latest film Source Code, Jones takes the surrealism and depth of his previous work and applies it to the thriller genre, making for a complex, intriguing movie. The[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Jarring Foreign Film Delivers Heated Action

Quebeçois director Denis Villenueve crafts a dark and complex narrative in his 2010 film Incendies, adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s play “Scorched.” The film earned a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at this past year’s Academy Awards. The intricate story begins with brother and sister Simon and Jeanne Marwan (Maxim Gaudette[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Film Forecast: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Rain

The immortal words, “Are they not men?  Do they not have rational souls?  Are you not bound to love them as you love yourselves?”  were spoken by Antonio de Montesinos, a Dominican friar in Hispaniola in the sixteenth century in a passionate sermon against abuses inflicted upon indigenous slaves through[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

James Cameron Lost in the Deep

Director and producer James Cameron has arguably released two of the most notable and commercially successful films of the past several decades. In 1997, Titanic wowed audiences with its sensational graphics and old-style melodrama to become the highest-grossing film of all time. It held this record for 12 years until it was[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Rom Com Holds On by a String

Romantic relationships are confusing, exciting, overwhelming, exhilarating and oftentimes frustrating. Most of all, however, they’re necessary. Let’s be real: We all know this on some level, either from personal experience or observations of our friends — and that’s not even including the veritable slew of romantic comedy films pervading Hollywood.[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Five stars: Without a doubt, that is the rating Blue Valentine deserves. The kind of romantic comedy where the comedy is subtle and the romance is downplayed, with the sort of nonlinear narrative that has shaped dozens upon dozens of art-house flicks before it, Blue Valentine is truly magnificent. Its[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide