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Koslofsky’s Corner: A New York Film Festival Briefing

Goodbye, Brandeis! I know, it feels like I just got here, but by the time you read this, I’ll be all packed for my two-week trip to New York City. What’s pulling me away from… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: what are we going to do with Dave Chappelle, old man?

“A guy your age wouldn’t even know the pain. It’s like in your generation the space shuttle [The Challenger] blows up every fucking day. How can you care about anything, when you care about every… Read More...

‘Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood’ is a desperate bid for transcendence from a filmmaker on his way out

Is there any American director with a brand-name that can rival Quentin Tarantino? For the last 25 years, this uncompromising auteur (or: stubborn misogynist) has been the loudest voice in violent, independent cinema. But not… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: And We’re Off!

Hello! Welcome to the Arts Section of The Brandeis Hoot! My name is Jonah, and I’ll be your arts editor for this coming year. I’m a senior studying English and film. Criticism, especially film criticism… Read More...

Extravagant, indulgent and somehow perfect: we’re truly in the ‘endgame’ now

“Because if we can’t protect the earth, you can be damn well sure we’ll avenge it.” So said Tony Stark to a petulant demigod seven years ago—and with the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” that day… Read More...

For ‘Gloria Bell,’ Coming-of-Age is a Constant

We never quite finish growing up, so it makes sense that the coming-of-age honchos at A24 would eventually finance a movie like “Gloria Bell.” After all, this is the same studio that brought us “Moonlight,”“Lady… Read More...

‘Shazam:’ the importance of being earnest

“Shazam” starts off like so many superhero movies: an over-the-top prologue, an average chase sequence—you get the picture. But about 15 minutes in, something changes. After getting kicked out of multiple group homes, Billy Batson… Read More...

Gaspar Noe’s Pulsing, Claustrophobic ‘Climax’ is a Bottled Anxiety Attack

So the first time I saw “Climax,” I had an anxiety attack. From what I understand, you’re not supposed to take a drug like LSD solo, and I’d say the same goes for seeing this… Read More...

In “Us,” Jordan Peele Unleashes His Apocalyptic Pessimism

Few endings are as gratifying as the conclusion of “Get Out.” Our hero, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) finally, well, gets out (with some unexpected help from a friend). But this crowd-pleasing closure was writer/director Jordan Peele’s… Read More...

‘Captain Marvel’ review: one small step…

After 20(!) feature films, it’s fair to say that the Marvel movies have a certain rhythm. These things tend to find their footing around the second act, as the action, characters and humor all coalesce… Read More...
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