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‘Vox Lux’—Shock ‘Value’

If there’s one thing abundantly clear about “Vox Lux,” it’s that this movie fancies itself as the highest and most relevant art. Why else would the film open with one of the most brutal depictions… Read More...

Who critiques the critics?

Jonah Koslofsky ’20 and Noah Harper ’19 are two guys who like to write about pop culture and occasionally review Brandeis productions. This week, they’re going to have a conversation about criticism in general. Shade…… Read More...

UTC’s ‘Godspell:’ ambitious and intriguing

Why “Godspell?” Of the countless stage plays and musicals available to Brandeis’ Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC), of all the possible material that would bring out the best in Brandeis performers, why choose a seventies pop-rock… Read More...

Turns out, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ requires no forgiveness

Without an ample marketing budget, indie movies often lack a worthy trailer. My heart hurt a little earlier this year when a friend told me the taut, micro-budget “Thoroughbreds” looked bad—but, then again, based on… Read More...

‘Because of the War’ highlights Liberian musicians

The Wasserman Cinematheque may be Brandeis’ best kept secret. A state-of-the-art theater located in the International Business School building of all places, the Wasserman has been home to a few cool events the past few… Read More...

‘Mid90s’ marks another solid entry in the A24 Cinematic Universe

A skateboard is a fascinating object. On the one hand, it’s an expensive, finely crafted tool, and there’s a real sense of intimacy between a seasoned skater and their board. At the same time, a… Read More...

‘A Star is Born’ – Shallow, for better or worse

“Directed by Bradley Cooper”—not a credit that inspires confidence. Whether he’s playing America’s Best Sniper, America’s Best Chef or a supporting character in a “Hangover” sequel, never have I said to myself “hey, when can… Read More...

‘Venom’- two tongues down

“I’ve had one of those things… up my ass!” exclaims Tom Hardy, in his terrible “American” accent, somewhere in the middle of “Venom.” Just one of the awful, laughable moments, “Venom” is a mediocre superhero… Read More...

Jonah at NYFF part 2: ‘Burning,’ ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ and ‘High Life’

“It’s hard to describe it with words. You have to see it to believe it.” – Hae-mi, “Burning” I wasn’t supposed to see “Burning.” I didn’t get a ticket. In hindsight, I don’t know why… Read More...

Jonah’s New York Film Festival Dispatch (Part 1)

Look, I like to think I know the current Hollywood landscape. I keep up with the industry and try to watch as many movies as I can, partially because I love it, and partially so… Read More...
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