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‘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...

Unstuck from time and self, ‘Transit’ demands your attention

There’s an espresso machine in the first shot of “Transit.” It’s not an especially fancy espresso machine, an average appliance you’d expect in any modern café. But protagonist Georg (Franz Ragowski) isn’t having coffee in… Read More...

Turns out some good stuff has snuck onto Netflix

Let’s face it: There’s a lot of crap on Netflix. On the level playing field of auto-playing thumbnails, it can be difficult to tell the good stuff from the bad. Netflix doesn’t care if you… Read More...

‘Greenbook,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and leaving the Oscars behind

On March 4, 2018, “Get Out” won an Oscar. This was an enormous victory. Writer/director Jordan Peele walked away with the golden statue for Best Original Screenplay, awarding his work on a horror movie, a… Read More...

Alas, ‘Glass’ disappoints

How did we get here? Nineteen years ago, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan made “Unbreakable,” a nifty little deconstruction of the superhero genre starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a quietly indestructible man. The film concluded… Read More...

‘Vice:’ nearly as frustrating as the Bush presidency

Three years ago, Adam McKay won an Oscar. This was… a career shift: McKay made his name directing Will Ferrell comedies like “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights.” He’d never come off as a bad filmmaker… Read More...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ finds a unique take on the Wall-Crawler

Over the past two decades, three white guys have played Spider-Man. There was the original, chubby-faced Tobey Maguire, the Coldplay-listening skateboarder (we don’t talk about him) and the best of the bunch, the charming and… Read More...

‘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...
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