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Oscar-nominated ‘Lion’ a powerful true story

Although “Lion” did not win any of the six Oscars for which it was nominated, the film still carries an incredible emotional power.

Directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, “Lion” is based on the nonfiction book “A Read More...

Sorrows stay afloat in ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) is a work of genius. Set and filmed in the northeastern town of Manchester, MA, Lonergan captures a powerful, depressing tale, yet finds the hint of humor that comes from daily life. The … Read More...

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ mystifies audiences with aliens and suspense

There is nothing quite like seeing a movie in your college town. The Embassy Cinema, a cozy theater in Waltham with only six screens, provides the newest releases and is close to campus. Unfortunately it doesn’t have stadium seating, so Read More...

‘DEIS Impact panelists discuss the importance of social justice

In a collaboration between the Brandeis Undergraduate Student Union and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, ’DEIS Impact presented its fifth annual “Festival of Social Justice.” It runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7, with a collection … Read More...

Renowned professors share writing preferences

In the midst of students having more trouble getting a job after college, choosing a major that is more practical such as economics or computer science seems to be the route these days. With students so focused on something that … Read More...

The Revenant is a beautiful yet barbaric frontier epic

Director Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñàrritu gives himself a chance to win his second Oscar in as many years with “The Revenant.” Iñàrritu’s Academy Award-winning movie “Birdman” displayed such originality, from its story of a washed up action-film actor’s attempt to resurrect … Read More...

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