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Reel Critic: ‘Boys State’

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By Nina Ng

September 17, 2020

It’s hectic, clamorous but riveting. This is "Boys State."

Reel Critic: ‘The Exterminating Angel’

Reel Critic: 'The Exterminating Angel'

By JOHN VAALER

April 16, 2020

Luis Buñuel's 1962 film is a story of a quarantine house from hell, blending political and class critique with psychological horror.

Quarantine streaming recommendations

View from the front row: Arts editor Owen Mason-Hill reports from his spot overlooking the television, at press time streaming “You” on Netflix.

By OWEN MASON-HILL

April 16, 2020

Check out these six titles on Netflix and Hulu if you want to make the most of streaming time during quarantine.

Reel Critic: ‘Les Misérables’

Reel Critic: 'Les Misérables'

By NINA NG

March 12, 2020

The latest installment in the Hirschfield Series brings viewers to the streets of Montfermeil, a modern look at a scene from Victor Hugo's 1862 book, with a dark and striking representation of inequity, institutional violence and hypocrisy.

Reel Critic: ‘Bojack Horseman’

Reel Critic: 'Bojack Horseman'

By OWEN MASON-HILL

February 27, 2020

Even in its last season, "Bojack Horseman" brings artistic animation, self-awareness and surprise to the screen.

Reel critic: ‘Atlantics’

Reel critic: 'Atlantics'

By JOHN VAALER

February 27, 2020

The latest installment in the Hirschfield International Film Series, Mati Diop's clever futuristic film delivers romance, social commentary and action.

Reel Critic: ‘And Then We Danced’

Reel Critic: 'And Then We Danced'

By NINA NG

February 20, 2020

In the context of highly intense Georgian dance troupe, Levan Akin's film explores romance, sexuality and class.

Reel Critic: ‘1917’

Reel Critic: '1917'

By OWEN MASON-HILL

February 13, 2020

Winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography, "1917" is a new take on the genre of war film, intensely personal.

Reel Critic: ‘Uncut Gems’

Reel Critic: 'Uncut Gems'

By OWEN MASON-HILL

January 23, 2020

This film packs a heavy and intense combination of emotion, tension and questions of inner worth and beauty.

Reel Critic: ‘The Lighthouse’

Reel Critic: 'The Lighthouse'

By OWEN MASON-HILL

November 21, 2019

This black-and-white, technically rich film portrays the psychological tensions as Wake and Winslow, keepers of a lighthouse off the coast of New England, navigate their power dynamics and solitude.

Reel Critic: ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’

Reel Critic: 'Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles'

By NINA NG

November 14, 2019

With colorful, beautiful animation, this film blends biography with surrealism in depicting the life of cinematic pioneer Luis Buñuel as the latest installment in the Hirschfield Series.

Reel Critic: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Reel Critic: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

By NINA NG

November 7, 2019

This French historical drama brought romance, female empowerment, humor and beautiful cinematography to the Hirschfield Film Series this weekend.

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