Reel Critic: ‘Parasite’

Reel Critic: ‘Parasite’

By NINA NG

October 17, 2019

Part of the Hirschfield Film Series, thriller "Parasite" explores the class dynamics between two families in South Korea.

Reel Critic: ‘Big Mouth’ Season 3

Reel Critic: ‘Big Mouth’ Season 3

By OWEN MASON-HILL

October 17, 2019

In its third season, "Big Mouth" explores many complexities of sexuality and identity in adolescence.

Reel Critic: ‘Joker’

Reel Critic: ‘Joker’

By JOHN VAALER

October 10, 2019

"Joker" details the background of the popular comic book villain with great acting and dark cinematography.

Reel Critic: ‘Downton Abbey’

Reel Critic: ‘Downton Abbey’

By JOHN VAALER

October 3, 2019

Following the hit TV series, the "Downton Abbey" film brings viewers back to Downton with vivid period-design and acting.

Reel Critic: ‘American Factory’

Reel Critic: ‘American Factory’

By OWEN MASON-HILL

October 3, 2019

A new documentary on Netflix, "American Factory" demonstrates the effects of growing technology and new Chinese management on factory workers in Ohio.

Reel Critic: ‘Ad Astra’

Reel Critic: ‘Ad Astra’

By OWEN MASON-HILL

September 26, 2019

In a futuristic, intergalactic setting, "Ad Astra" explores the limits of our solar system as well as the complexity of human consciousness.

Reel Critic: ‘Monos’

Reel Critic: ‘Monos’

By Nathan Newbold

September 19, 2019

"Monos" is both beautiful and violent in its portrayal of a group of teenage soldiers.

Reel Critic: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

Reel Critic: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

By OWEN MASON-HILL

September 19, 2019

"The Peanut Butter Falcon" is a film about self-discovery and self-definition through companionship.

Reel Critic: “The Florida Project”

Reel Critic: “The Florida Project”

By DEVIN McGRATH-CONWELL

January 24, 2018

“The Florida Project” (2017) follows six-year old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her friends Scooty (Christopher Riviera) and Jancey (Valeria Cotto) through their summertime adventures among the string of motels in Kissimmee, Florida, just outside Disney World, where they all live. Moone...

Reel Critic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Reel Critic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

By DEVIN McGRATH-CONWELL

January 17, 2018

Irish playwright Martin McDonagh made his directorial debut with “In Bruges” (2008). That movie told the story of two affable hit men hiding out in Bruges after a killing gone wrong. Four years later, he followed it up with “Seven Psychopaths” (2012) about a screenwriter roped into an odyssey of malic...

The Reel Critic: “Hidden Figures”

By Will DiGravio, News Editor

April 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo "Hidden Figures" takes place in 1961, in the midst of the Space Race and at the outset of the Kennedy Administration's plan to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Directed by Theodore Melfi (who wrote the script with Allison Schroeder), the...

The Reel Critic: “I Am Not Your Negro”

By Will DiGravio, News Editor

March 15, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM In writing about the leaders of the 1960s, James Baldwin remembered just how young they all were. Medgar Evers and Robert F. Kennedy were 37 in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was 34, Malcolm X, 38, John F. Kennedy, 46. Baldwin was 39, the only one to survive the decade, and the only one not named Kennedy to reach ...

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