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.

Reel Critic: ‘Bojack Horseman’ Season VI

Reel Critic: ‘Bojack Horseman’ Season VI

By OWEN MASON-HILL

November 7, 2019

The first part of the show's final season follows Bojack's path towards sobriety, dealing as ever with heavy subjects of alcoholism and trauma through the unlikely medium of animation.

Reel Critic: ‘Clemency’

Reel Critic: ‘Clemency’

By NINA NG

October 31, 2019

The latest installment in the Hirschfield Film Series is a story about execution, executioners and human complexity.

Reel Critic: ‘Shutter Island’

Reel Critic: ‘Shutter Island’

By OWEN MASON-HILL

October 31, 2019

Ever-tense "Shutter Island" creates a sense of entrapment and solitude perfect for Halloween viewing.

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.

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