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Dev Patel delivers an incredible performance in “Lion”

Sam Bernstein staff writer Garth Davis, in his feature debut, brought the riveting nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” to life in his Oscar nominated film “Lion”. Dev Patel delivered the best performances of his budding careers in this heart-wrenching tale about a young man destined to find his way back home. “Lion” follows Saroo Brierley, […]

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Wes Anderson does it all with ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-cheif  Wes Anderson’s most recent disaster of utter brilliance was in the form of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, nominated for its epicly picaresque journey and its unique lens upon an experience and an environment. What is delightful about this film is that, if a viewer held a remote to pause the movie, a […]

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‘Selma’ provides deep, meaningful historical interpretation

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief  “Selma”, a film directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, manages to depict a focal point in the Civil Rights Movement and American history. The film follows the events leading up to the 1956 march from Selma to Montgomery led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo). The film […]

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‘American Sniper’ a sure shot to entertain

Marty Schnapp, news editor  Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper”does an excellent job in not only thrilling its audience with military action but also exploring the emotional struggles of Chris Kyle, whose time in Iraq cripples his home and family life. Bradley Cooper gives an outstanding performance (and one different from past roles) as Kyle, whose Manichean […]

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‘Whiplash’ controls viewers through captivating acting, story

Guy Ginsberg, sports editor “Whiplash”, Damien Chizelle’s dark and jazzy thriller, follows the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), a tunnel-visioned, aspiring jazz drummer studying music at the Schaffer Conservatory under the infamous twistedly encouraging conductor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). The story illustrates a boy’s destruction through psychotic and abusive treatment from his conductor and […]

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‘Imitation Game’ opens eyes to Turing’s heroics’

Lucas Harward, staff writer “Imitation Game” chronicles the creation of a machine that not only changed people, but changed technology as well. The film tells the little-known story of the creation of Turing machines, otherwise known as computers. Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) is an awkward yet genius mathematician who first shows the audience his blunt […]

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‘Boyhood’ misses the mark

Celine Rezvani, staff writer  “Boyhood”, the coming-of-age movie of the new millenium directed by Richard Linklater, has received attention and praise this awards season. It was nominated for five Golden Globe awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). It is nominated for six Academy Awards, including […]

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‘Birdman’: an actor’s dream

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief “Birdman”, or “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” is, for an experienced actor or struggling English major, a dream film. Its ability to capture the conscience of the audience, by opening our eyes to ideas of reality and glory within reality, makes it a front-runner for Best Picture for this year’s Academy Awards. […]

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‘The Theory of Everything’ gives love new meaning

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer “The Theory of Everything” was awe-inspiring, majestic, sumptuous and delightful. The film was nominated for five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne. A heartwarming yet heartbreaking journey, “The Theory of Everything” paints the beauty of a tragic love story. The film was marked by picturesque cinematography, as well […]

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