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Review: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a must-watch 50 years later

Grace Comer, news correspondent November 12, 2020

Considered by many as one of the first slasher films, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has inspired eight spin-off films, with another to come in 2021. Even at nearly 50 years old, the film holds its own...

Review: ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’ designed to offend, not teach

The newest Borat film is now on Amazon Prime.
Edith Olmsted, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The newest installment of the Borat saga, “Borat Subsequent Movie Film,” centers around a disgraced Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), who attempts to restore the good name of Kazakhstan in the United...

Review: ‘Scream’ reinvents the horror genre

Lily Elwood, News Correspondent November 11, 2020

Director Wes Craven’s “Scream” brings instant nostalgia for any horror fanatic, not just because of its iconic ’90s slasher flair, but also because of how it wittingly toys with references to the...

Review: Wesley Lowery’s ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’ continues to inform the fight for Black lives

The book 'They Can't Kill Us All' was written after Michael Brown's death in 2016, yet it still reflects events and protests happening in the present.
Taraneh Azar, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The killing of Michael Brown changed the narrative of racial justice in the United States forever. In his 2016 memoir “They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter,” Wesley Lowery illustrates...

Review: ‘Minari’ is food for the soul

'Minari' tells the story of a Korean family who moves to Arkansas.
Natalie Duerr, news staff November 9, 2020

“Minari” is a rare film, one bursting at the seams with love and care. It is clear that this is a personal story, but unlike other Hollywood filmmakers, Lee Isaac Chung took the time to mature and...

Review: Virtual play ‘Downtown Crossing’ highlights voices of undocumented immigrants

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, theater is finding a way to shift to a virtual platform.
Rachel Erwin, news staff November 9, 2020

“Downtown Crossing,” a play presented by Company One Theatre in partnership with the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University, tested the bounds of theater in a digital format.  Streamed...

Review: ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ frightens with suspense

'The Haunting of Bly Manor' is a spooky series you should binge before Halloween.
Sarah Olender, lifestyle editor October 29, 2020

Director Mike Flanagan is a perfectionist. He couldn’t just stop after creating the chilling and widely acclaimed “The Haunting of Hill House.” He had to craft a second chapter that was bigger, better...

Review: Feminism in comedy flick ‘The Witches of Eastwick’

'The Witches of Eastwick' comments on modern day feminism.
Hannah Rosman, news correspondent October 28, 2020

“The Witches of Eastwick” has it all: flaming cellos, voodoo dolls and cherry pits. What more could you want from a zany Halloween flick? “The Witches of Eastwick” is a 1987 dark, funny camp...

Review: The characters of ‘French Exit’ are ‘as dry as the on-screen martinis’

Review: The characters of ‘French Exit’ are ‘as dry as the on-screen martinis’
Natalie Duerr, news correspondent October 28, 2020

Taking a peek into the garish lifestyles of the upper class is always fun. The iconic marble staircases, grandiose foyers and hauteur outfits are foreign concepts to most of the world. “French Exit”...

Review: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ pioneered new genre of horror

'Nightmare On Elm Street' is a classic scary movie.
Grace Comer, news correspondent October 25, 2020

More than 35 years since its initial release, Wes Craven’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” continues to hold a special place in the world of classic horror. One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable...

Review: ‘Ratched’ fails to live up to its potential

Sarah Paulson stars in 'Ratched.'
Grace Comer, news correspondent October 18, 2020

Content warning: This show contains graphic depictions of murder, assault, and conversion therapy. Other sensitive themes include drug abuse, animal cruelty, sexism and homophobia. Evan Romansky and...

Review: ‘Nomadland,’ a glimpse into the real nomadic narrative

Review: 'Nomadland,' a glimpse into the real nomadic narrative
Natalie Duerr, news correspondent October 18, 2020

In these times of self-isolation, it can feel like there isn’t anything out there for us. However, with breathtaking shots of national parks and a community of characters, “Nomadland” reminds the...

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