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Review: Songs My Brother Taught Me

March 11, 2016

There’s a lot of fire in Songs My Brothers Taught Me, a 2015 film directed by Chloe Zhao. The film opens with a fire that causes the death of the protagonist’s father, and there’s a haunting climax where dreams literally g...

Spectre: One for the loyal

November 13, 2015

“There were so many plot holes!” one of my friends exclaimed as we walked out of the movie theater, to which another responded, “It’s classic James Bond, what do you expect?” This short conversation perfectly encapsulates Ja...

Movie Review: Steve Jobs

October 30, 2015

Film: Steve Jobs Director: Danny Boyle Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin Lead Actors: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels Composed of just three scenes and set backstage three product launches, Steve Jobs is an excellent biopi...

Movie Review: The Martian

October 9, 2015

After a fierce windstorm sweeps through Mars, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead. The rest of this six-member crew from NASA’s Mars mission makes an emergency departure, leaving Mark alone on Mars, with limited food an...

Netflix // How to Survive a Plague

September 25, 2015

A death sentence. That’s what an HIV diagnosis used to be in this country. “How to Survive a Plague” documents the worst years of the epidemic, years in which people were dying apparently without end. The documentary pr...

Swen’s N’ Dobs // The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

March 13, 2015

This week we looked to our inner musicians and watched Whiplash. Whiplash, a film by Damien Chazelle, stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Divergent, and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot) and J.K. Simmons (Juno; I Love You, M...

Dear White People // Review

October 30, 2014

For many, college is the chance to have a transformative experience of finding yourself. However, when you’re a student of color, you quickly learn (if you haven’t already) that you aren’t in complete control of your id...

Swens N’ Dobs // 2 Fast 2 Furious

October 17, 2014

This week we review Blackfish, a documentary focused on the treatment of orcas in institutions such as SeaWorld. This documentary is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. This film is currently available on Netflix Watch Instan...

The Missing Picture: Movie Review

March 28, 2014

During spring break, I went to a private media screening of “The Missing Picture” that was shown on Wednesday, March 19th at the Walker Cinema. The film will screen for the public April 25-27 at the Walker Cinema. “The Mi...

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