Ava is a contributing writer at The Tufts Daily. Ava is a second year who is studying International Literary and Visual Studies with a focus on film. Ava can be reached at [email protected]

Matt Ruskin applauds quality journalism in true crime narrative ‘Boston Strangler’ 

“Boston Strangler” (2023) is a true crime story that doesn’t glorify its killer. Rather, it celebrates those who brought him to justice. At a roundtable panel with Matt Ruskin, the film’s writer and director, the Daily learned more about the quality journalism that inspired this film. A native of Watertown, Mass., Ruskin was already familiar […]

WEEKENDER: Deconstructing the male gaze at ‘Women Take the Reel’ film festival  

Last week, the Daily had the opportunity to attend two screenings of Women Take the Reel, a film festival hosted at universities across the Boston area. Taking place in Barnum Hall, the event showcased two female-directed documentaries, including the award-winning documentary “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” (2022) and the new Half the History short film “Tapping Into Our […]

Strip and show me the meat! The secret substance of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’

The time has come: “Magic” Mike Lane is hanging up his G-string and packing away his body oils. No longer will he grind and flex — or so he says. In Steven Soderbergh’s latest installment, “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” (2023), Soderbergh follows Mike (Channing Tatum) as he is drawn to the stage for his final […]

A message from our assistant arts editors

To celebrate the Daily this week, the arts section’s new assistant editors describe their experience with the Daily and what it has meant to them. From Erin: I had no prior experience with journalism until I joined the Daily this past semester, but I loved art. I felt as though books, movies, paintings and music […]

‘Somebody I Used to Know’ in the words of Dave Franco and Alison Brie

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is no shortage of rom-coms to binge watch. One is newly released “Somebody I Used to Know” (2023), a romantic comedy co-written by couple and frequent collaborators, Dave Franco and Alison Brie. The Daily had the opportunity to attend a college roundtable interview featuring Franco, Brie and Jay Ellis, […]

Weekender: The ethics of true crime television

Have you ever wondered what makes a killer tick? Or what exactly went on behind the yellow caution tape? It’s natural; the unthinkable fascinates us. Hollywood knows this, as true crime has become one of the bestselling genres out there. Either created as documentaries or as dramatized representations, true crime lauds its purpose as educational. […]

‘Pearl’: A farmer’s daughter goes for the kill 

In “Pearl” (2022), the second installment of Ti West’s vintage horror trilogy, we get a look into the real “farmer’s daughter.” It is a prequel to “X” (2022), which follows a group of independent adult filmmakers in the 1970s who are staying on a Texas farm to finish their film, “Farmer’s Daughter.” The group is […]