Elaine Gao is a junior majoring in international relations. Elaine can be reached at Jiawei.Gao@tufts.edu.


Love exists in all forms in ‘Modern Love’

Tired of watching “Love Actually” (2003) again and again every year around Christmas time? The Amazon anthology TV series “Modern Love” (2019) might be something new to watch with a cup of hot chocolate near a warm fireplace on a snowy day. Based on the New York Times column of the same name, “Modern Love” […]


‘Better Days’ reveals the dark undertones of Chinese Gaokao and school bullying

After being pulled from the Berlin Film Festival at the last minute and banned by Chinese censors for nearly a year, the Chinese film “Better Days” (2019) was finally released in mainland China on Oct. 25 and in the U.S. on Nov. 8. The movie was adapted from the Chinese young adult novel “In His […]


20th anniversary ‘Rent’ tour stops in Boston

The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” had its final performance at the Shubert Theatre, Boston, on Nov. 10. From its very first show at the New York Theatre Workshop in 1993, “Rent” has won several musical awards over the years and was adapted into a movie featuring most of the original cast members in 2005. […]


Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’: A revolutionary film experiment or a Waterloo?

Three years after he introduced High Frame Rate (HFR) technology with the war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (2016), Taiwanese director Ang Lee comes back with his new action-packed thriller “Gemini Man” (2019). Aside from its extensive use of technology, the movie boasts a strong veteran cast including Will Smith and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. […]


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