Elliott Shin is a current sophomore and arts contributor. He can be reached at Elliott.Shin@tufts.edu.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trades spark for spunk

A foretold apocalyptic event looms over Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth’s) kingdom, Asgard. The arrival of Hela (Cate Blanchett), the self-proclaimed goddess of death, prompts his journey to save Asgard from destruction and the universe from invasion. All of this sounds heavy, but doesn’t seem so when you actually sit down and watch. “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) cranks […]

Pixar’s latest film ‘Coco’ makes for pleasant family viewing

The concept of life beyond death draws much fascination from storytellers. Pixar’s newest film, “Coco” (2017), does not necessarily stage it as a central point, but rather uses it to emphasize the coexistence of family and ambition. This idea develops through the actions of an eager boy from Mexico who breaks from tradition on Día […]

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is a lesson in how to continue a classic

The year is 2049. Los Angeles, a megacity suffering from overpopulation, ecological upheaval and an ever increasing reliance on technology, finds itself confronted with greater issues regarding the android slave laborers, or replicants. Renowned replicant hunter, or blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) has vanished. Shortly after 2019, the Tyrell Corporation dissolved due to replicant insurrection. In […]

Latest addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘Doctor Strange’ shines

“Might I offer you some advice? Forget everything that you think you know,” quotes secondary protagonist Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, “Doctor Strange” (2016). Fourteen movies in the ever-expanding MCU need refreshment after the large-scale superhero clash in the previous “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). While some trepidation when walking into these […]

‘The Accountant’ calculates, but with some error

It’s been an interesting year for Ben Affleck, who — after donning the cape and cowl earlier this year in the blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)– now plays a radically different character in “The Accountant” (2016). After Christian “Chris” Wolff (Affleck) and fellow accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) uncover a potential money laundering scheme in a robotics company, they are […]