Jonathan Heutmaker is the Executive Copy Editor at the Tufts Daily.


‘Spotlight’ marks departure for director Thomas McCarthy

While “Spotlight” (to be released Nov. 6) deals with the complexities of child molestation, it is ultimately not a film about trauma or morality but rather about institutions and the individuals who work within them. For director Thomas McCarthy, it’s a productive departure from the understated indie comedy-dramas such as “The Station Agent” (2003) and “Win Win” (2011) […]


‘Black Mass’ shows ambition, falls short of expectations

Anyone who has seen Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” (1990) knows exactly what to expect when they sit down to watch a gangster film. The main character will be relatable, funny and likable one moment and cold-hearted and murderous the next. Killings will be abrupt, even casual, and paired with clever, callous dialogue, usually accompanied by at least a few […]


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