Review Rewind: ‘Come and See’

The Movie: Come and See  The Year: 1985 The People: Aleksey Kravchenko as Flyora, the decaying childbearing witness to the evilest of evils, Elem Klimov as the film’s director and Ales Adamovich as the screenwriter, relaying the horrors he lived through in his youth. The Non-Revealing Plot: In 1943, an adolescent boy passionately joins the local […]


The 2019 Oscars: predictions, discussions, the voting process

This past Tuesday, the 2019 Oscar nominations were announced and, to the surprise of no one, there was plenty to cheer and kvetch about — an inevitable consequence of subjectivity. There were some surprise contenders, including Yalitza Aparicio’s Best Actress nomination for “Roma” (2018). It was the actress’ film debut and the first Best Actress nomination […]


Five things to expect at the 2019 box office

Watching how blockbusters perform at the box office can be somewhat of an event. The large-budget films open big, break a few records and then go on to gross millions, possibly billions, of dollars across the world. Each year, it seems that more blockbusters are watched, especially as they cross the billion-dollar mark or have a […]


Do it this weekend: Jan.18–20

This upcoming weekend — preceded by only a half week of classes and followed by Martin Luther King Jr. Day — is one of the best chances in the upcoming months to enjoy some leisure time with friends.  An ample amount of interesting events welcome students to make pleasurable use of their time before snow and academic responsibilities […]


Tufts alum Matt Bai explores origins of tabloid politics in ‘The Front Runner’

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and Tufts University Social Collective Film Series will host an advance screening of “The Front Runner” tonight at the Somerville Theatre, followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Matt Bai (LA ’90). Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the film and Bai’s process of developing the screenplay from his 2014 book, […]


Boston Asian American Film Festival celebrates 10 years, opens with ‘The Joy Luck Club’

Content warning: This article mentions rape and abuse. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). As New England’s largest Asian-American film festival, the BAAFF is dedicated to celebrating the brilliance behind the making of Asian-American films in diverse genres and themes, including feature films, short films, queer films and […]


‘Beautiful Boy’ portrays realities of addiction, lacks emotional insight

Content warning: This article discusses addiction. Addiction is the ultimate disruptor, ruining not only the lives of those who immediately suffer from it but everyone who encounters it, forever snarling life’s supposedly linear path. In “Beautiful Boy,” father David Sheff (Steve Carell) is left struggling after his successful son Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet) falls victim […]


‘Scarred Hearts’ surveys into the universal destination of human life

The Museum of Fine Arts is hosting five screenings of the 2016 Romanian film “Scarred Hearts,” directed by Radu Jude, from Sept. 2–16. Adapted from the Romanian author Max Blecher’s biographical novel of the same name, the film portrays the experience of Emanuel (Lucian Teodor Rus), a hospitalized Romanian college student who suffers from Pott […]


Senior Profile: Nora Nord is telling women’s stories with her traveling camera

Ask Nora Nord what she’s working on right now, and you’ll get a list so long that you’re bound to forget the beginning by the end. The senior from Oslo, Norway seems to have a hand in every type of visual project possible. Nora arrived late to our meeting, immaculately dressed with a camera in […]


Oscar nominations are a refreshing, necessary change of pace

While last week’s Academy Award nominations brought the usual tumult of snubs and surprises that moviegoers love to argue over year after year, something about them felt different. Perhaps because Hollywood has been doing some much needed self-reflection in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements (not forgetting #OscarsSoWhite of 2015 and 2016), or […]


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