Movies

‘The Lighthouse’ will make you question your sanity

Because of their strong performances, the personality clashes between Pattinson and Dafoe provide the film with some of its best scenes.

‘Cats’ convinced me of the power of friendship

But even if it’s not good in the traditional sense, the “Cats” movie  cannot be viewed in a traditional context. It must be viewed as an exercise in free-spirited, unabashed strangeness.

40 years later, ‘The Shining’ remains a paradigm of horror

The amalgamation of sound effects, long shots, masterclass framing, disturbing imagery, and the slow build of suspense creates a perfect horror movie.

The pan-religious appeal of Emmet Otter

May I suggest the Jim Henson-directed “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” for your not-quite-Christmassy-but-it’s-got-the-giving-spirit, made-for-television viewing pleasure? 

‘Parasite’ is a master class in empathetic satire

Here’s what I can say that won’t spoil it for you. The film is about a rich family and a poor family, and how their lives intersect.

Arts and Leisure: Performance

Here we are again — back to Rochester after three shimmering months of summer. Some of us are arriving for…

CT Recommends: “Rango”

In 2011, Pixar was in the middle of a golden age, and with Dreamworks contenders like “How to Train Your…

“Endgame” matters, whether you like it or not (I did)

“Avengers: Endgame” succeeds as a “Marvel movie” more than as a “movie” in the general sense. I don’t mean to…

Agnès Varda continues to live in cinema

Few people have ever embodied an art movement more than Agnès Varda did the French New Wave. Her first film,…

UR student Maddy Wary stars alongside Ben Affleck in Netflix film

Maddy Wary seems like your average college student, aside from having her own IMDb page and having acted alongside Ben…