Movies

Malcolm and Marie: not quite Oscar-worthy

I went into “Malcolm and Marie” with excitement, but at the half-way mark, I just wanted Malcolm and Marie to go to bed.

Watch “The Martian” before your finals

With the looming storm about to break on our metaphorical beach, I would like to share a tradition that I have started with myself, that might help you: I watch “The Martian” before finals. 

Liv on the Edge: Scary movies for people that hate being scared but want to get in the Halloween spirit

Here is a list of movies that are spooky and seasonal, but not too scary, to get you through this socially distanced Halloween. 

‘The Mandalorian’ is more of a western than you think

Don’t assume it doesn’t have depth or creativity just because it’s Star Wars.

Why you should embrace the mundane

“La Belle Personne​” is boring. And I love it.

Not Vanilla: Is the hype train harmful or helpful?

It’s hard to avoid hype. I’ve often been frustrated by movie hype, because I get scared that when I finally see the movie I’ll be let down.

‘Contagion’ sweeps all other pandemic movies

Right now, everybody’s watching “Contagion.”

‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story

What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.

‘Birds of Prey’ is Missing the Most Important Bird in their Flock

If you hadn’t guessed already, Harley Quinn has nothing to do with the birds. In fact, the most important bird — Barbara Gordon, also known as Oracle — is missing in this movie’s flock.

Horror and the Oscars: What are the Oscars scared of?

There are amazing developments and stories being incorporated into horror, and that should be recognized by the Oscars to protect its integrity.