Netflix is the New H-Wood: A Closer Look at the Controversy at Cannes

When cinema legends Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith clashed over the role of Netflix in film at this year’s Festival de Cannes, it was the perfect storm for an international headline. Smith, a progressive, naturally laid out a passionate case for the benefits of a diet consisting of both streaming and theater-going. But ultimately, surrounded […]

Interview with Ryan Ozminkowski (Creator and Executive Producer of Princeton Tonight)

One freezing Thursday night on the brink of winter break, I was glad to find myself out of the raging winds, and in the warmth of Murray-Dodge Hall on the Princeton University campus, facing one of the creative talents behind campus broadcast show Princeton Tonight. While conversing with Ryan Ozminkowski, Class of 2019, I was […]

A Giant in Storytelling

Racially progressive. Best Director winner. James Dean’s last performance before his untimely death. George Stevens’s Giant is notable in one way or another, not least because of its epic scope and legendary team. It was one of the highest-grossing films of 1956, winning both critical and public acclaim. But it’s the impeccable plot and character […]

Science and Classics: Breaking the Fourth Wall with Dr. Corell

To start, what’s your favorite movie? I think Field of Dreams (1989) is my favorite movie, because everyone thinks it’s a baseball movie, and I don’t think it’s a baseball movie. It’s a story about how you never get to meet your parents in their prime; you always get to see your parents when they’re […]

Suicide Squad Review

  Suicide Squad (2016) | Directed by David Ayer | Action/Adventure/Comedy | PG-13 | With Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood | Warner Bros Pictures/DC | Runtime: 123 minutes | Box Office: $732 million | Rotten Tomatoes score: 26% […]

Festive Affairs: The Princeton Student Film Festival 2016

This year’s Princeton Student Film Festival*, held in the public library’s community room, reached truly new levels of diversity. Docs, experimental shorts, and films in the middle ground shared the same screen, while viewers were treated to two nights of abounding creativity. Here we provide coverage of some of our favorite submissions. *Currently in it’s […]

Cafe Society Review

  Café Society (2016) | Directed by Woody Allen | Drama/Romance | PG-13 | With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey | Amazon Studios/Lionsgate | Box Office: $20.6 million | Rotten Tomatoes score: 73% My first ever movie watched at the Princeton Garden Theatre was Magic in the Moonlight, […]

Festina Lente in the Empire State

It’s been portrayed as a place of both immense opportunity and extreme decadence. It’s the multi-storied playground of lovers, socialites, gangsters, and alien invaders all alike. It’s both Gotham and Metropolis, both a suffocating mental prison and an alluring heaven on earth. The city always acts as a full-fledged cast member in the films where […]