By Peter Colaner Last week I saw “Tenet,” and no, this is not a “Tenet” review as you can see from the title. I have yet to develop a fully fleshed opinion on “Tenet” and hence have not reviewed it yet.  However, Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller did motivate me to go back and watch the rest […]

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By Andrew Harwood What is life?  The question that has stumped freshman college students and ignited debates between scholars is just as prevalent now than ever. What is the purpose of working, studying, hanging out with friends and sleeping just to do it all over again the next day? As existential as it sounds, this […]

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By Emma Simonoff Kevin Smith’s 2014 film “Tusk” is kind of scary, kind of funny and completely disgusting. I have a vivid memory of watching the trailer in sick fascination that stuck with me until I finally watched it one rainy October day on my dorm room floor.  In the film, Justin Long plays a […]

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By Andrew Harwood A new semester, the same old blog: welcome back to “Cinephilia,” cinephiles.  Having run through almost every genre imaginable and known to man last year, I brought it upon myself to decide to critique and recommend a single film every week in order to stay true to my critic-at-large aspiration.  So, without […]

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By Peter Colaner #1: The Shawshank Redemption In my opinion, not only is “The Shawshank Redemption” the most distinguished book adaptation yet, but it is the greatest film in existence.  Like any other film, one crucial feature that makes a book adaptation significant is a filmmaker’s ability to add value without disturbing the book’s original […]

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By Emma Simonoff For those of you who don’t know, Alicia Silverstone is a plaid yellow pantsuit-wearing, 90s slang-spitting, romantic comedy icon.  Silverstone doesn’t usually do esoteric, disturbing, brain-searing surrealist thrillers. Until 2017, when she played a spaghetti-eating sociopath’s mother in Yorgos Lanthimos’s second English feature “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”  We all know […]

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By Peter Colaner With the new semester nearing, I’ve compiled a list of the top five must-view movies students should watch before returning to school in Boston this Fall.  In making this list, I thought it was important to note that the actors are from Boston and have the infamous Bostonian accent, and the films […]

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By Peter Colaner After reviewing a lesser renowned trilogy, “The Hangover,” for my first “Trilogy Talk” blog, I decided to go in the opposite route this week and review one of the most critically acclaimed trilogies of all time, “The Godfather.” “The Godfather” trilogy is exceedingly successful because it hits home for many film aficionados […]

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By Peter Colaner Making a great trilogy is essentially making a great movie three times over. Beyond that, a great trilogy typically looks like a great movie, in which a well-paced three-act structure develops the characters and story.  Each act is a movie and each movie needs to play its part, whether it be the […]

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By Andrew Harwood As much as I hate to accept it, the time has come for me to wrap up this series for the semester. Born out of a sole interest and passion for cinema, I began “Cinephilia” last September, and oh how it has deepened my infatuation over this past year.  Given that this […]

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