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‘Creed 2’ review: An outstanding continuation of the ‘Rocky’ franchise

Creed 2 movie poster. Photo taken without permission from IMBD.

Anish Vasudevan

November 27, 2018

After “Creed 1” hit theatres in 2015 and soared through the box office ratings, racking up over $170 million in earnings, a sequel was apparent. As the fifth installment of the “Rocky” franchise, “Creed 2” was much anticipated, straying from being a simple boxing movie. Like the Star...

Crimes of Grindelwald: Reviving the magic

Crimes of Grindelwald movie poster. Photo taken without permission from The Tufts Daily.

Gauri Kaushik

November 26, 2018

The second installation of the Fantastic Beasts series continues the legacy of the Wizarding World for fans of the franchise

“Crazy Rich Asians” Review: a milestone for diversity in Hollywood

Gauri Kaushik

August 21, 2018

he first big Hollywood release with an all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club in 1993, Crazy Rich Asians has created waves throughout the film industry and in Asian-American communities. As such, the movie had high expectations for its much anticipated release on August 15. And, if box office returns ar...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

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Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018

etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive consideration of script, casting, animation and r...

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Ruth Feng and Chelsea Wong

February 18, 2018

  “Black Panther” is nothing short of a triumph and cultural phenomenon brought to life by director Ryan Coogler and the stellar cast. On its third day at the box office, “Black Panther” is set to earn $387 million worldwide over the Presidents' Day weekend. Across the count...

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

Ishani Singh

February 16, 2018

“Padmaavat” is a legendary Indian myth of the elusive queen, Rani Padmini, known as Padmavati in the film. She was deeply in love with and married to a brave Rajput king, Ratan Singh of the Mewar kingdom in Chittor. The two lived their peaceful lives until the Muslim leader, villainous Alauddin ...

The genius and goofs behind “It”

The genius and goofs behind “It”

Karen Ma

September 27, 2017

It’s not real. It’s just a movie. It’s not possible. hispering this to myself over and over in my head was the only way I was able to keep myself from tearing up just about any time the red balloon appeared on the screen. On Sept. 8, the long-awaited story of “It,” whose characters and t...

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

The roots of this year's biggest summer reboots

Anirudh Chaudhary

August 20, 2017

This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories. Rebooting a movie franchise can also...

“Beauty and the Beast” review: a refreshing take on a classic tale

“Beauty and the Beast” review: a refreshing take on a classic tale

Gauri Kaushik

March 28, 2017

omplete with nostalgic singing, dancing and similar iconic scenes and costumes, Disney’s live-action remake of their 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast shows that the 18th century French story of the beautiful small-town girl and a cursed prince is truly a tale as old as time. The new movie stays tr...

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Himani Yalamaddi

February 26, 2017

Can't watch the 89th Academy Awards live tonight? Keep up with the Oscars, winners, speeches and more right here. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Movie Review: Hidden Figures is smart and inspiring

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Himani Yalamaddi

January 22, 2017

ight months ago, Katherine Johnson sat inside NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia to attend a naming ceremony for the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility. Fifty-four years earlier, Johnson sat at her desk in the same building, calculating the path that astronaut John Glenn wou...

A brief look at the Golden Globes

A brief look at the Golden Globes

Trisha Kholiya

January 7, 2017

On Sunday, the annual Golden Globes will premiere, awarding both domestic and international actors and films. The Golden Globe Award is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization consisting of members of international journalists. And although some films reappear with Academy...