Film Reviews

Defiance: Holocaust Action Movie?

By Ann Driscoll
Associate Editor

Defiance is exactly the kind of movie that Tropic Thunder skewers: a big-budget Hollywood effort that converts a tragic historical event into action-packed bombast (in Tropic Thunder, it’s Vietnam; in this, it’s the Holocaust). …


Slumdog Millionaire

By Zac Taylor
Editor-in-Chief

One of the best films of the year is, without a doubt, Slumdog Millionaire. Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Layer, Millions) paired with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) adapted …


Role Models

By Dan Htoo-Levine
Staff Writer

Since the days of Mel Brooks and Woody Allen, the comedy genre has lost integrity and originality. Its rebirth has been a long time coming. Like predecessors Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and


Synecdoche, New York

By Callum MacKenzie
Staff Writer

Synecdoche, New York  is best described as the sort of movie that you just have to see; a short review in a newspaper simply can’t begin to describe the characters and events that occur in …