Author: Cecelia Messbauer, Staff Writer

‘Love, Simon’ breaks ground in mainstream representation of queer romance

Photo Courtesy of Destination Williamstown.‘Love, Simon’ carries heart in an emotional story depicting love, friendship and familial bonds. The magic of Love, Simon, which played at Images last week, is…

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Movement, music and film combine in dance symposium opener

Photo Courtesy of WCMA.Individual wire elements (above) were carried into the gallery by members of Kusika; the pieces will remain on view in the WCMA rotunda. What do museum installations,…

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Newlands explores Flavian fascination with Catullus in Roman poetry

Katie Brule/Photo Editor.Carole Newlands, who spoke last Thursday, specializes in Augustan and post-Augustan poetry. Alluding to or subverting well known elements of a shared popular culture for the purpose of…

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Margot Robbie gives gripping performance in ‘I, Tonya’

I, Tonya sympathizes with figure skating icon Tonya Harding in a documentary-style film that reveals the impact of her personal relationships. Photo courtesy of IMDb.com. I, Tonya, showing at Images…

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Nelly Rosario’s speculative fiction brings medical history to life

PHOTO COURTESY OF has won a Sherwood Anderson Award in Fiction and a Creative Capital Artist Award in Literature. So often, academia draws a hard line neatly separating hard…

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Michael Uslan lecture explores origins of ‘Batman’ movie series

In recent years, the superhero film has surged from a risky genre to an unstoppable, franchise-driven blockbuster with a vice-grip on popular culture. The Batman enterprise has long been a…

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Images busts out Buster Keaton for 101st anniversary

In celebration of its 101st anniversary, Images Cinema dug deep into film history for a one-night screening of one of the most celebrated silent films of all time: Buster Keaton’s…

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April Fool’s photojournalism proves no joke in Weimar Germany

What do an annual prank holiday of ambiguous origins, the evolution of photojournalism and mass media in relation to conceptions of modernity and constructs of the ‘New Woman’ in interwar…

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‘Suspiria’ restoration brings horror classic to life

Suspiria is absurd. The 1977 Italian horror film, dubbed in English and digitally restored for two late-night Halloween specials at Images Cinema, is a garish, technicolor nightmare committed to rattling…

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ becomes an instant classic

The Battle of the Sexes is one of the most iconic moments in sports history, a watershed event that had and continues to have an outsized impact on American popular…

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