Author: Greg Zaffino, Staff Writer

Film follows rise of French rapper

The French Film Festival finished with the showing of ‘Qu’Allah Benisse La France!’ on Feb. 27. Photo Courtesy of Hiphop4ever On Feb. 27, the French Film Festival wrapped up at…

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French Film Festival questions identity

On Feb. 20, the French Film Festival presented La Belle Saison, which literally translates to “The Good Season,” but was instead named Summertime for English-speaking audiences. Brian Martin, professor of…

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French film explores power of language

On Feb. 13, the College’s French Film Festival, with its theme of “School Stories: Diversity and Adversity in New French Film,” kicked off with its first in a series of…

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‘Jackie’ boasts resonant performance

Jackie, which has been showing at Images for the past week, provides a glimpse into the life of First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the days immediately following the assassination of…

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‘Lion’ poses questions around identity

Lion is the true story of Saroo, a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on a train, accidentally traveling over a thousand kilometers away from his small hometown. The train…

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‘Moonlight’ perfectly captures intimacy of coming of age

Moonlight exceeds expectations and delivers a heart-wrenching and beautiful coming of age story. Photo courtesy of Indiewire. The best film of 2016 is Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama that has played…

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German film ‘Phoenix’ is both satisfying and thought-provoking

This subtle yet powerful film creates a palpable tension between the two protagonists Nelly and Johnny. Photo courtesy of IMDB. Phoenix, released in 2014, is a deep character study, aided…

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‘Denial’ disappoints at Images

Rachel Weisz, as Deborah Lipstadt, stands up against Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). Photo courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Denial, based on Deborah Lipstadt’s book, History on Trial: My…

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‘BoJack Horseman’ redefines the cartoon with dark humor

BoJack Horseman masterfully delves into the human psyche, exploring a washed-up Hollywood horse. Photo courtesy of Indiewire. BoJack Horseman is an animated television show about a talking horse living in…

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‘13th’ skillfully pushes audiences to consider mass incarceration

The documentary 13th shocks viewers into action with unforgettable images, along with jarring facts. Photo courtesy of Collider. The documentary 13th, examining the 13th Amendment that was released on Netflix…

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