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Box Office Hours: ‘The World to Come’ with Jim Shepard

Lily Goldberg March 3, 2021
I did not intend on seeing what I presumed to be the latest iteration of the “white lesbian period piece,” a romantic drama called The World to Come about two neighbors who fall for one another in 1800s upstate New York. But while sleepily skimming a review of the film on an online arts blog, a line caught my eye: Professor of English Jim Shepard, who had taught a couple of my friends over the years at the College, had written the film’s screenplay.
Box Office Hours: ‘Border South’ with Cheryl Shanks

Box Office Hours: ‘Border South’ with Cheryl Shanks

Phillip Pyle March 4, 2020

“Wherever people feel safe … they will be indifferent,” Susan Sontag writes in her 2003 essay “Regarding the Pain of Others.” How, then, might government officials or other privileged individuals...

Box Office Hours: “Fantastic Fungi” with Katya King

Box Office Hours: “Fantastic Fungi” with Katya King

Phillip Pyle February 26, 2020

“Fantastic Fungi” explores how mushrooms grow and are harvested, revealing knowledge about the fungi. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images). Katya King, Director of Fellowships at the College, grew...

“Box Office Hours”: Little Women with Kathryn Kent

“Box Office Hours”: Little Women with Kathryn Kent

Sofie Jones January 29, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women diverges from past versions in its split timeline and evocation of empathy for Amy March. Photo courtesy of IMDB. Greta Gerwig’s retelling of Louisa May...

“Box Office Hours”: ‘Parasite’ with Anthony Y. Kim

“Box Office Hours”: ‘Parasite’ with Anthony Y. Kim

Phillip Pyle November 13, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF IMDB Parasite (2019) explores class dynamics, reliance and disposable labor in an intricately crafted narrative subverting the commercial film sector. Parasite is seemingly familiar....

“Box Office Hours”: ‘The Queen’ with Julie Cassiday

“Box Office Hours”: ‘The Queen’ with Julie Cassiday

Lily Goldberg November 6, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF GROVE PRESS/PHOTOFEST Miss Manhattan (Crystal LaBeija), left, and Miss Fire Island, right, compete in the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant in Frank Simon's The Queen. On...

Box Office Hours: ‘Woman at War’ with Magnús Bernhardsson

Phillip Pyle April 24, 2019

Playing at Images through  tomorrow, Woman at War, directed by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, chronicles the story of Halla, an Icelandic woman, and her fight against the industrialization of Iceland....

Box Office Hours: ‘Princess Mononoke’ with Murad Mumtaz

Box Office Hours: ‘Princess Mononoke’ with Murad Mumtaz

Kaira Mediratta April 17, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997). Princess Mononoke was the second film showing at Images as part of its “Studio Ghibli Celebration.”  As part of its new program “Studio Ghibli...

Box Office Hours: ‘Burning’ with Anthony Y. Kim

Box Office Hours: ‘Burning’ with Anthony Y. Kim

Phillip Pyle March 6, 2019

Photo courtesy of CGV Arthouse. South Korean filmmaker Chang-dong Lee’s Burning is a daunting, enigmatic tale saturated with social critiques. Lee’s first film since 2010, Burning channels Lee’s...

Box Office Hours: Capernaum with Cheryl Shanks

Box Office Hours: ‘Capernaum’ with Cheryl Shanks

Phillip Pyle February 27, 2019

It’s taking everything in my willpower to restrain from commenting on Sunday’s Academy Awards. After seeing Capernaum, a film by Lebanese actor, writer and director Nadine Labaki, I can discuss the...

Box Office Hours: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ with Anthony Y. Kim

Box Office Hours: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ with Anthony Y. Kim

Phillip Pyle February 13, 2019

Stephan James and Kiki Layne help bring James Baldwin’s novel to visual life in Barry Jenkins’ screen adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TATUM MANGUS/ANNAPURNA PICTURES) My...

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Best places to nap on campus (that aren’t your dorm room)

Features Desk October 5, 2021
The features editors share a list of the best places to nap on campus (that aren't your dorm room).
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