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Tharini Prakash, Staff Writer

Tharini Prakash ’23 is a prospective economics major from Brookhaven, N.Y. She is a staff writer for the arts section.

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Park Hae-il stars in Park Chan-wook’s detective film Decision to Leave. (Kiara Royer/The Williams Record)

Images in Review: Decision to Leave makes some questionable decisions

Tharini Prakash November 16, 2022
I left Park Chan-wook’s latest romance-mystery-thriller feeling confused and unsatisfied. It’s true that Decision to Leave is beautifully directed, but the plot leaves much to be desired.
Images is screening The Northman until May 5th. (Ava Burr/Williams Record)

Images in Review: Surrender to the new viking drama, The Northman

Tharini Prakash April 27, 2022

Robert Eggers’ newest film based on Norse folklore is sure to satisfy fans of Viking dramas, cinematic gore, and Nicole Kidman. A revenge tale of enormous scale, The Northman packs its two-hour runtime...

Alana Haim stars in Licorice Pizza, which plays at Images until Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Images in Review: With Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson will make your heart soar

Tharini Prakash February 9, 2022
Tharini Prakash ’23 discusses Licorice Pizza’s strengths and weaknesses and contrasts it with Paul Thomas Anderson’s other films.
(Photo courtesy of IMDB.)

Images in Review: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ offers captivating look at televangelism

Tharini Prakash October 6, 2021
While the film is a fairly predictable, somewhat bloated biopic that focuses primarily on Faye, there’s a lot to chew on about codependency, insecurity, naivete, and, of course, the scamming that is so often present in televangelism.
(Photo Courtesy of IMDB.)

‘First Cow’: The story of a cow just as important as Ephelia

Tharini Prakash March 31, 2021
Although at Williams, Ephelia is hailed as being the only cow that really matters, Kelly Reichardt’s tenth film, First Cow, showcases a cow worth competing with. First Cow, an unorthodox drama released in March 2020, tiptoes the line between a Western and a comedy by using the fictional first cow in Oregon as a catalyst for commentary on nature, capitalism, and friendship.
David Fincher’s MANK is a political story disguised as an historical Hollywood drama

David Fincher’s MANK is a political story disguised as an historical Hollywood drama

Tharini Prakash December 9, 2020

David Fincher’s latest venture MANK, a black and white historical recreation chronicling the writing of Citizen Kane, is a thoughtfully crafted and refreshing departure from the usually bleak and cool-toned...

What can a new generation of activists learn from ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’?

Tharini Prakash October 28, 2020

Aaron Sorkin’s second film as both director and writer, The Trial of the Chicago 7, sheds light on a highly relevant historical event: the trial of eight men charged with conspiracy for inciting riots...

What do the 2020 Emmys mean for the future of television?

What do the 2020 Emmys mean for the future of television?

Tharini Prakash September 30, 2020

Williams alum, Jason Hehir (’98) won his first Emmy for The Last Dance (Photo Credit: Yahoo) Last Sunday, the 2020 Emmy Awards, hosted virtually by Jimmy Kimmel from the Staples Center, gave us a...

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