Friday, June 23, 2017

Film Review: “Alien: Covenant”

Horror films often require incompetence as a fundamental flaw that allows the story to progress in the proper direction. This isn’t necessarily a criticism; interesting character development is best for imperfect individuals. Incompetence highlights...

“Rick and Morty” and the Meaning of Life

If you are one of the countless numbers of college seniors preparing to graduate and begin a new chapter of your adult life, it is difficult not to panic. Transition is tough, especially from...

Film Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”

One of the first things that stood out in “Guardians of the Galaxy” was its vibrant, cosmic-hued color palette. Along with a high-energy screenplay, lovable characters and a healthy balance between humor and heart,...

Interview with a Director: Hagop Goudsouzian

Goudsouzian’s latest film, “Uprooted,” centers on the preservation of the cultural identity of Armenia, and can be viewed by visiting can be viewed by visiting kcet.org/uprooted Guardian: Why did you feel compelled to change the...

Film Review: “Their Finest”

During the height of World War II, screenwriters Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) are recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write a morale-boosting film for a war-weary nation...

TV Review: “Samurai Jack” (Season 5)

“Samurai Jack” was a cartoon far ahead of its time with a straightforward story and breathtaking animation unlike any predecessor. These attributes deemed it a unique gem for the modern age, cultivating critical praise...

Film Review: “Cézanne and I”

Perhaps anything really lovely is never left without the concomitant boringness poachers of beauty train themselves to withstand. Placed squarely before beauty’s blushing face, the only thing to do is yawn at her. Maybe...

Retrospective Review: “The Graduate”

One of the defining movies of the 20th century, “The Graduate” celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross, this film was ahead of its time in both...

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017

"Sunday Beauty Queen" In Hong Kong, Filipina domestic workers slave 24/7. They must house themselves with their employers, receive meager wages and have few opportunities to return home to their families. It is never a...

Film Review: “Gifted”

Marc Webb, director of “500 Days of Summer,” excelled with his latest indie drama, “Gifted.” It tells a moving, personal story about the relationship between Mary Adler (McKenna Grace), an intellectually gifted seven-year-old, and...

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