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Baby Driver: An Unexpected Hit

Baby Driver: An Unexpected Hit

Harry Shams

September 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From Baywatch to The Dark Tower, moviegoers this summer found themselves plagued by a series of disappointing film-flops. Baby Driver, in many ways, was expected to be no different from its counterparts. The cast was talented, but not star-studded enough to bring people running to the theater. The plot seemed ...

Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk Review

Hadley Kauvar

September 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This summer, Christopher Nolan brought audiences the next great World War Two film in Dunkirk. The two-hour film tells the story of the evacuation at Dunkirk, a near-miraculous event in 1940 that saved the lives of over 300,000 soldiers trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France after the German victory....

Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance Festival

Basia Fellner

September 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Since 1982, the Battery Dance Festival has been connecting with the world through dance. This event is the longest running free public dance festival in New York City. Located in Downtown Manhattan, this celebration of dance has drawn an audience of over 12,000 people every summer. The festival co...

A Shinning Star in Moonlight: Jharrel Jerome

A Shinning Star in Moonlight: Jharrel Jerome

Basia Fellner-Dublin '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Moonlight, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is a movie drama of a journey of self-discovery. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tyell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight won Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards. It also achieved eight Oscar nominations at the eighty-ninth Academy...

La La Land, Reviewed

La La Land, Reviewed

Alexandra Orbuch ’20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

La La Land, a fast-paced love story, comedy, and musical, tells the story of a jazz pianist who falls in love with an aspiring actress. The love interests, Mia and Sebastian (played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling), carry the film with their talent and on-screen chemistry. The movie begins with a massi...

Hidden Figures, Reviewed

Hidden Figures, Reviewed

Zachary Buller '20 and Josephine Schizer '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hidden Figures is a special movie. The plot (which is based on a true story), acting, humor, and emotional moments all make this film completely worthwhile. The movie features three brilliant women who work for NASA in the 1960s. The women cannot pursue their talents fully because they are African-A...

Denial Reviewed

Denial Reviewed

Zachary Buller '20 and Josephine Schizer '20

November 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The movie Denial, which recently came to theaters, is based on true events that Professor Deborah Lipstadt spoke about when she came to Ramaz. The movie depicts the trial between Professor Lipstadt, a historian of the Holocaust, and David Irving, a British historian and Holocaust denier. Irving brought a...

Nerve: Reviewed

Nerve: Reviewed

Netanel Kamel '18

September 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friends pressure high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), to join popular online game “Nerve.” Nerve is a game similar to truth or dare, just without “truth.” Users who play Nerve choose to be in one of two groups: players or watchers. Watchers must pay in order to watch other people...

Room: A Movie of Tragedy and Recuperation of the Human Spirit

Room: A Movie of Tragedy and Recuperation of the Human Spirit

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Five-year old Jack has lived in a tiny one-room garden shack his entire life. He calls the shed “Room,” but Jack believes that Room is the world in its entirety. What he does not know is that his mother has been held captive for seven years by a man who abducted her when she was only seventeen-years...

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Dual Perspectives)

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Dual Perspectives)

Netanel Kamel '18 and Sam Schair '18

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Netanel's perspective: The movie opens two years after Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon). The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). The film begins showing what the...

Sisters Review

Caroline Jaspan ’17

March 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sisters has an amazing and funny cast consisting of Saturday Night Live alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The movie is about two middle aged sisters who must bid adieu to their childhood home when their parents (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) tell them that their house has been put on the market for ...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Sam Schair ’18

March 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The seventh movie in the Star Wars saga had a lot of hype leading up to it. The expectations for it were as high as I have ever seen for a movie, which leaves a lot of room for potential disappointment. However, The Force Awakens managed to not only be as great as the audience and fans wanted it to be...

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