The audience is introduced to Camp Jened through black-and-white videos dating from the early 1970s. It’s a Woodstock-like setting, full of flower crowns and rebellious young teens who we follow through to the present day.
Lara Jean makes you feel like a teenager again and you catch yourself not only rooting for the guys she’s falling for but falling for them yourself.
Quinn’s character is interwoven with a need to express her chaotic personality through colors and sparkles.
“Miss Americana” is a fresh reminder that people — even those with millions following them on Instagram or buying their albums — have private lives, problems and emotions.
The film is an ambitious undertaking, and she occasionally struggles with tonal consistency: Sometimes you’re not sure whether you’re watching a romantic comedy or a violent revenge story.
“Rebuilding Paradise” feels immersive, multidimensional and real from the very first frame.
The piece functions like a series of vignettes, each climaxing in a soliloquy from a young player involved.
This movie is a mind-numbing, soul-crushing, spirit-breaking endeavor that will sap you of your will to live and squash your faith in humanity. Watching it is the equivalent of bashing your skull into a wall for an hour and 41 minutes — both will obliterate the same number of brain cells.
For more than two decades, the Screen Actors Guild Awards have brought Hollywood’s most talented and glamorous performers to the Shrine Auditorium to celebrate the best performances in film and television. Last Sunday, the 26th SAG Awards followed suit and once again created a classy ceremony honoring the great work from this past year.
This Wednesday, the School of Cinematic Art’s Cinema and Media Studies division screened several films as part of a larger conversation on race, identity and politics.