Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

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‘Problemista’ Is a Carefully Thought-Out, Innovative Comedy

By Abigail Corrao, Hoya Staff Writer March 22, 2024

“Problemista,” the debut feature from writer, director and actor Julio Torres, is an imaginative depiction of the American immigration journey.  The surreal comedy, which debuts March 22 after...

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‘Damsel’ Leaves Me Wondering What Could Have Been

By Ethan Hill, Hoya Staff Writer March 20, 2024

I can’t remember the last time I was this frustrated watching a movie. At its core, “Damsel” has a good movie in it, and, given the opportunity, it shines. This film feels like it was trying...

IMDB |Malcolm and Marie stuns visually, but Zendaya and John David Washington are left to try their best with a lackluster script.

‘Malcolm & Marie’ Stuns With Acting, Visuals, While Struggling With Plot

By Mason Leath February 10, 2021

★★★☆☆ “Malcolm & Marie” may be televised in black and white, but its dramatic storyline displays a color wheel of human emotion. Starring Zendaya and John David Washington, Netflix's...

Aaron Sorkins The Trial of the Chicago 7 Offers More than a Courtroom Commentary

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Offers More than a Courtroom Commentary

By Katie Kalhorn October 28, 2020

★★★★★ The court case and trial of the Chicago Seven took place over fifty years ago, but its on-screen portrayal in the new Netflix film “​The Trial of The Chicago 7​” is a poignant...

Tenet Offers Visual Excitement, Time-Bending Narrative

‘Tenet’ Offers Visual Excitement, Time-Bending Narrative

By Zain Sandhu September 10, 2020

★★★★☆ Christopher Nolan’s time-bending, espionage-tinged thriller “Tenet,” the latest in the renowned director’s filmography, is a visually arresting and conceptually ambitious spectacle...

GUNSLINGER PRODUCTIONS | Engels documentary at once solidifies Ivins legacy as a journalist and memorializes her sharp wit and infectious humor.

Molly Ivins’ Life, Legacy Examined in ‘Raise Hell’ Documentary

By Zain Sandhu September 11, 2019

★★★★★ Director Janice Engel’s latest documentary, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” enshrines the life, legacy and wit of acclaimed journalist Molly Ivins, a charismatic...

CATALONIA FILMS | A vibrant underground club scene helps set the stage of This is Not Berlin and creates the space for Carlos exploration of his identity.

‘This is Not Berlin’ Tackles Queer Coming-of-Age Story

By Sean Fulmer September 11, 2019

★★★★☆ Evocative of recent masterpieces “Moonlight” and “Roma,” “This is Not Berlin” presents a brilliant coming-of-age story in Mexico City during the 1980s. Anchored by stunning...

TRADEMARK FILMS | Joan Stanley, played by Judi Dench, offers a humanizing look at wartime espionage and complicates the usual portrayal of Russian spies.

‘Red Joan’ Loses Momentum in Wartime Drama

By James Kim April 25, 2019

★★★☆☆ English theater director Trevor Nunn transitions from his usual work on the stage to directing the British political drama “Red Joan.” The basis of this historical tale of intrigue...

IMAX | New documentary Apollo 11 provides viewers an unparalleled look into the famed space mission.

‘Apollo 11’ Grants Unparalleled but Flawed Look Into Historic Mission

By Amber Gillette March 3, 2019

★★★☆☆ From when the astronauts put on their suits to their landing in the sea, “Apollo 11” allows the audience to experience the awe of space travel in a series of breathtaking shots of...

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Fitting Finale for Redford in ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

By Meghan DeCourcey October 4, 2018

★★★★★ It is difficult to imagine the silver screen without Robert Redford, whose career has spanned nearly 60 years, but the 82-year-old actor announced in August 2018 that his...

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Environmental Film Festival Combines Art and Activism

By Alexandra Brunjes March 23, 2018

Screening over 100 films at nearly 30 locations across Washington, D.C., the D.C. Environmental Film Festival is informing and impressing audiences from March 15 to 25 with a broad selection of environmental...

Movie Review: ‘Palacios’

By Noah Levesque February 26, 2018

“No need to go anywhere,” Holly, a widow living in St. Louis, Mo.,  says after just discovering a young black man sleeping on her roof. “Just come eat the breakfast.” The young man she addresses,...

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