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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Onward Depicts Brothers Humorous, Heartwarming Quest

‘Onward’ Depicts Brothers’ Humorous, Heartwarming Quest

By James Kim March 28, 2020

★★★★☆ Two delightfully fantastical but emotionally relatable teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, embark on a mission to bring their father back to life through magic in Disney’s...

The Photograph Compellingly Depicts Relationships, Family

‘The Photograph’ Compellingly Depicts Relationships, Family

By James Kim March 7, 2020

★★★★☆ Entwined love stories involving Queens Museum curator Mae (Issa Rae) and her recently deceased mother Christina (Chanté Adams) form the plot of Stella Meghie’s “The Photograph,”...

Midnight Traveler Offers Powerful Depiction of Immigration

‘Midnight Traveler’ Offers Powerful Depiction of Immigration

By James Kim October 17, 2019

★★★★☆ Sharing his story in “Midnight Traveler,” director Hassan Fazili, an Afghan filmmaker, captures the uncertain and dangerous journey of his family members as they fled their homeland...

ELECTRIC PANDA ENTERTAINMENT | Powered by a touching and powerful performance by lead actress Tiffany Chu, Ms. Purple offers meditations on the idea of care for family in an increasingly modernizing age and grapples with possible solutions to the pressing problem.

‘Ms. Purple’ Spotlights Themes of Love and Family

By James Kim September 27, 2019

★★★★☆ Complex and moving ruminations on the meaning of family along with impressive acting by Tiffany Chu make “Ms. Purple” a touching and heart-wrenching gem. However, the movie still...

WALT DISNEY PICTURES | Disneys Dumbo, brought back to theaters with Tim Burtons distinct artistic eye, is an uplifting family film that will visually stun.

Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Moves Audiences, Visually Stuns

By James Kim March 31, 2019

★★★★☆ Renowned director and producer Tim Burton returned to the cinemas March 29 after a three-year absence with “Dumbo,” a remake of the 1941 animated Disney film. The plot captures a beautiful...

GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT | The performances of Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, right, are decidedly the best part of Serenity.

McConaughey and Hathaway Outshine Otherwise Disappointing ‘Serenity’

By James Kim January 28, 2019

★★☆☆☆ Despite solid performances from Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, “Serenity” fails to meet its audience’s high expectations of a film with such big-name talent. “Serenity”...

STX Entertainment

‘Second Act’ Surprises and Touches Audiences

By James Kim January 16, 2019

★★★★☆ Helmed by the incredible Jennifer Lopez, “Second Act” charms audiences with an inviting plot perfect for this holiday season. Director Peter Segal returns with the new comedy...

Will McGarry

‘Chef Flynn’ Authentically Depicts the Surprising Success of Prodigy Star

By James Kim November 20, 2018

★★★☆☆ Director Cameron Yates’ new documentary “Chef Flynn,” released Nov. 9, tells the story of the prodigy chef Flynn McGarry. Despite a somewhat disappointing ending, “Chef Flynn”...

Blumhouse Productions

Devoid of Ingenuity, ‘Halloween’ Disappoints

By James Kim October 22, 2018

★★☆☆☆ Following a rewarding career as a producer and director for “Joe” and “Prince Avalanche,” David Gordon Green returns to Hollywood with “Halloween,” the latest in...

Amazon Studios

Depiction of Addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’ Haunts Viewers

By James Kim October 18, 2018

Despite an occasional lack of coherent explanations regarding the characters’ relationships, “Beautiful Boy,” released Oct. 12, captivates viewers with its score, cinematography and unflinching...


Elegant Decor, Unsatisfying Meals at the Tavern

By James Kim September 12, 2018

★★★☆☆ 3139 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Located near the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, America Eats Tavern is an acceptable restaurant to experience American...


Movie Review: “Pan”

By James Kim October 9, 2015

★★☆☆☆ On its surface, the movie “Pan” may simply seem like another remake of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. However, instead of the pixie dust and ticking...

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