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DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

Rain greeted me outside the theater after a screening of Damien Chazelle’s “First Man.” As I walked back to Georgetown, the world around me felt both smaller and larger at the same time. If you’ve ever experienced something so highly impactful in an understated way, the ensuing gap in expectation[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Blade Runner’

★★★★★ The fear of the sequel slump is real. Rarely do remakes and follow-ups live up to their billings. They instead rely on the nostalgia of fans and hope for the continued efficacy of overused techniques and motifs. “Blade Runner 2049,” to the benefit and enjoyment of all, does not[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘The Big Short’

★★★★★ An adaptation of Michael Lewis’ bestselling 2010 novel of the same name, “The Big Short” explores the inner workings of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the few individuals who profited from it through the unique perspective of a handful of financial industry outsiders. The plot weaves the intricate beginnings[Read More…]

Gosling Takes a Wild and Dangerous Ride

Opening with a suspenseful car chase, Drive may at first seem to be your typical fast-driving, muscle-car movie. But as soon as the opening credits roll (in a florid, hot pink font) to the tune of an ’80s-inspired electro-pop song, it becomes clear that the drama, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is not your average[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Five stars: Without a doubt, that is the rating Blue Valentine deserves. The kind of romantic comedy where the comedy is subtle and the romance is downplayed, with the sort of nonlinear narrative that has shaped dozens upon dozens of art-house flicks before it, Blue Valentine is truly magnificent. Its[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide