This Southern Gothic murder mystery is not for the faint-hearted, warns Rehan Dadi '15 who saw Killer Joe at Cinemapolis last week. Matthew McConaughey nearly saves the film with his riveting turn as a crazed murderer.
On Tuesday, Cornell Cinema screened The Artist is Present, a documentary on performance artist Marina Abramovic. Arts and Entertainment Editor Daveen Koh '14 views Abramovic as a "warrior" who confronts the humanity in all who dare face her.
Arts and Entertainment Editor Zachary Zahos '15 reviews the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Bruce Willis sci-fi flick Looper, a compelling if flawed take on time travel and all its scientific and existential quandaries.
"Woke up, got out of bed / dragged a comb, across my head." That Beatles song was made real by Youtube, which pieced together a day in the life of 80,000 people in over 190 countries to produce Life in a Day, screened at Cornell Cinema on Wednesday. Charley Du '16 was surprisingly unmoved by the ambitious project, but found inspiration in the pre-screening talk by Youtube architect Mike Solomon '00.
Film editing is an "invisible art" that escapes many, but certainly not Michael R. Miller '74, who counts Raging Bull and Raising Arizona among the nearly 50 films he has shaped. Ahead of the Ithaca premiere of his latest film, Liberal Arts, Miller discusses the nuances of his craft, the impact of editing software and his memories as The Sun's Arts and Entertainment Editor. Needless to say, Arts and Entertainment Editor Zachary Zahos '15 finds out that he has a lot in common with Miller.
The Master, the new film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is demanding, confusing and 137 minutes long. It is also totally worth your time, according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Zachary Zahos '15.