Love Redux: ‘Marriage Story,’ Reviewed

From start to finish, Baumbach’s direction and writing are almost flawless; the smoothness of the screenplay and its dialogue belie how harrowing the events depicted actually are, not only for the characters but also for the audience.


‘Hustlers’ Falls Short Despite Impeccable Cast

I really wanted to love this movie. Filled to the brim with some of the most iconic names in the music industry and Hollywood (perhaps too many — was Usher’s cameo really necessary?), I expected nothing but great things from this eclectic, glittery premiere. I was eager to dive straight into the world of strip clubs and pole dancing, and while the first 10 minutes succeeded in whetting my palate, I quickly lost interest and fell more and more confused as every minute passed. It seemed like with every new scene there was another storyline to be explored that was never truly followed up on. What resulted was a chaotic mish-mosh of blurry flashbacks and awkward cuts to the present-day.


Andrea Berloff ’95 To Debut New Film ‘The Kitchen’ At Cornell Cinema

Andrea Berloff ’95 will be showing her new film The Kitchen tonight at Cornell Cinema. The Kitchen is Berloff’s directorial debut, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. Set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen district in the late 1970s, the film depicts the lives of three mob wives who take over the mafia as their husbands are sent to prison following an FBI sting. The Kitchen is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. Berloff also co-wrote 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, which earned Berloff her first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.


‘Jojo Rabbit’: Surprisingly Sweet

Just keep going. That’s the message here, not that Nazis are funny or that children are incapable of emotional complexity but that in the darkest of nights all we can do is to do what we can. Come what may but love conquers all.