Articles by: Maya Birney '17

Manchester by the Sea, Our Latest Must-Watch

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Kenneth Lonergan wrote and directed one of this year’s critic-adored films, Manchester by the Sea, a movie that rightfully earned him two Academy Award nominations for “Best Achievement in Directing” and “Best Original Screenplay.” The film received six nominations, which speaks volumes about the casting director, Douglas Aibel, as threeRead More

Spotlight on the Highly-Acclaimed Captain Fantastic

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mark your calendars; the 89th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 26th! With the awards season upon us, a horde of Oscar-worthy films have been flooding the theaters, and I’ve had the privilege of viewing a generous handful of them. Of these, Captain Fantastic was the most poignantRead More

The Beatles are Back: A Movie to See

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Friday, I set aside my pile of schoolwork to indulge in an evening performance of Ron Howard’s new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years, at the Madison Art Cinemas. It was a spontaneous trip to the theater; I had originally planned to spend theRead More