“Roma”: To Look Where Others Don’t

In our current cinematic era in which the technicolor spectacle of CGI dominates the box office, the choice of black and white cinematography in contemporary film suggests directorial deliberation and intentionality. It’s a choice the vast majority of viewers likely notice first when entering into the narrative of a film. And most of us, too,…

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Lady Bird and the Economics of Love

Lady Bird is a film which should be seen by anybody who has a complicated relationship with their parents/children, which includes almost everybody. At its heart is the troubled relationship between Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother, Marion McPherson (Laurie Metcalf). Despite this filial relationship, it’s probably best to understand this film…

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Love in A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle in Time is visually stunning, but it’s not going to be remembered based on its visuals alone. Though the graphics were stunning, they cannot compensate for the story. A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg Murray (Storm Reid), her brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their friend, Calvin (Levi Miller), as they search for…

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Jane Austen at 200

On September 22, Lehigh University hosted Jane Austen at 200, a free public symposium that brought together over seventy people to celebrate the writer and her works. The event was planned during the bicentennial of the author’s death to consider both the long legacy of critical conversations surrounding her novels and life and imagine future…

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