‘Oscar Who?’: A Film Special Issue

By Arts & Living Staff

(Kelley Dillon/Daily Collegian)

The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival focuses on ‘films about film’ — Yelena Rasic
The 23rd annual film festival at UMass offers 11 weeks of free international cinema. The screenings continue with ‘10,000 Km’ on Wednesday.

Five College Film Festival showcases original student work — Gina Lopez
The annual event, which was held at the University of Massachusetts on Friday evening, awarded films by “best of” school and genre.

Lack of representation the focus of 88th Academy Awards — Nathan Frontiero
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and ceremony host Chris Rock commented on another whitewashed Oscars with seriousness and comedy, respectively.

‘The Witch’ brews spellbinding horror from New England lore — Nathan Frontiero
Writer-director Robert Eggers delivers an impressive feature debut with this haunting and historically inspired slow burn.

‘Sembène!’ a reminder of African cinema — Eden Bekele
Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman bring back to life the history of Ousmane Sembène in this documentary film.

A masterwork of film craft, ‘Son of Saul’ has unparalleled savagery — Nate Taskin
This Hungarian drama depicts the Holocaust as it truly was: horrific and hopeless.

Hip-hop culture and coming-of-age tales combine in ‘Dope’ — Kunal Khunger
Newcomer Shameik Moore shines in this beautifully weird coming-of-age story.