Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lars Von Trier Fills Audiences With Disgust and Awe With “Antichrist”

By Mark Schiffer

November 17, 2009

Filed under Movies

What may be one of the more important pieces of information to know about “Antichrist” is that if you are going to the movies to watch John Cusack save the world and his family in slow motion, you probably have wandered into...

Coco before she was France’s Mademoiselle

By Lisa Linsley

November 15, 2009

Filed under Movies

We are all familiar with the Chanel logo, the iconic image of the two C’s intertwined. Department stores internationally sell the famous Chanel #5, while the authentic handbags are sold at a price range that extends up to $3,500....

“A Christmas Carol” is an early season hit

By Kate MacDonald

November 12, 2009

Filed under Movies

The old story starts off, “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” For Ebenezer Scrooge, this sentiment could not be further from the truth! Everyone,...

Horror flick epitome of paranormal mediocrity

By Rachel Dougherty

October 29, 2009

Filed under Movies

Determining the merit of a new film may be difficult when so many trigger-happy critics are awaiting the first chance they get to blow a fresh release out of proportion. And yet, it can’t be all hype. Seeing a teenage girl exit...

“A Serious Man” is a Serious Success

By Mark Schiffer

October 27, 2009

Filed under Movies

The figure of the “nebbish” has had a long and proud history in film. Ranging from Woody Allen’s entire pre-Mia Farrow divorce output to Paul Giamatti’s portrayal of Harvey Pekar, the neurotic Jewish male has long held interest f...

“Om Shanti Om” Enchants Amherst Cinema

By Mark Schiffer

October 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

The theater at Amherst Cinema was packed almost to capacity this past Sunday at 1 p.m., a sign of an audience buzzing with anticipation for the special screening of Farah Khan’s 2007 Bollywood box-office hit “Om Shanti Om,”...

Bright Star: a visual masterpiece that captures eternal love and fleeting life

By Nora Drapalski

October 20, 2009

Filed under Movies

Named after one of his well-known poems, the film “Bright Star” is based on the true story of John Keats, an English poet in the Romantic movement, as seen through the eyes of his love, Miss Fanny Brawne. The story follows...

Rip them to shreds: dirty looks, hapless killer elicit more laughs than scares in slasher remake

By Danny Marchant

October 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

 The credited director of “The Stepfather” is Nelson McCormick. The credited writer is J.S. Cardone. Those are incredibly creative names for what are clearly two monkeys who turned to Post-It notes with ideas written on them to devise the s...

Jonze knows ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

By Lindsay Pierce

October 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved picture book “Where the Wild Things Are” is not quite a story for children, but more a story of childhood. The movie is dark, troubling and often violent, and may be too intense and unsettling for young children....

Local Cinema to host Bollywood Extravaganza

By Mark Schiffer

October 15, 2009

Filed under Movies

This Sunday, October 18, Amherst Cinema will be presenting Farah Khan’s 2007 Bollywood smash hit, “Om Shanti Om.” Garnering a total of $39 million at the international box office, “Om Shanti Om” is currently the 7t...

Class Action screening of “Capitalism: a Love Story” leaves audiences with bitter hearts

By Steven Baum

October 14, 2009

Filed under Movies

Last Wednesday, Class Action, an organization that strives to raise awareness of social inequality and rid the world of classism, screened Michael Moore’s latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The event consisted of a...

Classic ‘Rebel’ still relevant

By Lindsay Pierce

October 12, 2009

Filed under Movies

“Rebel Without a Cause” first opened on Oct. 7, 1955, approximately one month after its star, James Dean, died in a fatal car accident. Dean’s fame stems from starring roles in only three films: “East of Eden” (1955), “Rebe...