Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A Revolution in Acting

By kevinkoczwara

January 13, 2009


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After Kate Winslets recent victories at the Golden globes (best supporting actress for "The Reader" and best actress for "Revolutionary Road") I thought I should write up a short review of "Revolutionary Road."Let me start off by saying this: the movie is all about the acting. The acting is pitch-perf...

The Curious Case

By kevinkoczwara

December 26, 2008


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To say "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is the year's best film is too high of a compliment (it is getting a few of those), but the film is surely one of the best of the year. With David Fincher's direction the film moves through one man's story with ease, grace and a much needed omnipresent feel.The audience is allowed a once in a lifetime opportunity to read from Mr. Button's very own journal an...

The kids of Journalism 393F have taken over…

December 12, 2008


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Some films must be seen – they’re almost too unbelievable to disregard or to ignore. Some, like those of the “Showgirls” variety, are mere flashes in the poor taste pan. Poor, yes, but they’re the stuff of laughs, not of legend. Such films may air in perpetuity on cable, softened up for public consumption by network executives leery of their content, but tem...

Clint Eastwood: As good as they get

By kevinkoczwara

December 12, 2008


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With "Gran Torino" opening to some great reviews, Eastwood winning a major acting award for the film already, I thought it was fair to post an interview that the New York Times did with him. He is a true American actor and hero of cinema. Look at his body of work, there is a lot, and ther eare some of the greatest gems in American Cinema to date.Here's the ArticleH...

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By kevinkoczwara

December 12, 2008


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Today was the day that the grand ol' Golden Globe nominations get announced.Another one of those glitz and glamour showcases for the rich to shine. But in all fairness we watch the rich, pay for them to be rich, to entertain and then be rewarded for entertaining us. It is something for actors, write...

I must disagree with Shayna, it happens

By kevinkoczwara

December 7, 2008


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Shayna Murphy reviewed Danny Boyle's new film "Slumdog Millionaire" earlier this week. And I must disagree with her "B" rating. Now I know our rating system is flawed (which one isn't?) and it is completely subjective. But I must give Boyle's new film an "A" on our rector scale.The film breaks so ma...

Weekend DVD Rental

By kevinkoczwara

December 5, 2008


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The underbelly of cities has been told many times before. Whether it is in Polanski’s masterpiece “Chinatown,” or Danny Boyle’s adaptation of “Trainspotting,” the underworlds of society have been explored, opened to the public eye and seen in almost perfect lights. So what could “City of God” bring new to the table? The m...

Boston Theatres This Weekend…Coming to Amherst

By kevinkoczwara

November 25, 2008


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Ty Burr and Wesley Morris rarely disagree like they do here about the new Danny Boyle Film "Slumdog Millionaire." It is getting rave reviews across the country and talk of Oscars is heavy.Here is there weekly "Take 2" on the film:This Thanksgiving "Milk" is opening and that is being called a "masterpiece" across the board. Here ...

The Wrestler Trailer Finally Online

By kevinkoczwara

November 21, 2008


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Variety has posted the trailer for the new Darren Aronofsky film "The Wrestler."Mickey Rourke is getting praise from almost every critic and won over a lot of hearts at some major festivals.Check it out:...

Classic Halloween Thrillers

By Jennifer Turner

October 30, 2008


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Halloween This 1978 John Carpenter classic is the granddaddy to the modern horror film. Michael Myers remains one of the scariest and most recognizable movie killers. This film features a young Jamie Lee Curtis as the virginal babysitter Laurie Strode. On Halloween night, Michael Myers escapes from t...

Weekend Movie Rental

By kevinkoczwara

October 18, 2008


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Another weekend, another movie rental suggestion (just a day late). "The Visitor" played at Amherst cinema last spring. I got to go to a press screening, but never got to run the review in the paper because we ran out of time. So this is as good of a time as any to recommend this beautiful film. Let's start it off by saying the movie is a roller-coast...

DVD Pick of the Week

By kevinkoczwara

October 10, 2008


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This weekend in Northampton there is a festival dedicated to Robert Altman. So this weekend for my DVD I figured I'd pick a movie that feels like an Altman film, but was a first for one of the new-era of American directors.P.T. Anderson's first film "Boogie Night's" was a breathe of fresh air in Holly...