Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Seven Psychopaths” more disorienting than psychotic

By Emily Brightman

November 7, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

With a moniker like “Seven Psychopaths” dripping with demented possibilities, it seems impossible to go wrong. But sadly, Martin McDonagh’s latest flick evokes more head-scratching bemusement than anything else. Struggling sc...

Tinker, Tailor, Awesome, Movie

By Geoffrey King

February 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Directed by Tomas Alfredson and based on the novel by John le Carré, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is a beautifully crafted film that thrills and captivates. “There’s a mole, right at the top of the Circus. A...

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” packs an emotional wallop

By Reana Garcia

February 3, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a marvelous film that successfully surpasses the often cringe-inducing label of the “9/11 movie.” Although the characters’ reflections on the day do trigger quite a few of the film’s...

‘Void’ not totally fulfilling

By Mark Schiffer

December 5, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Gaspar Noe has long been a polarizing force in the world of film. His previous effort, “Irreversible,” has been dividing viewers since its 2002 release due to disturbingly free-flowing camerawork, over-the-top violence and...

‘Kick-Ass’ takes names

By Andrew Sheridan

April 26, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“With no power comes no responsibility,” muses Dave Lizewski, pondering a decision to risk his life to play super-hero, “…except that isn’t true.” This is the central theme in Matthew Vaughn’s new film, Kick-Ass. Adapt...

Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” thrills and spiritually engages

By Mark Schiffer

April 4, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

\"Mother\" - English Trailer from Youtube.comWe begin with a field. We don’t know where this field is, but as we see a middle-aged Korean woman walk through it, we understand that it is going to be a place of importance. I...

“Taking back campus”

By Chelsea Whitton

September 30, 2009

Filed under Movies

The student strike in the fall of 2007 may not have been long-lived, but after two years of production, a University of Massachusetts student is ready to premiere “Taking Back Campus,” a documentary on the strike.  Directed by Rosie Walunas, a junior at UMass majoring in j...