Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“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...

‘Sorority Row’ offers stab at legitimacy for talentless Hollywood offspring

By Kate MacDonald

September 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

 It starts with an accidental death, followed by threats, gory deaths and a disguised killer. Sound familiar? These traits can be attributed to countless horror films made in the last two decades. Yet Stewart Hendler’s “Sorority...

‘Jennifer’s Body’ hosts plenty of laughs, few horrors

By Haley Navarro

September 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

Let’s get something straight: Diablo Cody is a comedy writer. Best known for her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” its evident that Cody is sharp, witty and up on her culture. “Jennifer’s Body,” released in theaters on September 18, does not...

“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

By Nicholas Ortolani

September 10, 2009

Filed under Movies

What a beautiful mess this film is. Quentin Tarantino’s new endeavor, “Inglourious Basterds” is a rock’em sock’em caper that takes place during World War II. The movie, in part, follows a group of United States soldi...