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Top 10 cinematic sensations seen on the big screen this year

By Nora Drapalski

December 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

Charged with the task of sifting through the plotless horror tales and cringing chick flicks, we have unearthed the top 10 best movies of 2009 from beneath the piles of … bad stuff. Imagery and originality battled it out, narrowing...

Big screen blunders: disappointing films of 2009

By Shayna Murphy

December 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

(Editor's Note: This is an updated version of an earlier story published on December 9, 2009.) No best-of-the-year film list would be complete without a glimpse at the films that made audience-goers cringe in 2009. From har...

10 Holiday Films Which Won’t Make You Cringe

By Mark Schiffer

December 6, 2009

Filed under Television

It is difficult to say that that the holidays are an uplifting time for everyone. Packed toy stores, clusters of relatives and flight delays due to inclement weather all manage to form what for some is the pinnacle of stress for...

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...

“The Box” puts the fear back into the unknown

By Steven Baum

November 6, 2009

Filed under Archives

In a time when the unknown can become known in seconds thanks to modern technology, “The Box” puts the fear back into that which is not known.  The year is 1976. Norma and Arthur Lewis are a happily married couple. They...

“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...

Michael Moore’s Newest Love Child

By Steven Baum

October 6, 2009

Filed under Movies

As one of the most commercially successful documentary filmmakers in history, Michael Moore once again finds himself the subject of inquiry following the release of his most recent collection of criticism on America, “Capitalism: A Lo...

10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path

By Mark Schiffer

October 6, 2009

Filed under Movies, Television

Every year around Halloween, the same television channels play the same horror movies – “Sleepaway Camp” on TBS, “Hellraiser” on AMC, etc. While one would not wish to deride the positive qualities of these films, it...

Artists ask "Who Does She Think She Is?" in new documentary

By Cal Scannell

September 29, 2009

Filed under Movies

The Everywoman’s Center and the Women of Color Leadership Network will be presenting the film, “Who Does She Think She Is?” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Augusta Savage Gallery in the New Africa House. This event is free to ev...

Singaporean Spectacle showing at SOM

By Mark Schiffer

September 29, 2009

Filed under Movies

The Asian Arts and Culture Program is screening films at the Isenberg School of Management every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. throughout the fall semester. Covering everything from the Iranian coming-of-age story “Times and Winds”...

“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...

‘Half-Blood Prince’ brings audiences ‘Half-Way’ to a magical finale

By Haley Navarro

September 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, opened July 15 and quickly secured its spot as a summer blockbuster. According to Boxofficemojo.com, as of August 30, the film has grossed $895,958,075 worldwide. The...