Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“12 Years a Slave” is a Landmark Achievement

By Alex Frail

November 12, 2013

“12 Years a Slave” is a loaded title. It tells you the movie’s endgame will follow a grueling roadmap of a dozen years of hardship. The movie’s brilliance is that it can overtly reveal its conclusion and can hint at the severe cruelty of its villains while refusing to let you look away. It is a masterw...

‘Shame’ draws audiences into dark places

By Staff

January 30, 2012

Steve McQueen’s “Shame” – rated NC-17 for “explicit sexual content” – gives a powerful and thought provoking insight into the life of a sex addict named Brandon, played by Michael Fassbender. In a world where...