Sarah B. Pilchick

Film probes the hereafter
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Film probes the hereafter

In the cinematic world, there is a fine line between heavy-handed and understated. “Hereafter,” director Clint Eastwood’s latest collaboration with Matt Damon, straddles that line and nearly falls into schlocky territory.

‘The Town’ unambiguous but still exciting
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‘The Town’ unambiguous but still exciting

Ben Affleck, against all odds, has proven himself to be a very capable director and screenwriter. While some of his past performances were suspect, this is not the Affleck of “Gigli” infamy. He is at his best when filming what he knows, namely the grittier side of Boston.

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Anna Deavere Smith visits campus

Renowned playwright, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith spoke to an enthusiastic crowd Monday evening as the first Stanford Distinguished Professor of the year. Her appearance, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities, captivated the sold-out crowd in Gusman Concert Hall.

“Easy A” witty and memorable
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“Easy A” witty and memorable

Teen movies have a certain cachet. Some are established classics, think “Ferris Bueller” or anything from John Hughes’ filmography, and some, like “Mean Girls,” are newer. But the funny thing about the genre is that the truly great films become legends, while the mediocre are simply forgotten.

‘Lebanon’ emotionally brutalizing, brilliant
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‘Lebanon’ emotionally brutalizing, brilliant

Lebanon is not a film that is easy to experience. As a war movie, it is fantastic, echoing the claustrophobia of Das Boot and the futility of Apocalypse Now, but it succeeds even more when it is viewed as a film about relationships, namely the bond between a small team of Israeli soldiers in a tank on the first day of the first Lebanon war in 1982.

Hurricane Bookshelf – September picks
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Hurricane Bookshelf – September picks

Despite the fact that everyone’s free time just significantly decreased with the start of classes, there’s always time to read for pleasure. Maybe you just want to avoid your assigned reading; maybe you are simply sick of Oprah’s Book Club selections. Here are a few of the book world’s most recent releases.

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“Going the Distance” falls flat

“Going the Distance” is a fairly straightforward film about a long-distance relationship. There are no major twists or surprises, and it’s an honest, vaguely romanticized look at a realistic couple. Like any relationship, however, the film starts to drag after a funny, fast-paced “getting to know you” montage. Once the courtship ends and Erin and Garrett’s relationship begins, played by Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, “Going the Distance” becomes a bit monotonous.

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And the Oscar goes to…

Whether the Academy Awards’ big experiment, expanding the best picture category from five nominees to 10, will pay off in a ratings bump this year remains to be seen. Regardless, audience members can be sure this year’s Oscars broadcast will be full of surprises.

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