A little glitz, a bit of glam and a whole lot of celeb power — the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards showed off the year’s best film and television actors, actresses and artists with its usual elegance and excitement.
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In the turbulence surrounding Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview” emerged a stereotypical, well, Rogen-Franco movie full of frat-boy humor — not a movie worth intense political debate and hackings.
The holidays may be over, but the second-best time of the year is just beginning — and Trophy Hunting is back once again to cover it all! Awards season kicks off with the 72nd annual Golden Globes, which highlights the best of the year’s film and television. What makes this ceremony stand out is its dual focus on both mediums rather than just motion pictures, as well as the distinction of Drama and Musical/Comedy categories. Let’s review some of the most notable nominees and the major contenders leading the way. (Note: These picks are my own based on my research and personal viewing.)
If you haven’t heard of the podcast Serial yet, you might be living under a rock or lost somewhere in Leakin Park searching through the mysteries of the death of Hae Min Lee.
Writer and director Justin Simien’s new film, “Dear White People,” is a hilarious satire of racial politics and a welcome breath of fresh air. While the movie has its flaws, it is funny, pointed, honest and something we haven’t seen in recent modern films.
The dramatic how-to videos of the ‘90s, such as a McDonald’s training video and a 1997 instructional video “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet,” will come alive this weekend.
What happens when two Florida State University frat bro alumni get together?
This fall is the season of TV mediocrity. There isn’t a single show coming up that I’m over the moon about, as most prestige TV will air in the spring.
Can a movie be smart yet exceedingly dumb? Is it possible to look past empty dialogue, pointless action and shallow characters to recognize a film’s deeper message? Have I just been mercilessly trolled? These are questions I kept asking myself after seeing Luc Besson’s “Lucy”.
What is the American dream? Does it matter how we achieve it? How far can one go before they are unredeemable? These are all questions James Gray’s The Immigrant expects the audience to grapple with. Whether you find answers is not the film’s problem. The director James Gray is content to let the viewer come to their own decisions, which is both a weakness and strength for the film.
The 2013 Polish black-and-white film, “Ida”, which will end its two-week run at the Hippodrome State Theatre this Sunday, is both a nuanced study of 1960s Eastern Europe and a coming-of-age film that feels familiar and strange at the same time.
Ecoterrorism, the subject of Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves,” is a tricky topic to think about.
Disney’s “Maleficent” is so many things at once. It is a beautiful fairy tale. It is visually stunning. It is overdone. It is messy.
“Le Week-End,” playing at the Hippodrome State Theatre until June 5, is a small marvel of a film. Though it deals with a subject that (on the surface) is hard for college students to relate to — the boredom that grows in a long relationship — “Le Week-End” is still full of small, often devastating truths about the human condition we can all relate to.
I went into “X-Men: Days of Future Past” with high hopes. After a string of disappointing superhero movies – the latest Spider-Man, “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” the last stupid Thor — I was ready to get back to the glory days of the Batman trilogy.