Loving
Contemporary Review / Review

Loving

by Kris DiNardiLoving is based on Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving’s nine-year legal battle with the state of Virginia in the 1960’s over the legitimacy of their interracial marriage. After spending a few years in exile in Washington D.C. in order to escape Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws, the Lovings decided to secretly return … Continue reading

Barry
Contemporary Review / Review

Barry

by Joshua WiederBarry is director Vikram Gandhi’s second film, and his fledgling, amateur directorial tendencies draw attention to themselves quite glaringly in this two-hour coming-of-age biopic about a 20-year-old Barack Obama. In the interest of fictionalization, this film makes a concerted, but subtle effort to draw a distinction between the real man and this fictional … Continue reading

Critical Error: The Troubled History of Video Game Adaptations
Film Ed

Critical Error: The Troubled History of Video Game Adaptations

by Justin Madore Adaptations are extremely common in the film industry, and in some ways, they’ve been fundamental in bringing important and quality stories to filmgoers. One of the first book adaptations was Cinderella in 1899 and soon after, other artistic mediums began to get the same treatment. Over the next century, stage plays, television … Continue reading