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“Violet Evergarden” is an emotional spectacle of the human spirit

“I want to know what ‘I love you’ means,” are the words spoken by Violet Evergarden in the first episode of Kyoto Animation’s newest project of the same name. The 13-episode series, which was...

Block your eyes and ears from the trainwreck that is “Blockers”

From Key Cannon, the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series and Netflix’s immediately axed show “Girlboss,” comes “Blockers,” her directorial debut about a trio of parents on a mission to stop their daughters from...

Shhhh… “A Quiet Place” is an excellent, stripped-down creature feature

What makes a good horror movie? For most people, the obvious answer is its ability to have us at the edge of our seats beset with fear, to utilize sight and sound in a...

Top 7 most anticipated Spring Splash acts

Spring Splash is just around the corner. You know what means — great music, great food, great vibes and great fun. Word around the street says ASPB is narrowing their options for what kind...

J.K. Stein details abusive relationship with Hollywood director in her memoir, “The Director”

The frequency of sexual assault allegations in this post-Weinstein, #MeToo era slowly desensitizes us to the vile underbelly of rape culture that permeates the entertainment industry. It’s not a problem exclusive to Hollywood, though...

“Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson at his most Wes Anderson — for better...

There was once a time where artists could render their dreams material and be praised for the merit of their work instead of being blasted by overly sensitive moral police bent on having their...

How “Annihilation” confronts global warming and self-destruction

This article contains spoilers for the film “Annihilation.” There is a placid yet eerie scene in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation,” a film concerned with self-destructive infinities, where Cambridge postdoctoral physicist Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson) surrenders herself...

“Memories Don’t Die,” especially when they’re this scarring

In 2016, Tory Lanez released his debut solo project, “I Told You,” an album that was riddled with problems from the start. It not only reflected Lanez’s lack of individuality in comparison to other...

“Antigone”: From pictures to the stage

In Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the titular character breaks the law when she decides to give her brother — who was killed in battle — a proper burial. Creon, the ruler of Thebes, sentences her to...

Misery loves company in genre-skirting black comedy “Thoroughbreds”

In memory of Anton Yelchin, 1989-2016. Navigating the spotless, pearly interiors of the Connecticut mansion where most of “Thoroughbreds” takes place is a foreign exercise, the old-money exuberance displayed having more in common with a...