Film & TVWknd

‘Point Break’ maintains the spirit of the original cult classic

The remake of the 1991 cult classic Point Break is better than expected, just don’t expect much more than an entertaining movie.

READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Berg: A comprehensive defense of ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’

Search your heart, you know it’s true – Home Alone 1 isn’t as good as 2.






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Star Wars: What are the fans saying?

Fans have plenty to say about the new Star Wars film. Here are some of the most common sentiments.






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Does ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ live up to the monumental hype?

For a blockbuster as massive as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ the Emerald enlisted three reviewers to compare opinions. One could not find tickets at any theater, so we are left with a double review from a ‘Star Wars’ fanatic and a casual fan. All reviews are spoiler-free.






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Review: ‘Doctor Who’ concludes Season 9 on an emotional high note

The last episode of season 9 of Doctor Who, “Hell Bent,” was meaningful in every sense of the word.






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

‘The Night Before’ and ‘Krampus’: the search for a new Christmas classic

This season gives us two unconventional yuletide flicks from Seth Rogen and Michael Dougherty. But will they hold up for annual viewing?






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Berg: ‘Creed’ sets a new standard for retro revivals

It’s the oldest story around, but Ryan Coogler’s ‘Creed’ finds a way to make it feel new and refreshing.






READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Guest Review: ‘Suffragette’ and the problem with period films

Period films dealing with social justice cut both ways: on the one hand, 12 Years a Slave reminds us of the cruelties of antebellum America and why people should never regress to living in such a way. On the other, it allows us the breath with which to sigh, “Whew, …

READ MORE →
Film & TVWknd

Emerald Recommends: The Best Films of the Decade (So Far)

This Thanksgiving weekend, check out some of the best films from 2010-2015, handpicked by the Emerald staff.






READ MORE →