The only surprising or intriguing thing left is the gaze of the camera upon its subjects and the way it tells the audience to view them—as either objects or people. Women in spy films are traditionally the former.
Polly Carl, the creative director of ArtsEmerson, was named Person of the Year by the National Theatre Conference (NTC) last month for her/his work in new play development.
WMLFs are typically a biopic, often named after the man they portray, and are nearly always written, directed by, and starring straight white men.
The Silversonic music video festival is bigger than ever, expanding to a full three-day extravaganza.
Panelists discussed a wide range of topics and people, including racism in stand-up comedy, Bill Maher and Sarah Silverman, the television shows “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Black-ish,” and Emerson alum Norman Lear, ‘44.
Long obsolete formats like vinyl and cassettes live on in the world of DIY music.
Underneath the powerful pulse of pop hits playing, the thundering stomp of combat boots, and the crisp clap of tap shoes, the only other noise in the Greene Theater last Saturday night was “YAS WERK!”—the distinct battlecry of dancing superheroes and daunting supervillians.
As two test subjects, Jake and Mika, wait to try an experimental drug, they start to connect with one another. Under the influence, the medicine exposes the characters’ true emotions, and they begin to build an affectionate and authentic relationship.
Meyerhoff, a Student Academy Award nominee, is the founder of Film Fatales, a collective of women filmmakers from all around the world who get together to mentor each other, collaborate on projects, and build a community.
Of the approximately 230 pictures that opened in limited or wide release in 2015, only 25 were directed by women. That's about 11 percent.
The event brought together women working behind the camera and future filmmakers to discuss gender in the industry.
When it comes at the cost of more in-depth reviewing, it is hard to not view grading systems as a symptom of the Internet's shorter attention span.
Last Monday night, the Bright Family Screening Room hosted a free advanced showing of "Spotlight" for the Emerson community. The biopic follows a team of four investigative journalists who shined a light on the sexual abuse of minors by the Catholic Church in Boston.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” based on the popular 2001 movie of the same name, tells the story of a sorority sister who spurns her stereotype. Last weekend, Emerson’s Musical Theatre Society adapted the original Broadway production for the Semel Theater.
“I’d probably describe it as the most messed up coming-of-age story you could possibly imagine, revolving around a boy who’s on the verge of growing up,” Acorn said.