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Claire N. Park

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars on How the Film 'Transcends Race'

"‘Oh, are they good Asians or bad Asians?’ How about, are we good filmmakers or bad filmmakers? Good actors or bad actors?” Claire N. Park sits down with cast and crew of Crazy Rich Asians.

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A Conversation with Sofia Coppola on “The Beguiled” at the Harvard Film Archive

“I wanted to give these women a fair voice,” Sofia Coppola said.

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‘Little Pink House’ is a Gift of a Story in Dull Packaging

With a little more concentrated emotional floridity, Balaker could have hit the sweet spot between mawkishly sentimental and tediously informative.


Professor Max Bohnenkamp Remarks on Censorship and Traumatic History in 'To Live'

“The challenge to the viewer, and the responsibility to shoulder, for the privilege of getting to see a censored film, is to try to do something constructive and good after seeing it."

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‘Ramen Heads’ a Mostly Delectable Helping

Ramen chefs, poised mere feet away from their customers, are generous stewards of a hallowed, religiously meditative experience

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‘The Feels’ Unfortunately Unfeeling

“The Feels” hashes out Lu’s orgasm issue and all its attendant compatibility questions too easily at the end, in a way that undermines the entire film’s dramatic project.

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‘Isle of Dogs’ Fully Deserving of Puppy Snaps

'Isle of Dogs' is a wondrous fantasia of art.

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‘Nostalgia’ Drowns in Sentimentality

The film hinges on a theoretically profound, yet practically cringeworthy, question: “Can what we hold in our hands be the same as what we hold in our hearts?” (The answer: Obviously.)

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‘Thoroughbreds’ Wonderfully Disquieting

​In the imperfectly perfect world of Connecticut royalty, even lawn mowers bleat eerily.

Around Town

Tatte Bakery & Café's Elevated Classics

The pastry selection displays a unique variation that can make the uninitiated feel hopelessly provincial.