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“The Promise”: The Story That Hasn’t Been Told Before

by Emma Ohanyan-Tri

“Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” This is a quote by American-Armenian author William Saroyan, a son of survivors of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1922. The quote appears on the screen as a closing caption and perfectly sums up the moral of the long-expected movie The Promise, which opened in U.S. theaters on April 21st.   (more…)

The Best Movies of 2016

Post by Ryan Pumroy

Ryan Pumroy reveals his picks for the top ten films of 2016.

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Review: “Manchester by the Sea”

Post by Ryan Pumroy

When hosting Saturday Night Live last week, Casey Affleck joked Manchester by the Sea is “funny…but just crushingly sad.” It’s an apt description of this excellent film, and it’s one of the year’s best. (more…)

Screencap from "Ghostbusters" (2016), Columbia Pictures

Review: “Ghostbusters” (2016)

Post by Ryan Pumroy

On the interwebs, the Ghostbusters reboot has caused mass hysteria (cats and dogs living together). Ryan Pumroy comments on the online backlash, looks at what critics are saying, and provides his thoughts on the film. (more…)

Review: “The BFG”

Post by Nathan Blake

The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s first non-historical film since 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin, is a little bumpy at times, but overall works as a charming, light and visually stunning adaption of the Roald Dahl book from 1982. (more…)