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MUSE Clues: What to look for in 2014

Biblical blockbusters and cosmic casts By Max Cohen Looking back, 2013 was a good year for movies. But if 2013 was a cocooned caterpillar of a year for film, then 2014 is the majestic butterfly finally emerged from its year-long slumber. Though the potential crop of great movies is staggering, the following are the ones […]

In authenticity and performance, August: Osage County reflects and resonates

In our modern cinematic climate, sensational superheroes, antiheroes and plots to destroy the planet dominate. Quieter stories that reflect everyday life fall to the periphery, deemed too ordinary and – ironically – too “indie” to hold mainstream attentions. These stories, which often contain life’s most complex realities of love, friendship and family, often go untold. […]

2013 in arts and culture: MUSE reflects

Best new Boston bite: Braised beef dumplings blowing up By Brooke Jackson-Glidden Vegetarians, I’m sorry: you’re going to have to sit this one out. From the crispy, ginger-fragrant dumplings at the newly opened Mei Mei Kitchen in South Campus to the hearty rendition with Chinese celery at Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon (which opened in May), […]

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ gives gloomy portrayal of ‘60s folk movement

Inside Llewyn Davis will not cause anyone any mental distress. It won’t blow anyone away or garner a standing ovation in the theater. It’s just not that kind of movie. However, its characters, themes and moods will silently creep into your everyday life. Like the freeloading titular character, this bitter and melancholy tale will linger far […]

Disney’s ‘Frozen’: A frosty fairytale with feminist twist

Three years ago, it would have been ridiculous for Rapunzel and her compatriots to dream of a white Christmas. The animators behind 2010’s Tangled had enough on their hands working out the intricacies of creating strand upon strand of lifelike hair for the movie’s long-locked princess before they could even dream of creating something as […]