Youngkwang Shin '19

ARTS AND LIVING

“BlacKkKlansman” Promises Radicalism, But Fails to Deliver

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || September 12 2018 || 148-2

For a brief moment in the final stretch, “BlacKkKlansman” sheds the infiltration shenanigans and the tired cop camaraderie.

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Demon in Red: Panos Cosmatos’ Film “Mandy” Fails to Please

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || October 2 2018 || 148-5

Red Miller (Nicholas Cage) lives in the mountains with his artist-wife Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough), hidden from the rest of society in deep and enduring love.

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Amherst Cinema Screens Works of French Filmmaker Agnes Varda

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

Amherst Cinema is screening works of renowned French film director Agnes Varda.

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“Wings of Desire” Successfully Breaks Fantasy Genre Tropes

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || November 28 2018 || 148-10

"Wings of Desire," a 1987 film, breaks the boundaries of typical fantasy.

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Golden Globe Nominee “Shoplifters” Comes to Amherst Cinema

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || February 6 2019 || 148-12

“Shoplifters” tells the story of the Shibata family, a group of misfits who build real connections despite their dependence on illegal activities for survival.

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"Glass" Wraps Up Shyamalan Trilogy With Few Delights

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || February 27 2019 || 148-15

As the culmination of an M. Night Shyamalan trilogy spanning nearly 20 years, "Glass" returns to many old themes and techniques that may have been fresh at the story's conception but have grown a bit stale with time.

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“Stop Making Sense” Suspends Clarity for Sensory Delight

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || March 20 2019 || 148-17

Screened at Amherst Cinema, the concert film "Stop Making Sense" does just that, as it departs from norms of narrative and plot while thrilling with pleasures of image and sound.

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“Ash Is Purest White” Explores the Vulnerability of Love

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || April 24 2019 || 148-22

"Ash Is Purest White" is a captivating tale that focuses on the lives of a gangster couple in times of upheaval.