ETAN WEISFOGEL, Editor-in-Chief

Etan Weisfogel, CC ’20, is pretty good at dealing with stress except when he decides to watch a movie at home, at which point he finds himself unable to choose from the thousands of available options and just watches Seinfeld instead.

For Those In A Hurry, Five Great Movies Under Ten Minutes:
1. A Study In Choreography for Camera (Deren, 1945)
2. Cosmic Ray (Conner, 1962)
3. Cat Listening to Music (Marker, 1988)
4. Visit (Jia, 2020)
5. Hold Me Now (Robinson, 2008)

 


JULIA ROTHKOFF

Julia Rothkoff, BC ’20, sees three movies a week with her AMC Stubs membership. For reasons unbeknownst to her, it is raining outside every time she leaves a movie theater. Her dream would be to never leave the theater, but this is maybe illegal.

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Top 5 dogs/alien dogs in films that have nothing to do with dogs: 
1. Butkus, Bullmastiff from Rocky (1976)
2. Frank, alien disguised as a Pug from Men in Black (1997)
3. Einstein, Catalan Sheepdog from Back to the Future (1985)
4. Puffy, Border Terrier from There’s Something About Mary (1998)
5. Pippet, Labrador Retriever from Jaws (1975)

 

 

 


MOHAR KALRA

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Mohar, SEAS ’21, watches movies to compensate for the fact that he no longer has the attention span to read. Nonetheless, he watches everything with subtitles on.

5 films I did not to expect to laugh nearly as hard as I did at:
1. Happy End by Michael Haneke
2. Mindgame by Masaki Yuasa
3. Happiness by Todd Solondz
4. DreaMinimalist by Marie Losier
5. Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Andersson

 


MAEVE MURPHY

Maeve, BC ‘21, has only been in one argument about La La Land so far this year, which is a new record for her. If this bio were a speech, she would thank Olivier Assayas because he is the best, and the 2014-2016 Prix Romy Schneider recipients because she loves them too. Lastly, had Maeve not joined Double Exposure, she never would’ve gotten lost in Lincoln Center with Ron Howard en route to NYFF’s P&I screening of Portrait of A Lady on Fire. So if that’s your dream, you should join too.

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Five 21st-Century Films About Girlhood,
Other Than Céline Sciamma’s
Girlhood:

1. Thelma (dir. Joachim Trier, 2017)
2. Mustang (dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015)
3. Respire (dir. Mélanie Laurent, 2014)
4. Water Lillies (dir. Céline Sciamma, 2007)
5. Bend It Like Beckham (dir. Gurinder Chadha, 2002)

 

 

 

 


ALAN WU

Alan Wu, CC ’23, is always trying to reconcile his anarchist values with contemporary film distribution practices. Thinks highly enough of himself to have a theory on film, one that validates anything sleep-inducing, narrative-less and mildly avant-garde regardless of quality. Prefers the Czech, Taiwanese and Iranian new waves to the French one.

5 movies to watch to pretend you are an expert on cinema:

1. Greed (1924)
2. Limite (1931)
3. Hard to Be a God (2013)
4. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
5. Citizen Kane (1941)


MILAN LOEWER

Milan Loewer, CC ’21, first fell in love with cinema after watching a series of NY Knicks compilation videos (set variously to Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” and Kanye West’s “Amazing”) on YouTube circa age ten. His taste has mostly degenerated since then.

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Top 5 Eastern Bloc films that use a historical setting as an allegorical device (to say something about the political moment in which they were made): 

1)     The Round Up (Miklós Jancsó – 1966)
2)     Danton (Andrzej Wajda – 1983)
3)     Mephisto (István Szabó – 1981)
4)     Marketa Lazarová (František Vláčil – 1967)
5)   Narcissus and Psyche (Gábor Bódy – 1980)

 


RICHARD LEE

Richard Lee, SEAS ’23, finds solace in movies as a medium for expressing emotions that cannot be transcribed. He often laughs during horror movies, tears up during comedies, and has spent too much time trying to decipher the ending conversation in Lost in Translation. He also probably still owes overdue fees for movies he rented over high school.

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Top 5 Studio Ghibli films:
1. Spirited Away (2001)
2. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
3. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
5. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

 

 

 

 

 


AUDREY ZHANG

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