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Free Food Tonight

Heads up for some events tonight with free food: From 7:30-9:30pm in 203 Diana Center there will be a screening of My Architect: A Son’s Journey.  This film by Nathaniel Kahn is about his travels visiting the architectural works of his father.  It won an Academy Award!  And there will be free food. From 9-10pm […]

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CU Film Festival Begins

Those who still haven’t caught a glimpse of James Franco would be well advised to head to the Columbia University Film Festival beginning tonight at 5:30. The festival, which will screen short films from grad students at the School of Arts Film Program, runs through May 7 at the IFC Center on 6th and West […]

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Three Great Religious Films Not Involving Mel Gibson and/or Anti-Semitism

School’s back in session and the economy’s in the tank. These are two simple truths. Now, plunged back into our workloads and faced with the utter futility of our studies, the lack of a bright tomorrow (though maybe a bright next-decade), it’s easy to despair. Well, despair not, because this week Bwog presents three films […]

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This Week in Procrastination

Procrastination doesn’t have to mean venturing far.  Lectures, laughs, and lame ledes, all on campus. Sunday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Run around campus with photography nerds and try to take the most super-awesomest pictures to win an unspecified prize!  4:00 PM. Monday Elections and the US Media: An international panel of journalists discusses the coverage of […]

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Weekend Rentals: All the News That’s Fit to Print

As I was without an Internet connection for the past week, I ended up watching a lot of television news. And while hearing about Barack Obama’s every move and every analyst’s baseless prediction of the day is fun for… well, really not all that long, here are some movies about the news are much more […]

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“I’m Not There”: A Yorkie Roundtable

Several Bwog editors retrieved the passwords of their middle school AIM screen names and entered a chatroom to discuss Todd Haynes’ new Dylan “biopic” I’m Not There. Heath Ledger was taken down a notch, David Cross was lauded, and Yorkie avatars were chosen.  Today’s Yorkie Roundtable features: Armin Rosen  Andrew Flynn      Maryam Parhizkar […]

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Schamus Redux

Esteemed School of the Arts professor James Schamus received the Venice Film Festival top award, the Golden Lion, for Lust, Caution. The duo saw previous accolades with Brokeback Mountain, which also won the Golden Lion. Directed by Ang Lee and produced and co-written by Schamus, Lust, Caution piggybacks on Brokeback Mountain‘s sexual frankness, garnering the […]

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Cinema Paradiso: Bwog’s Fall Film Preview

As Rush Hour 3 and Stardust and the like trudge turgidly out of theaters, autumn brings a breath of fresh air. Fresh, Oscar-baity air. Bwog cineastes Daniel D’Addario, Jamie Johns, and Christian Kamongi are here to help you say yes to Coens, Cronenberg, and Clayton, and no to Alvin and the Chipmunks. September The Brave […]

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The Number 23…on the 23rd…

In which Bwog freelancer Ashley Nin describes a flick that thrills in spite of itself. David Beckham’s jersey number is 23. According to the Mayans, the apocalypse is predicted for the year 2012. 20+1+2=23. Pink is a combination of Red and White, and if you add up their letters (for example, R is the 18th […]

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Bollywood Comes To Columbia?

Spiderman and Scarlett Johansson are not the only ones to have visited the CU steps for some film shots — Bwog Editor Chris Szabla came across this clip from the Indian film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Never Say Goodbye in English), which was released last August.   The Columbia scene kicks in at about 50 […]

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QuickSpec: Hopefully Your Web Redesign Goes Over Better Than Ours Edition

Fresh from the newly cleaned-up Spectator website: How about just… not assigning exams in Lerner? Morningside Heights to Rangel: Draft? Seriously? Now where will we buy our discount movie passes? This just in: Professors’ ideas on sexuality often out-of-date! (please read this)  

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Last Chance Arts

Once again, Bwog brings you the things that, after this weekend, you may never do again…   After receiving only one Oscar nomination (good luck in Best Art Direction, you guys!), The Good Shepherd closes today at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square to make room for Hannibal Lecter’s latest outing. Go to see a surprisingly […]

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Last Chance Arts

1) Closing at the Lincoln Square 13 today after a mere week in release  – the evocatively titled Blood and Chocolate, making room for what promises to be the best bad movie since Perfume, Factory Girl. Quoth IMDB about Blood: “A young teenage werewolf… is torn between honoring her family’s secret and her love for […]

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Get Political (Even More So Than Usual…)

Constantino Diaz-Duran, GS ’09, alerted us to a rally at the Egyptian Consulate (2nd Avenue between E. 58th and E. 59th) in support of Kareem Amer. Amer is a 22-year-old college student who has been imprisoned for criticizing the government in his blog. He is currently facing up to nine years in prison and is being kept […]

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What to Rent—Blade II

In which BW culture editor Paul Barndt indulges a taste for blood and gore. You may have caught Pan’s Labyrinth, a violent fairy tale set in fascist Spain written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It has a good shot at the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, and I, for one, am a […]

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