Movie Review

In a new documentary, UVA students and residents of a juvenile correctional facility connect through Russian literature

In a new documentary, UVA students and residents of a juvenile correctional facility connect through Russian literature

When the great classics of world literature were first being written, they were not meant for students or academics decades or centuries in the future. First and foremost, they were meant to foster a relationship between reader and writer. For Andrew Kaufman, who teaches Russian literature at the University of Virginia, that connection came to […]

In Mile 22, Mark Wahlberg leads a special ops mission to save a defector but fails to save the movie’s plot. Photo courtesy STX FILMS

Action fizzle: Mile 22 builds it up but cannot deliver

If Peter Berg was more interested in emulating Michael Mann than Michael Bay, Mile 22 might be something. An international thriller based around getting a high-value asset from point A to point B through extremely hostile territory within a very narrow window should be exciting from beginning to end, a claustrophobic story in the open […]