Noah Whitfield

Noah Whitfield (20C) is from Johannesburg, South Africa, majoring in creative writing and minoring in Spanish. His interests include making music, writing scripts and watching movies. Contact Whitfield at [email protected]

Eric Andre Talks ‘Bad Trip’ and Prank Comedy

Kitao Sakurai’s “Bad Trip,” released March 26 on Netflix, combines the insanity of “The Eric Andre Show” with the endearing fun of a buddy comedy. Following in the footsteps of films like “Borat” (2006) and “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” (2013), “Bad Trip” sees its characters traveling across state lines, stopping over in small towns and [...]

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Celebrating 4 Masterpieces by Black Female Director Sarah Maldoror

On April 13, 2020, the world lost a radical pioneer of African cinema, and chances are you've never even heard of her. The late Sarah Maldoror was a French West Indian activist and filmmaker whose work spanned four decades, telling the stories of Angolan revolutionaries and lesser-known Black South American and Caribbean poets. A trailblazer [...]

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Pedro Costa Paints an Authentic Portrait of Grief

The following film is featured in The Emory Cinematique’s virtual film series, “New Cinematic Directions,” held from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 19.  In Fontainhas, Lisbon’s poorest shantytown, Vitalina Varela sits alone in the cement shell of a house and looks off into space. Except for the dim sunlight on her cheerless face, there [...]

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Madlib Takes Fans Around the Globe in Under 60 Minutes

Back in February 2004, after the release of hip-hop duo Madvillain’s soon-to-be classic album, “Madvillainy,” rapper MF Doom — one of two madvillains — faithfully said in an interview, “Any time you try to throw music into one category, it gets kind of mixed up. We do music for the love of it.” In the [...]

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‘Malcolm & Marie’ Is Boldly Intimate Yet Distant

Director Sam Levinson’s “Malcolm & Marie,'' which releases on Netflix on Feb. 5, gives viewers a front-row seat to an emotional prize fight between a budding filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) on the night of his latest film premiere. We witness a relationship at its most vulnerable — replete with unspoken thoughts [...]

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