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All content by Jordan Berry

A catalogue of film recommendations from a graduating senior

Jordan Berry April 18, 2011

In two years of writing movie columns for the CW, I have had the pleasure of working with a great group of people. They have allowed me to write with great passion and openness about the thing I enjoy...

“The Adjustment Bureau” is a wonderful tangle of fate and love

“The Adjustment Bureau” is a wonderful tangle of fate and love

Jordan Berry March 6, 2011

“So now I'm goin' back again, I got to get to her somehow […] We always did feel the same, We just saw it from a different point of view, Tangled up in blue.” - Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in...

Film: Let’s party like it’s 1988

Jordan Berry March 2, 2011

By now, the damage from the 83rd Academy Awards is too much to overcome. I can't even brag about calling Tom Hooper's upset of David Fincher for Best Director because of how poorly the rest of my predictions...

Film: Tragedy at the movies

Jordan Berry February 24, 2011

The rescue boat sails through the icy water, careful to avoid all the lifeless bodies. You can hear a pin drop in the silence as Rose cries for help, her words fading silently into the night. I can hardly...

Oscar snubs stir latest round of awards show skepticism

Jordan Berry February 6, 2011

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released this year’s list of Oscar nominations, the response went something like this: “The Oscars are crap. I mean, they didn’t even nominate...

“No Strings Attached” is just another casual affair

Jordan Berry January 24, 2011

**/**** (2 stars out of 4) The title should have tipped me off. Had I actually known that “No Strings Attached” was also reflective of the movie’s connection with its audience, trust me, I would...

Golden Globes: To care or not to care

Golden Globes: To care or not to care

Jordan Berry January 13, 2011

The awards season is already underway, yet no one has a clear picture of which film will take home the grand prize on Oscar night. And while the 68th Golden Globes are this Sunday, you can expect that...

Film: ‘Harry Potter’ films suffer from their own medium

Film: ‘Harry Potter’ films suffer from their own medium

Jordan Berry November 28, 2010

The “Harry Potter” films have provided a blueprint for all subsequent film adaptations of beloved literary series. Unfortunately for audiences, this is not the blueprint to follow. How can I say that...

Morning Glory a delightful comedic drama

‘Morning Glory’ a delightful comedic drama

Jordan Berry November 14, 2010

“Morning Glory” is about as charming as they come. Like most good comedies, the humor arises out of the characters and their action. However, that is not enough to explain why this movie succeeds;...

‘Hereafter’: Eastwood’s latest triumph

Jordan Berry October 24, 2010

Clint Eastwood the director has nothing to prove to audiences anymore. Even when his latest film was in unfamiliar territory for both him and his audience, I never once felt the insecurity that would most...

Glee still suffering from pitchiness

‘Glee’ still suffering from ‘pitchiness’

Jordan Berry October 11, 2010

By most estimations, “Glee” is one of the most popular shows on television. It cannot avoid being one of the most polarizing as a result. This polarized nature does not just exist among different...

Bond franchise should be shaken, not stirred

Jordan Berry September 19, 2010

James Bond’s license to thrill has been revoked, at least for the time being. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced back in February that the franchise was being shelved until the...

Western revival boost for more than genre

Jordan Berry September 9, 2010

“People are always asking me why they don’t make Westerns like they used to.” - Roy Rogers I find myself asking this very question about film for the past decade or so. For a while, the last great...

Film grants rare insight into Saban’s life

Jordan Berry August 25, 2010

3 stars out of 4 “Nick Saban: Gamechanger” is exactly what you would expect when it comes to football. It is a flattering documentary about the most powerful coach in sports. But what you may not...

‘Best Pictures’ may not be the best

Jordan Berry August 5, 2010

“And the Oscar goes to…” This five-word phrase is all it takes to catapult a movie to the forefront of the film industry. That same phrase is also responsible for one of two things: cementing a film’s...

Inception gives new meaning to ‘dream sequence’

Jordan Berry July 22, 2010

What is the best way to approach a film? It is a question that has been asked for a long time, with no clear answer provided. Some suggest that a visceral approach is the way to go, while others insist...

Most films do not benefit from 3-D

Jordan Berry July 8, 2010

Hollywood is at it again. It has introduced yet another technology in hopes of enhancing audiences’ experiences. Like sound and color before it, 3-D is being met with the usual schism that accompanies...

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