April is an incredibly busy month in the Browning Cinema with 30 different titles screening. Ted and Ricky do a rundown of some options for indoor fun if the month makes good on its rainy persona. read more
In "Blockers," John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz star as the trio who chase their daughters around in a raunchy but rousing story that interrogates sex, teens, and societal expectations surrounding the two. After discovering a sex pact between their three daughters via an opened Messages app on a Mac, the hilarious trio embarks to stop their senior-year girls from sexual womanhood. read more
“Song of Granite” (2017) tells the stirring life story of one of the 20th century’s greatest proponents of traditional Irish music —Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, known locally as Joe Éinniú or Joe Heaney. The film was shown at the Browning Cinema on Thursday, March 22. The event was sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.
March stands at an interesting juncture of the cinema world. Sundance, Berlinale, the BAFTAs and the Oscars have just wrapped up. In their wake, the summer blockbusters have started appearing, heralding the warmer months and, also, different conversations about movies. In the Browning Cinema, March is a busy month with screenings running throughout Spring Break. read more
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Browning Cinema hosted my favorite part of awards season, the Oscar-nominated shorts. The Academy will have a painfully difficult decision this year for the Best Animated Short category. Starting off the nominees was Dear Basketball, Kobe Bryant’s animated poem about his love for the sport. read more
Ted and Ricky are back in the warm confines of the Browning Cinema to discuss the full slate of films February has in place. February is one of the busier months here in the Browning with no planned breaks or holidays. Further, the American film awards season crescendos during the month giving arthouses both more supply and demand. Of note, the Browning will be showing multiple films nominated for Oscars, including The Florida Project, The Square, and a weekend full of short films nominated for Oscars in three categories: live action, documentary (program A and program B), and animated. read more
Raucous laughter. Wistful sighs. Enchanted “aw’s". A tear or two. These were but a fraction of the reactions I heard and witnessed at the 29th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival. As the filmmakers, the actors, their friends and family, and members of the community alike gathered to watch this year’s group of films, it was safe to say, looking around, that everyone was amazed by the incredible quality of this year’s lineup. read more
Ted and Ricky ring in the new year and the new semester with the Browning Cinema’s exciting offerings starting in January. Those include a new film education opportunity available to the public via the new Learning Beyond the Classics Series, which expands a film series with academic articles, pre-recorded introductions, and post-film discussions. After briefly discussing what's happening at the Browning Cinema, Ted and Ricky close the books on 2017 with two separate Top 3 Lists read more