British Shows to Watch on Netflix

Written for Mosaic by Kitty Williams | Co-Editor-in-Chief  Netflix can be overwhelming with its ever-changing and sometimes bizarre categories with shifting titles every month. You know how it goes: you don’t have the energy to go digging through all of the options so you just go straight to your old reliable (probably The Office). In an effortContinue reading “British Shows to Watch on Netflix”

Op-Ed: More Great Gerwig, Please

Written for Mosaic by Kitty Williams | Co-Editor-in-Chief On January 7th, stars were gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 75th Golden Globes. Natalie Portman and Ron Howard presented the nominees for Best Director. Certainly breaking from the teleprompter in front of her, Portman leaned into the microphone and said, “Here are the all male nominees.”Continue reading “Op-Ed: More Great Gerwig, Please”

The Hunt: A Reflection on Denmark’s History

This essay on Danish film The Hunt was written for World Cinema. By Kitty Williams The Hunt is a 2013 Danish film directed by Thomas Vinterberg, one of the fathers of Dogme 95. Dogme 95 was a short-lived film movement characterized by realism in every sense of the word. The film’s theme is also very much aContinue reading “The Hunt: A Reflection on Denmark’s History”

Phoenix: Speak Low, Stand Tall

This essay about the German film Phoenix was written for World Cinema. By Kitty Williams Christian Petzold’s 2014 film Phoenix explores the emotional recovery two individuals must endure after World War II. After World War II, many films in Europe were very raw. The war was such a major influence on the world that films beganContinue reading “Phoenix: Speak Low, Stand Tall”

The View From Esther’s Easel: A Look Into the Life of a Salve Regina Art Student

By Kitty Williams This profile was written for Arts & Entertainment Reporting. Sara Bareilles’s singing echoes from a speaker in the corner of the drawing studio. The room is on the second floor of Antone Academic Center, undiscovered by the casual Antone-class-attending student. A wall that divides the room but doesn’t quite reach the ceilingContinue reading “The View From Esther’s Easel: A Look Into the Life of a Salve Regina Art Student”

Celebrating Shawshank Anniversary

One would think there’s not much hope to be had after receiving two back-to-back life sentences in prison, but that’s just what Andy Dufresne has plenty of. On the 22nd anniversary of the release of The Shawshank Redemption, hope still resonates in the hearts of its viewers. We meet Tim Robbins’s Andy Dufresne as heContinue reading “Celebrating Shawshank Anniversary”