Arts

Inception – three layers in, not actually that deep

Undoubtedly the colossal box-office intake from “Inception” this past summer—$291.8 million—demonstrates that, from a basic entertainment value standpoint, the film succeeds. This, along with the success of “The Dark Knight,” shows director Christopher Nolan to be unusually gifted at drawing his audience in. With both films, Nolan primarily flaunts his penchant for structural originality. His…

Love melodrama

It is fitting that “I Am Love,” a 2009 Italian film that opened in the U.S. last summer, is being shown as part of a dinner-and-movie event this Friday at the quad, because most of its pleasures are culinary. A two-hour-long family saga, it begins at the birthday feast of the Rechhi family patriarch, whose…

Artist discusses media, collaboration

Jane Gilmor, an artist from the University of Iowa, spoke Thurs. in Bucksbaum. (Un)seen Work, her installation in Faulconer, concerns the work of the many people whose work is often forgotten, such as mechanics, waitstaff and health care workers. Why did you choose metal as the main medium for the Faulconer installation? The metal is…