Zachary Gelman Pillbox Editor

Class of 2025


  • 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' takes a 'Clifford Goes to Washington' approach to Clifford

    Clifford, Clifford, Clifford. What is there to say about this big red boy that hasn’t been said ample times in so many eloquent ways? This big goof was a part of all of our childhoods, an integral part if I may. When I learned that Hollywood was making a new Clifford movie, I was, of course, worried. With this glut of remakes, reboots, sequels, and second outings, what if they permanently ruined a...

    Pillbox | November 15, 2021
  • Huit Femmes

    The Department of Modern Languages has been showing movies in foreign languages for the past two weeks, and will for one more week. On Nov. 17, at Posner 343, they will be showing “The Perfect Candidate,” a Saudi Arabian movie about a young female Saudi doctor’s run for office in the local city elections that forces her family and community to accept their town’s first female candidate. It will be...

    Pillbox | November 15, 2021
  • Going, Going, Gone and Back Again

    When I was younger, there was one coffee table book that I always returned to. It ensorcelled and inspired me. Even now, I can still remember individual pages from this book: “Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana” by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson. Originally written in 1994, with a second edition in 1998, the book purports to “celebrate and eulogize the quintessential aspects of twentieth-c...

    Pillbox | November 8, 2021
  • 'The French Dispatch' Review

    Wes Anderson, you’ve done it again! After a disappointing outing with “Isle of Dogs,” “The French Dispatch” is a great return to form. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was probably the first great movie that I ever saw, and I can proudly say that it had a profound effect on me. I watched it obsessively after seeing it for the first time at the age of seven, and I consider it to be one of the greatest movies of...

    Pillbox | November 1, 2021
  • 'Inside Job' Review

    “Inside Job” is an adult animated show created by Shion Takeuchi, currently streaming on Netflix. 10 episodes are out, with an additional 10 most likely coming out next year. It is a comedy involving characters that work for the government in a world where almost every conspiracy theory is actually real, but with slight twists to each of them. This setup is rather creative, and there is clearly jo...

    Pillbox | November 1, 2021

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