Andie Park

Class of 2016


  • The McConaissance reaches into deep space

    Whenever we sit in a movie theater, whether we are eagerly waiting to watch the new superhero movie or the highly anticipated foreign arthouse flick, there are only a select few whose names, when floating in the trailers section on the big screen, immediately grasp the attention of a diverse array of audiences. Christopher Nolan happens to be one of the figureheads of filmmakers whose style and id...

    Pillbox | November 24, 2014
  • How much do you want it?

    We’ve all heard the mantra time and time again: “If you want something bad enough, go for it. Never let anything get in the way of your dreams.” While resonant at some early point in our lives, this phrase has turned into a comfortable cliché often thrown around during commencement speeches. But, really, how bad do you want “it”? In the case of 19-year-old jazz drummer Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller)...

    Pillbox | November 24, 2014
  • Birdman explores the selfishness of validation

    “A thing is a thing. Not what is said about that thing.”

    Pillbox | November 10, 2014
  • Fury takes the glitz out of the blitzkrieg

    In April 1945, the last month of World War II in the European Theatre, the Nazis make a last-ditch effort to uphold their resistance against the Allied troops marching into Germany. As a fictional account, Fury is a gritty and visceral depiction of the horrors of war that minimizes the glamour and overt chauvinism that most war movies tend to amplify. At least, it minimizes at much as it can — c...

    Pillbox | October 27, 2014
  • Gone Girl offers a slick, suspenseful ride

    Gone Girl opens with the back of a blond head being caressed by a man’s hands. The head obviously belongs to a beautiful and elegant woman, resting on the chest of her loving and doting husband. Suddenly, the husband’s (Ben Affleck’s) thoughts are introduced via voice-over: “What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other?” These fundamental questions will undoubtedly...

    Pillbox | October 6, 2014