Several films made by TEC alums and teachers have been named among "The Best Movies of 2015" by The New York Times:
Carol | Edited by TEC teacher Affonso Gonçalves
Cate Blanchett’s fiery eyes fixed on Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” unleash more electricity than any look of love glimpsed in a movie this year. Stationed behind a Manhattan department store counter, Ms. Mara’s demure character, Therese, can’t resist such devouring scrutiny, and a forbidden passion ignites.
Spotlight | Assistant Editing by TEC alum Andy Pang
Even more acutely than “All the President’s Men,” “Spotlight” details the rigors of investigative journalism. The true story begins in the newsroom of The Boston Globe in 2001, when a team of reporters starts looking into a possible cover-up by the Boston Archdiocese of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. The film follows the reporters onto the streets as they methodically uncover the devastating truth, which led to the downfall of Cardinal Bernard Law. Directed by Tom McCarthy, it has an extraordinary ensemble cast.
Experimenter | Edited by TEC alum Kathryn Schubert
“Experimenter,” as befits its title, is less a straight biography than a diverting gloss on human behavior, historical memory and cinema itself. It’s a story about a man whose work was haunted by the death camps, was conducted as the United States escalated its presence in Vietnam and was destined to speak to the ages (to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and beyond) because his subject — the all too human being — is reliably barbaric.
Seymour: An Introduction | Cinematography by TEC alum Ramsey Fendall | Produced by TEC alum Heather Smith
As its title suggests, “Seymour: An Introduction” doesn’t try to offer the final word on its subject, Seymour Bernstein, the pianist, composer, teacher, philosopher and ultimate New Yorker. Instead, in 81 transporting minutes, this intimate, big-hearted documentary draws you so completely into his world that you feel as if you know all there is to know, even as questions linger.
You can read the full New York Times article here.