Neel Lahiri


"Nomadland": A Gorgeous Trek Through the Wreckage of American Capitalism

Chloé Zhao’s "Nomadland" is a reminder of the human costs of capitalism, juxtaposed with the radical liberty of the nomadic lifestyle.


March 19, 2021


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Checkmate, 2020: "The Queen’s Gambit" Means You Don’t Totally Suck

The genius of "The Queen’s Gambit" is its versatility. It tackles addiction without being an addiction drama, the drama of sport without being a sports drama, the emotions of a coming-of-age drama without falling prey to the clichés of the genre.


December 3, 2020

"On the Rocks": A Portrait of the Artist as a Beleaguered Housewife

In a raw depiction of a wilting marriage, Sofia Coppola’s "On the Rocks" stuns with its authenticity and sincerity.


October 14, 2020

"Tenet" Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards

To a greater extent than any of Nolan’s past work, Tenet requires and benefits exponentially from multiple viewings. Whether a viewer will find this a feature or a bug will depend on them.


September 18, 2020

Professors Thaler and Sunstein Discuss Nudging and Choice Architects

Booth Professor Richard Thaler and Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein discuss the role of institutions as "choice architects" to give people "nudges" in different directions.


November 20, 2018