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Staff Recs: Best Local Cinemas

Staff Recs: Best Local Cinemas

WSN Staff
February 16
Filed under ARTS, TOP STORIES

Mid-winter is prime movie-theater-going time. This week, WSN staff help you out for a date-night spot or a justification for staying in.

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Horde of Stars Brings ‘In Dubious Battle’ to the Screen

Horde of Stars Brings ‘In Dubious Battle’ to the Screen

Carter Glace, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

James Franco's latest exploits in film adaptations of classic literature bring us "In Dubious Battle," a star-studded but relatively adequate project.

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Sight and Sound Showcases Student Cooperation and Talent

Sight and Sound Showcases Student Cooperation and Talent

Anastasiya Shelest, Contributing Writer
February 14
Filed under ARTS, Film

This semester's Sight and Sound Showcase, the culminating effort of Tisch's Fundamentals of Sight and Sound Film, Studio and Documentary courses, more than rose to the challenge of creating a short film in just two hours.

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Conscious Lenses at News and Doc Festival

Conscious Lenses at News and Doc Festival

Olia Zhang, Contributing Writer
February 13
Filed under ARTS, Film

NYU's 2017 News and Doc Film Festival brought short looks into a wide diaspora of cultures, giving the student creators time to show off their "children" in a culminating showcase of their thesis projects.

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A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under ARTS, Film

What happens when a story that nobody else wanted to listen to is revealed — and the story's narrator is determined that he's reached the end?

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Anthology Provides Anti-Romance for Valentine’s Day

Anthology Provides Anti-Romance for Valentine’s Day

Carter Glace, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under ARTS, Film

If you're so sour about Valentine's Day that you could just kill somebody, then the Film Anthology Archives "Valentine's Day Massacre" has the perfect solution for you.

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“I Am Not Your Negro” 40 Years Old, But Modern

“I Am Not Your Negro” 40 Years Old, But Modern

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
February 8
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Raoul Peck's new documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" skillfully encapsulates America's racial history and applies it to today's race relations and lasting racism.

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Robert DeNiro’s Passion Project is a Forgettable Mess

Robert DeNiro’s Passion Project is a Forgettable Mess

Carter Glace, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Film

Don't get your hopes up for Robert DeNiro's new film "The Comedian" — as it turns out, passion projects aren't a guaranteed success. In fact, this one is downright forgettable.

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“Oklahoma City” Proves Depressingly Relevant

“Oklahoma City” Proves Depressingly Relevant

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Film

The new documentary on Timothy McVeigh's infamous bombing of Oklahoma City in 1995 reeks of the white supremacy that many citizens see in today's political climate.

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“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
February 1
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Though a fascinatingly in-depth look at one of the most contentious issues since, well, Edward Snowden, "A Good American" is still disappointingly biased.

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“Becoming Warren Buffett,” an Inspiring Story about an Inspiring Man

“Becoming Warren Buffett,” an Inspiring Story about an Inspiring Man

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

HBO's new documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett" takes a larger-than-life icon of our age and makes him into something almost unimaginable — human.

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