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Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

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Tribeca 2017: Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate Can’t Save ‘Aardvark’

Tribeca 2017: Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate Can’t Save ‘Aardvark’

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

In "Aardvark," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, an all star cast of Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto can't salvage a terrible movie about mental health.

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Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Lovers,’ Marriage Can Be Cheating

Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Lovers,’ Marriage Can Be Cheating

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES, Tribeca Film Fest

Recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, "The Lovers" explores the nuanced natures and intertwining of marriage, affairs and divorce.

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What to Look for at 2017’s Media-Driven Tribeca Film Festival

What to Look for at 2017’s Media-Driven Tribeca Film Festival

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

In advance of WSN's coverage of the annual Tribeca Film Festival, here's some films, television shows and other content to look out for!

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Alum Ido Fluk’s Festival Success ‘The Ticket’ Hits Theaters

Alum Ido Fluk’s Festival Success ‘The Ticket’ Hits Theaters

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

In honor of Tisch alum Dan Stevens' film "The Ticket" being released in theaters today, check out WSN's interview with during the film's premiere at last year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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Anne Hathaway Faces Monsters in ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway Faces Monsters in ‘Colossal’

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

The new star-studded "Colossal" could have been a great film about handling your own problems, but instead shot its own potential in the foot with half-baked plots and poorly-written character development.

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Tisch Senior Talks Making Thesis Film ‘Paper Daughters’

Tisch Senior Talks Making Thesis Film ‘Paper Daughters’

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

NYU senior Alexander Lu's thesis film "Paper Daughters" creates a personal interpretation of what was once American history during the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 — and what, with threats of increased immigration regulation, may come to be again.

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Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Before he faces the nerves and excitement of finding out which of six Academy Award nominations he won this week, Kenneth Lonergan spoke with WSN about his latest film, "Manchester By the Sea," and what he feels when looking back at his time at Tisch.

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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, 2017
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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A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" gives its audience more than it bargained for with parallels to the populist sentiments that drove Brexit and the working-class frustration riddling America.

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NYFF Week 4: Toiling Along

NYFF Week 4: Toiling Along

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

The New York Film Festival drew to a close with a week of films that ranged from shocking depictions of recovery from violence to British explorations in the Amazon forest in the early 1900s.

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NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

WSN's wrap-up of the third week of the New York Film Festival covers figures from Iggy Pop to the iconic Chilean poet Pablo Neruda whose narratives are told with comedic artistry within their own dramatic tales.

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