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School or a Career? An NYU Dilemma

School or a Career? An NYU Dilemma

Faith Gates, Contributing Writer
September 26, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Many NYU drama students have to decide whether to prioritize studying for classes or auditioning roles outside of school to further their career. How do they balance it?

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New York Film Festival: Week One

New York Film Festival: Week One

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, Film Festivals

WSN gives a brief preview of the first week of the New York Film Festival, including reviews of "Moonlight," "The Son of Joseph" and "I, Daniel Blake."

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“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Andrew Neel's new film "Goat" brilliantly addresses the issue of hazing within university Greek life, but falls shorts in more than a few other ways.

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Tisch Alum Jason Lew Shares His Journey

Tisch Alum Jason Lew Shares His Journey

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Tisch graduate Jason Lew gives NYU the scoop on what it's like to work as an actor, writer, and director after leaving Tisch, and the scoop on his latest film.

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Anthology Film Archives Series Celebrates Female Filmmakers

Anthology Film Archives Series Celebrates Female Filmmakers

Carter Glace, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

The Anthology Film Archives' latest series, “Woman With a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950," puts the women who have been erased from film's history back in their rightful, respected place.

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New HBO Doc Revisits Charlie Hebdo Attacks

New HBO Doc Revisits Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Spencer Nachman, Contributing Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

HBO's latest documentary "3 Days of Terror: The Charlie Hedbo Attacks" brings a frighteningly real perspective to the terror that rocked through Paris in early January 2015.

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On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Viewers must also demand original films with nontraditional diversity.

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‘Magnificent Seven’ Provides Entertainment at the Cost of Morality

‘Magnificent Seven’ Provides Entertainment at the Cost of Morality

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

In the latest addition to the well-worn Western film genre, Antoine Fuqua's "Magnificent Seven" is a visually exciting but realistically disappointing remake of its 1960 predecessor.

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‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.

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‘Miss Stevens’ Succeeds with Awkward Comedy and Stellar Performances

‘Miss Stevens’ Succeeds with Awkward Comedy and Stellar Performances

Tye Musante, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Julia Stevens' film "Miss Stevens" hits theaters tomorrow to bring audiences a quirky, silly tale of a drama teacher bringing her students on a field trip.

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‘Southwest of Salem’ Documents Prejudice in the Courtroom

‘Southwest of Salem’ Documents Prejudice in the Courtroom

Tye Musante, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Director Deborah S. Esquenazi's newest documentary "Southwest of Salem" follows the metaphorical witch hunt of the San Antonio Four, the four women who were wrongfully convicted of gang rape back in Texas in 2014.

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Satire Aims Its Sights at Politics, Gender and Guns

Satire Aims Its Sights at Politics, Gender and Guns

Katherine Armstrong, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Matt Cooper's new film "Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?..." brings comedy to its knees in a standoff of men, women, and guns rights activists.

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