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Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES, Tribeca Film Fest

With timing eerily parallel to current struggles to protect the rights of women and the LGBT community, Margaret Atwood's dystopic "The Handmaid's Tale" has officially had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

The new eco-documentary "Tomorrow" gives bright glimpses of hope for environmentally conscious communities amidst a world of dark facts about climate change.

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Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

In an off-kilter and action-packed new animated film, everyone's best — and worst — dreams come true as an entire high school sinks into the sea.

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Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

Cinematic adaptations of books have become more prevalent over the last decade than seemingly ever before — so what exactly does that translation between mediums mean, and is this trend a good thing?

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Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

The new Netflix documentary "The Most Hated Woman in America" gives the powerful story of Madayln Murray O'Hair — a woman both admired and hated for her advocacy for separation of church and state before her life was cut short in a brutal murder.

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A ‘Catfight’ Provides for Social Commentary

A ‘Catfight’ Provides for Social Commentary

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

For once, the catfight isn't about the women fighting — and putting each other in comas — it's about something much bigger. If three trees named Bernie, Donald and Hillary don't tip you off as to what, maybe you shouldn't watch "Catfight."

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‘Oklahoma City’ Proves Depressingly Relevant

‘Oklahoma City’ Proves Depressingly Relevant

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
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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“They Call Us Monsters” Brings Humanity to Juveniles

“They Call Us Monsters” Brings Humanity to Juveniles

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

"They Call Us Monsters" sheds a light on the issues with the juvenile justice system through the lives of three delinquents.

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‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

The new film "Loving" captures with astounding emotion and power the importance of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which ruled in 1964 that any law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

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Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

In his powerful new short film "Dastaar," NYU alumni Javian Ashton Le examines the pervasive bias towards Muslims and practitioners of Islam in today's heated political climate.

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