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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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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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James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

Tye Musante, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

Considering his own history of questioned sexuality, James Franco's casting as famed LGBT-turned-Christian Michael Glatze was perfect.

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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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Arts Issue: Off Broadway shows need to balance stars, craft

Arts Issue: Off Broadway shows need to balance stars, craft

April 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS

The presence of celebrities in Off Broadway shows is few and far between. While their Broadway counterparts are taking part in the trend of casting celebrities — and obnoxiously advertising it — Off Broadway generally steers clear of this pattern. In 2011, Zachary Quinto starred in an Off Broadway r...

Arts Issue: Celebrities make for better theater-going experience

Arts Issue: Celebrities make for better theater-going experience

April 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS

Broadway bombards audiences with display after display of Hollywood celebrities taking on theater’s most prestigious roles. There is an easy case in favor of casting celebrities in Broadway shows rather than traditional stage actors — multiple facets justify the increasing popularity of celebrity-le...

‘Glass Menagerie’ revival, cast continue to shine on Broadway

‘Glass Menagerie’ revival, cast continue to shine on Broadway

October 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS

Running through February, the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ theatrical masterpiece “The Glass Menagerie,” playing at the Booth Theater, has been receiving a lot of hype since its opening at the end of September — and every bit of it is to be believed. Although the performances certa...

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