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‘The Boy Downstairs’ is More Rom Than Com

‘The Boy Downstairs’ is More Rom Than Com

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Sophie Brooks’ debut film "The Boy Downstairs” is a smart first feature for the NYU Tisch alum.

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Double the Sex, Double the Confusion: ‘Double Lover’

Double the Sex, Double the Confusion: ‘Double Lover’

By Woojung Kim, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you’re looking for sex over love in your next date night flick, “Double Lover” is a candidate for your consideration.

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Hidden Gems in Oscars’ Live Action Shorts

Hidden Gems in Oscars’ Live Action Shorts

By Joel Lee, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

This year’s Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts are timely in tackling the nuances of social issues that we face today.

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‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Tehran Taboo,” an Austrian-German animated film by Ali Soozandeh, moves through the interwoven lives of three women in Tehran, Iran, each desperately trying to make a future from complicated romantic or sexual circumstances.

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Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

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‘Black Panther’ Breaks Barriers On Screen and Off

‘Black Panther’ Breaks Barriers On Screen and Off

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Deputy Social Media Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Marvel’s latest superhero story "Black Panther" hasn’t yet hit theaters, but it’s already catalyzing change for all future films of it genre.

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‘The Red Turtle’ Director Discusses French Animation

‘The Red Turtle’ Director Discusses French Animation

By Rene Bennett, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The inaugural Animation First festival, hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française, featured a Q&A with "The Red Turtle" director Michel Dudok De Wit this past weekend.

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Thanks, You Too: Responding to ‘Have A Nice Day’

Thanks, You Too: Responding to ‘Have A Nice Day’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Have A Nice Day” is a Tarantino-inspired Chinese black comedy that follows protagonist Xiao Zhang, a local gang driver who has just stolen one million dollars.

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The Two Worlds of a ‘Cage Fighter’

The Two Worlds of a ‘Cage Fighter’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Joe Carman has a secret. A retired mixed martial arts fighter and the subject of Jeff Unay’s new documentary “The Cage Fighter,” Joe has broken the promise he made to his family to stay out of the ring.

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Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the NYC Bar Animal Law Committee co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Sled Dogs,” Wednesday night, about the Iditarod dog race.

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