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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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Alum’s Road From Tisch to Cannes

Alum’s Road From Tisch to Cannes

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Tisch alum Jeremy Saulnier's new film "Green Room" stars Patrick Stewart as a Neo-Nazi.

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“Louder Than Bombs” Experiments With Time Successfully

“Louder Than Bombs” Experiments With Time Successfully

By Dejarelle Gaines, Copy Chief

April 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Jesse Eisenberg stars in "Louder than Bombs" a family drama directed by Joachim Trier.

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Honest Depictions of a Troubled Teenager Render ‘Standing Tall’ Worthwhile

Honest Depictions of a Troubled Teenager Render ‘Standing Tall’ Worthwhile

By Sydney Rappis, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The opening film of last year's Cannes Film Festival, "Standing Tall" is a character study of a teenage delinquent and the adults surrounding him.

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‘Sweet Bean,’ From Japan, Is Slow Yet Satisfying

‘Sweet Bean,’ From Japan, Is Slow Yet Satisfying

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"Sweet Bean", the new film from Japanese director Naomi Kawase, focuses on the relationship between a bakery owner and the elderly woman he hires.

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The birds and the beekeepers star in Italian coming of age film

The birds and the beekeepers star in Italian coming of age film

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

A small-town family of beekeepers in Italy confronts the lure of reality television when a production crew rolls into town. Alice Rohrwacher's film "The Wonders" tells the charming coming-of-age story of a young teenage girl who must face the changes coming over her town and herself.

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Stunning minimalism in ‘The Assassin’

Stunning minimalism in ‘The Assassin’

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Taiwanese martial arts film "The Assassin" brings morality to question in the face of duty, starring Shu Qi and Chang Chen.

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‘The Measure of a Man’ mirrors working class life

‘The Measure of a Man’ mirrors working class life

By Stephen Spoth, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Thierry Taugourdeau, an unemployed factory worker, must choose between his moral integrity and getting by in the quiet French film "The Measure of a Man."

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