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NYU alum Peter Sollett talks ‘Freeheld’

NYU alum Peter Sollett talks ‘Freeheld’

By Dejarelle Gaines, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

WSN spoke with "Freeheld" director Peter Sollett about the film, his time at Tisch and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist."

Moore and Page defend gay rights in ‘Freeheld’

Moore and Page defend gay rights in ‘Freeheld’

By Dejarelle Gaines, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Based on real events, Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) is a dying police officer who wishes to leave her pension to her life partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) until the New Jersey board of freeholders denies the couple's request.

‘Beyond: Two Souls’ impresses visually, lacks in story

‘Beyond: Two Souls’ impresses visually, lacks in story

October 15, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  When developer Quantic Dream released “Heavy Rain” in 2010, it was a breath of fresh air. Rather than build a game focused on mechanics, “Heavy Rain” first and foremost served as a story with added, albeit minimal, gameplay. You didn’t so much play it as you watched it while occasional...

Ellen Page talks video game breakout performance

Ellen Page talks video game breakout performance

October 10, 2013


Filed under Arts

Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page can add an exciting new entry to her resume. Best known for her roles in “Juno” and “Inception,” she has taken on a performance unlike anything she has ever done before. Page stars as the playable protagonist of “Beyond: Two Souls,” released on Tues...

“The East” succeeds as a down-to-earth thriller

“The East” succeeds as a down-to-earth thriller

May 30, 2013


Filed under Arts

Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page might find it rather challenging to attend any Hollywood party after the public sees “The East.” Their characters are a part of the titular cult that redefines torture after performing an act of ecoterrorism on a party of rich individuals. And that is just the first of...