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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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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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Avett Brothers Documentary Captures the Enigma

Avett Brothers Documentary Captures the Enigma

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The documentary, “May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers,” explores the intersections between music, family, love and heartbreak during a transitional time for the prolific group.

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Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Tisch alum David Wain's new comedy "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" follows Doug Kenney and National Lampoon's rise and fall in the late-20th century.

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SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Hot on the heels of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards continued the discussion on gender equality and sexual harassment. The night was filled with touching tributes, awards for NYU alumnus and commentary that failed to address current problems in Hollywood.

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A Tale of Two Administrations

A Tale of Two Administrations

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The Golden Globe-nominated biopic "The Post" reveals unsettling parallels between the political administrations of then and now.

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Most Creative

By Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large

January 22, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study is known for its broad range of concentrations. WSN is showcasing 3 students with the most creative concentrations.

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The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

“Future ’38” is a subtle satire that follows American Secret Agent Jack Essex hi-jinks and adventures as he tries to recover a secret weapon that could prevent World War II.

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Separating Art from the Artist

Separating Art from the Artist

By Jan Alex, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Separating the art from the artist certainly works to an extent, but what do you do when the art is inextricably linked to the personal life of the artist?

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How to Snack at the Movies

How to Snack at the Movies

By Fernanda Amis, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

Movies and snacks go hand in hand, however over-priced snacks in movie theatres have led people to sneak in food. What are the best ways to enjoy your favourite snack without paying a fortune? Read more to find out.

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