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‘White Boy Rick’ Misfires

‘White Boy Rick’ Misfires

By Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

"White Boy Rick" delivers a scene-stealing performance by Matthew McConaughey, but fails to impress everywhere else.

MoviePass Failed but New Services Are on the Horizon

MoviePass Failed but New Services Are on the Horizon

By Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

MoviePass gave us more than just a great bargain — it revived the moviegoing experience.

Best of Summer Film

Best of Summer Film

By Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

As summer winds down, relive some of the season's best and most memorable films.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

If one were to judge James Gardner’s film “Jellyfish” on its synopsis, their initial assumptions may deceive them.

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

By Ryan Mikel, Guru Ramanathan, Anubhuti Kumar, Tyler Crews, Alex Cullina, and Alejandro Villa Vásquez

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

In honor of "A Quiet Place" getting a sequel and "Get Out" winning an Oscar, WSN has compiled a list of the most intelligent horror films for your viewing pleasure.

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"Amateurs" tap into the heart of what makes filmmaking so special, as well as the struggles of the craft itself.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Duck Butter’ Is Experimental Intimacy

Tribeca 2018: ‘Duck Butter’ Is Experimental Intimacy

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Miguel Arteta’s dramedy “Duck Butter” is bold, beautiful and absurd.

Untested Rape Kits Exposed in ‘I Am Evidence’

Untested Rape Kits Exposed in ‘I Am Evidence’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“I Am Evidence" explores the horrifying reality that there are over 200 thousand and counting untested rape kits in the United States.

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The 90th Academy Awards was meant to be an extraordinary event for various reasons. Film in 2017 seemed to represent the gradual shift in America’s culture.

‘Gemini’ Is a Sexy Yet Surface Neo-Noir

‘Gemini’ Is a Sexy Yet Surface Neo-Noir

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

Aaron Katz’s newest film “Gemini” boasts a glossy visual aesthetic and strong performances from Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke.

The Ambitious and Ambiguous ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

The Ambitious and Ambiguous ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts” is a harrowing tale of loss and filmmaking. It opened Friday, March 23 at Quad Cinema.

Tucci Shines But ‘Submission’ Falls Flat

Tucci Shines But ‘Submission’ Falls Flat

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

In his newest film “Submission,” writer and director Richard Levine’s tries to explore the topic of sexual harassment on college campuses.

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