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We Need to Reconsider the Way We Talk About Sexual Assault

We Need to Reconsider the Way We Talk About Sexual Assault

By Sarah Lifson, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

All students at NYU must come together to start a positive dialogue on consent and sexual assault.

Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

By Shraddha Jajal, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Celebrities should use their platforms to actively support women's rights.

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.

James Franco Turns ‘Disaster’ Into Masterpiece

James Franco Turns ‘Disaster’ Into Masterpiece

By Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Over 15 years ago, Tommy Wiseau made a film called "The Room." Now, James Franco has created a film about that film, "Disaster Artist," which comes out this Friday.

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Has Grit

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Has Grit

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

HBO's new original series "The Deuce," focuses on New York in the 1970s, and the emergence of mainstream pornography films.

Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’ Is No ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’ Is No ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Queen of the Desert," Werner Herzog's dramatic 2015 tale of the life of archaeologist and freedom fighter T.E. Lawrence, is like if you took everything about "Lawrence of Arabia" and made it bad.

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky’s latest directing venture "The Institute" is less of a thriller than the same-old psych ward mystery flick, though its twist ending keeps it from being a copycat work.

Horde of Stars Brings ‘In Dubious Battle’ to the Screen

Horde of Stars Brings ‘In Dubious Battle’ to the Screen

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

James Franco's latest exploits in film adaptations of classic literature bring us "In Dubious Battle," a star-studded but relatively adequate project.

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Considering his own history of questioned sexuality, James Franco's casting as famed LGBT-turned-Christian Michael Glatze was perfect.

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

By Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Andrew Neel's new film "Goat" brilliantly addresses the issue of hazing within university Greek life, but falls shorts in more than a few other ways.

Nothing is fine in ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’

Nothing is fine in ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Wim Wenders' "Everything Will Be Fine" stars James Franco as a writer who causes a car crash.

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