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‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.

Arts Issue: A-list actors step behind camera

Arts Issue: A-list actors step behind camera

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

There comes a point when an A-list celebrity may ask him or herself, “Who is the best director I can work with?” Sometimes the answer is, “I am.” Projects by actor-directors throughout film history have yielded mixed results, ranging from Oscar wins and financial successes to self-indulgent va...

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts

Jon only cares about a few things in life — “My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn.” At least he’s honest. In his directorial debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has crafted a great film and titular character with “Don Jon.” The social critique p...

Joseph Gordon Levitt visits NYU

Joseph Gordon Levitt visits NYU

November 22, 2010


Filed under News

The line stretched from the doors of the Cantor Film Center, around the corner and south down University Place. Dominated by desiccated Subway wrappers, blankets and — of course — females, the crowd was an unusual sight on the normally free-flowing street. A woman, passing by after a day of sho...