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Mumblecore: An Unspoken Genre

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

If you’re unfamiliar with the term mumblecore, you are not alone. Unlike other genres of film, Mumblecore thrives on its obscurity.

Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in ‘Girls’

Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in ‘Girls’

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The HBO series "Girls" does what other television series have failed to do — it offers a realistic look at female friendships, instead of idealized or exaggerated versions.

Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

The six-season run of “Girls” ended April 16. The series was extremely important for the entertainment industry, giving voices to women that are rarely shown on the big or small screens. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the show’s creator, writer and star Lena Dunham and the showrunner Jenni Konner...

Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

In an off-kilter and action-packed new animated film, everyone's best — and worst — dreams come true as an entire high school sinks into the sea.

“Girls” Attracts More Than Just Girls

“Girls” Attracts More Than Just Girls

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

The "Girls" screening and Q&A with cast members Alex Karpovsky and Jon Glaser was a major success for NYU's Student Resource Center and HBO.

‘Sky’ Puts a New Spin on the Road Trip Film

‘Sky’ Puts a New Spin on the Road Trip Film

By Jordan Reynolds, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

"Sky" stars Diane Kruger as a woman who kills her husband after an altercation and goes on a road trip to begin a new life.

Dunham maks feminist views accessible in memoir

Dunham maks feminist views accessible in memoir

By Ward Pettibone, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Books

In her memoir, Lena Dunham takes down all kinds of stereotypes about women

“Girls” proves Lena Dunham one of TV’s true feminists

“Girls” proves Lena Dunham one of TV’s true feminists

By Mary Ann Odete, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Always one of the most outwardly feminist shows on air, "Girls" depicts real women

Late night talk shows should consider female hosts

Late night talk shows should consider female hosts

By Annie Cohen, Contributing Columnist

September 18, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Given the current pool of prominent, successful and qualified female comedians, the lack of women in the late night talk show host role is disgraceful.

David Call discusses ‘Dead Man’s’ background

David Call discusses ‘Dead Man’s’ background

May 1, 2013


Filed under Arts

Actor and NYU alumnus David Call — whose résumé includes roles in “Gossip Girl,” “Smash,” “Fringe,” Lena Dunham’s film “Tiny Furniture” and much more — took a moment to discuss his role in the upcoming Western drama “Dead Man’s Burden” with WSN. The re-emergence of ...

TV shows increase innovation with auteurs

TV shows increase innovation with auteurs

February 13, 2013


Filed under Arts

  Television was initially bound by the power of censorship, ratings and producers, but as is the case with most art forms, the rules were not written in stone. Now, television is in the age of the “TV auteur,” a show runner who has complete creative control of the program. One su...