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DiCaprio’s Doc is Pretentious — In a Good Way

DiCaprio’s Doc is Pretentious — In a Good Way

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Leonardo Dicaprio's new documentary "Before the Flood" is one of the most affecting pieces of work that the actor has produced yet, and he's not even in it.

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

By Zach Martin, Arts Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The Oscars are facing are changing their membership rules after controversy over lack of diversity.

Five films to catch over winter break

Five films to catch over winter break

By Zach Martin, Anubhuti Kumar, Daria Butler, Ethan Sapienza, and Tony Schwab

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Wondering what films to watch over winter break? Check out these five new films coming out this December.

Keeping it Green

Keeping it Green

February 20, 2014


Filed under Features

Since we can’t all be Leo DiCaprio and live in a state-of-the-art eco-friendly condo, here are some tricks to be more environmentally friendly. 1. Actually use NYU’s Mixed Recycling system, especially if your dorm has a dining hall. (Key:  Compost — all food, food-soiled paper and compo...

Russell follows model of Scorsese, Burton with Lawrence as muse

Russell follows model of Scorsese, Burton with Lawrence as muse

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts

  By Alicia Fine   Fresh from the award-winning success of “American Hustle,” director and screenwriter David O. Russell has already started work on his next project — a biopic of Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop and an array of other handy household items. Russ...

ARTS ISSUE: Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ glorifies gaudy, grandiose

ARTS ISSUE: Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ glorifies gaudy, grandiose

December 5, 2013


Filed under Arts

Perhaps no film in the last 10 years proved more ornate than Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” One would expect no less from Luhrmann, the king of extravagance. For any of his films, he demands a grand narrative, lavish sets, and ridiculous yet appropriate music, intense character development. It’s al...

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ Scorsese focus on real-life lavishness

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ Scorsese focus on real-life lavishness

December 5, 2013


Filed under Arts

In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” yachts, girls and Ferraris are abundant. Wall Street has always been home to excess, and director Martin Scorsese hones in on that extravagance, which looks to be the prime focus of his most recent film. If the power suit and tie and the beautifully positioned Jaguar in the opening sce...

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars format changes to ‘Saw’-esque fight for survival

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars format changes to ‘Saw’-esque fight for survival

October 31, 2013


Filed under Arts

If you think the Oscars couldn’t sink lower than having Seth MacFarlane host last year, think again. Next year, as an attempt to bolster struggling ratings, the 86th Academy Awards will have its nominees in all categories — including acting, directing, writing and the visual categories — particip...

Tarantino delivers another masterpiece with ‘Django Unchained’

Tarantino delivers another masterpiece with ‘Django Unchained’

December 24, 2012


Filed under Arts

In the lead up to the release of “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino has often discussed the future of his film career, as he hopes to leave the industry on a high note and never reach a point of diminishing returns. With the release of generic cialis online his eighth directorial outing — a l...