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“Ne Me Quitte Pas” Is a Slow But Worthwhile Meditation on Life

“Ne Me Quitte Pas” Is a Slow But Worthwhile Meditation on Life

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"Ne Me Quitte Pas" offers comfort in its mundane observation of two cantankerous old men's lives.

‘Edge of Seventeen’ Models Teen Angst in Digital Age

‘Edge of Seventeen’ Models Teen Angst in Digital Age

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"The Edge of Seventeen" takes the age-old teen film genre and refreshes it with not just a visually striking but powerfully relevant look at teenage-hood in the modern age.

‘Seasons’ Argues for Environmental Protection

‘Seasons’ Argues for Environmental Protection

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Can humanity survive itself for much longer?

Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

What could have been a tired trope was made into a riveting, personal look into the world of boxing in Ben Younger's latest film, "Bleed For This."

Alamo Drafthouse Brings the Luxe You’re Looking For

Alamo Drafthouse Brings the Luxe You’re Looking For

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The Texas-based chain of dine-in movie theaters Alamo Drafthouse has officially opened its doors to the new downtown Brooklyn location, and it's the best thing for movies since hot popcorn.

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

By Herman Lee, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU Tisch freshman Sol Patches took the time to speak with WSN about his role in the new short film "Pronouns," which follows the life of a black transgender person and gives a dynamic portrait of the trans experience.

Timely ‘Swing State’ Satirizes the Alt–Right

Timely ‘Swing State’ Satirizes the Alt–Right

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

If the stress of the real 2016 presidential election is getting to you, don't worry — the new film "Swing State" will let you laugh at the exact same situation, with the safety net of knowing that it's fake.

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The new film "Loving" captures with astounding emotion and power the importance of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which ruled in 1964 that any law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

Volcanoes Are Lit, ‘Inferno’ Is Not

Volcanoes Are Lit, ‘Inferno’ Is Not

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

With all of the fiery potentional that a film about volcanoes presents, "Into the Inferno" was disappointingly distracted throughout its construction.

Anthology Archives Celebrates Halloween in the Age of Technology

Anthology Archives Celebrates Halloween in the Age of Technology

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Topical both for the Halloween season and the concerns emerging over media's role in our daily lives, the latest Film Anthology Archives brings out media-centered horror films for its "The Medium is the Massacre" series.

Movies Like ‘Snowden’ Will Never Be Objective

By Hao Ly, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Those watching “Snowden” and any other movies with political messages should be aware of the intentions of the director and be ready to think on the movie’s political viewpoints within a larger context.

Horror Films Have Lost Their Touch

Horror Films Have Lost Their Touch

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As moviegoers, we vote for the kinds of films we want to see with our money, and the the idea that audiences will eat up any horror thrown our way has to end if we want to see more thoughtful, lasting scare flicks.

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