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“Trapped” Details Absurd Abortion Laws

“Trapped” Details Absurd Abortion Laws

By Jenny Levine, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In a heartbreaking portrait of conservative southern politics, Dawn Porter's documentary "Trapped" looks into the restrictions placed on abortion clinics in the United States and the way it regulates women's bodies.

NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

WSN's wrap-up of the third week of the New York Film Festival covers figures from Iggy Pop to the iconic Chilean poet Pablo Neruda whose narratives are told with comedic artistry within their own dramatic tales.

Campos’ Third Film Explores Nuance of Mental Health

Campos’ Third Film Explores Nuance of Mental Health

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Director and NYU Tisch alum gives WSN a look into his raw and powerful film about Christine Chubbuck's suicide on live television in "Christine."

“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Sharon Shattuck's newest autobiographical documentary gives a lens to the group affected most by transgender transitions besides the people who are transitioning - their families.

“Newtown” Highlights the Aftermath of Mass Shootings

“Newtown” Highlights the Aftermath of Mass Shootings

By Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In a stunningly poignant portait of grief, Kim A. Snyder's documentary of the Sandy Hook shooting brings us back to the awful fact that the events that day were not just a stunning addition to a saddening statistic, but real people who lost their lives.

Though Unique, ‘Blue Jay’ Ultimately Falters

Though Unique, ‘Blue Jay’ Ultimately Falters

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In his new film "Blue Jay," Alex Lehmann takes a shot at the age-old story of two former lovers reunited by chance, with black-and-white shots and a refreshing sense of reality.

NYFF Week 2: The Contrasting Reasons for Sadness in Daily Life

NYFF Week 2: The Contrasting Reasons for Sadness in Daily Life

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Between Ava DuVernay's "13th" and Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester By the Sea," this week's films at New York Film Festival exhibited the varying flavors of sorrow.

Tisch Senior Debuts Film at NYFF

Tisch Senior Debuts Film at NYFF

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

NYU Tisch senior Lewie Kloster premiered his short film "Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy" at New York Film Festival this week, and took time to sit down and chat with WSN about the experience.

New York Film Festival: Week One

New York Film Festival: Week One

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

WSN gives a brief preview of the first week of the New York Film Festival, including reviews of "Moonlight," "The Son of Joseph" and "I, Daniel Blake."

“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.

Tisch Alum Jason Lew Shares His Journey

Tisch Alum Jason Lew Shares His Journey

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Tisch graduate Jason Lew gives NYU the scoop on what it's like to work as an actor, writer, and director after leaving Tisch, and the scoop on his latest film.

Anthology Film Archives Series Celebrates Female Filmmakers

Anthology Film Archives Series Celebrates Female Filmmakers

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The Anthology Film Archives' latest series, “Woman With a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950," puts the women who have been erased from film's history back in their rightful, respected place.

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