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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.

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.

‘Son of Saul’ captures hell on screen

‘Son of Saul’ captures hell on screen

By Ethan Sapienza, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Experience the horror of the Holocaust as never before in the brutally dark "Son of Saul," following Saul's attempts to find a rabbi in Auschwitz for his dead son.

What you need to know about surrealist films from the ‘The Forbidden Room’ directors

What you need to know about surrealist films from the ‘The Forbidden Room’ directors

By Anthony Schwab, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The directors of the surrealist film "The Forbidden Room" discuss their inspirations and upcoming projects in film and teaching.

Stunning minimalism in ‘The Assassin’

Stunning minimalism in ‘The Assassin’

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Taiwanese martial arts film "The Assassin" brings morality to question in the face of duty, starring Shu Qi and Chang Chen.

An infamous murder case is reinvestigated in ‘The Witness’

An infamous murder case is reinvestigated in ‘The Witness’

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was murdered in the streets of Queens, New York. The Times reported that 38 witnesses walked by. In the touching documentary "The Witness," Kitty's brother Bill tries to find these 38 people.

‘The Measure of a Man’ mirrors working class life

‘The Measure of a Man’ mirrors working class life

By Stephen Spoth, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Thierry Taugourdeau, an unemployed factory worker, must choose between his moral integrity and getting by in the quiet French film "The Measure of a Man."

Portuguese recession meets Caliphate folk tales in 6-hour ‘Arabian Nights’

Portuguese recession meets Caliphate folk tales in 6-hour ‘Arabian Nights’

By Tony Schwab, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The six-hour, three-part film about Portugal's social collapse is more interesting and humorous than you'd think.

‘Les Cowboys’ pays tribute to its classic Western inspiration

‘Les Cowboys’ pays tribute to its classic Western inspiration

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

"Les Cowboys" is French screenwriter Thomas Bidegain's take on the classic American Western tale,

‘Steve Jobs’ shows tougher side of icon

‘Steve Jobs’ shows tougher side of icon

By Stephen Spoth, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Explore the darker side of the infamous tech giant in the Aaron Sorkin-written biopic "Steve Jobs."

Seven movies to look forward to at this year’s NYFF

Seven movies to look forward to at this year’s NYFF

By Zach Martin, Film Editor

September 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The New York Film Festival showcases some of the most promising Oscar-winning movies. Here's what to look forward to in this year's festival: