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Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Considering his own history of questioned sexuality, James Franco's casting as famed LGBT-turned-Christian Michael Glatze was perfect.

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells JFK’s Story

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells JFK’s Story

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The new biopic "Jackie" pays respect to the legacy not only of one of America's most iconic presidents, but the woman who orchestrated his memorial.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

Before the West Village was bougie, it was the kingdom of the queens.

A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" gives its audience more than it bargained for with parallels to the populist sentiments that drove Brexit and the working-class frustration riddling America.

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

By Thomas Price, Deputy Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"The Eyes of My Mother" is what horror movie fans have been waiting for — a breath of fresh fear in a tepid genre lost to jump-scares.

Isabelle Huppert Shines in ‘Things to Come’

Isabelle Huppert Shines in ‘Things to Come’

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Mia Hansen-Love's new French drama "Things to Come" brings out the subtleties of heartbreak when one least expects it.

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The new documentary on the famed hunger-striker Bobby Sands gives a hauntingly human look at the Irish icon.

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

By Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

NYU professor James P. Carse's riveting new novel "PhDeath" creates a murder mystery out of a subject he knows better than almost anyone - NYU itself.

“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?

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