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Isle of Dogs Is Culturally Tone Deaf

Isle of Dogs Is Culturally Tone Deaf

By Veronica Liow, Assistant Managing Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs" unfortunately falls into the list of white filmmakers who stereotypically portray and use other cultures as a tool for entertainment.

Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

By Shraddha Jajal, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Celebrities should use their platforms to actively support women's rights.

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Whitewashing is a casting practice in film in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. Explore WSN's picks for the Top 10, or in this case, Bottom 10 incidents of whitewashing in film.

“Under the Skin” uses sci-fi genre for feminist critique

“Under the Skin” uses sci-fi genre for feminist critique

By Zack Grullon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Film

"Under the Skin" uses the science-fiction genre to make a feminist commentary

Tribeca: ‘Chef’ cooks up heartfelt comedy

Tribeca: ‘Chef’ cooks up heartfelt comedy

April 30, 2014


Filed under Arts

Audience members will smile from the beginning scenes of “Chef” and they may not know why. The situation is tense — the protagonist, chef Carl Gaspare, is stressed from his restaurant job, recently divorced and struggling to connect with his son. Despite this plotline, the film’s writer-...

Johansson devours role in ‘Skin’

Johansson devours role in ‘Skin’

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts

You are walking down the street, and a beautiful woman approaches you in a white van. She’s friendly — she asks you questions about yourself and compliments your features. It’s raining, and she offers you a ride home. You take it, and the two of you have a pleasant conversation. You get to your p...

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ doubles as chilling political thriller

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ doubles as chilling political thriller

By Jonathon Dornbush and Clio McConnell

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts

Superhero movies necessarily straddle the line between extravagance and realism. When that particular superhero is Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, who fought as a medically enhanced super soldier in World War II and was frozen solid for 70 years before waking up in the present day, it would be ...

Spike Jonze astounds audiences with visual, aural masterpiece ‘Her’

Spike Jonze astounds audiences with visual, aural masterpiece ‘Her’

December 10, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

To put it simply, “Her” is the best film of the year. Spike Jonze’s not-so-futuristic tale of the love between a lonely man and his computer’s operating system is one of the most genuine and authentic romances ever made. Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly, a writer at a company specializing...

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts

Jon only cares about a few things in life — “My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn.” At least he’s honest. In his directorial debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has crafted a great film and titular character with “Don Jon.” The social critique p...

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

September 25, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

The best and brightest in American and foreign films will once again be just a short trip away on the 1 train. This Friday, the New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center for its 51st year, with a number of incredibly noteworthy films. The festival kicks off on Friday night with Paul Greengrass...