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On a ‘Quest’ for 9 Years

On a ‘Quest’ for 9 Years

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Jonathan Olshefski's "Quest" follows the life of the Rainey family, their recording studio in the basement of their home and their struggles with racism in their community.

Alum Matthew Puccini Talks SXSW Short Film

Alum Matthew Puccini Talks SXSW Short Film

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

WSN sat down with NYU alum Matthew Puccini to discuss his short film, "The Mess He Made," the story of a man waiting for the results of an HIV test.

‘Wonderstruck’ Induces Wonder

‘Wonderstruck’ Induces Wonder

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Todd Haynes' newest film "Wonderstruck" tells the story of a young boy who lost both his mother and his hearing.

‘Human Flow’ is Heartbreaking and Mesmerizing

‘Human Flow’ is Heartbreaking and Mesmerizing

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Ai Weiwei's documentary "Human Flow" represents the stories of millions of refugees in a revolutionary way: by showing them as people.

Tribeca 2017: Despite All-Star Cast, ‘The Circle’ Is Disastrous

Tribeca 2017: Despite All-Star Cast, ‘The Circle’ Is Disastrous

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Despite being based off the all too relevant best seller by Dave Eggers and having a cast of Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega, "The Circle," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is too lifeless to tell a moving story.

Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

The six-season run of “Girls” ended April 16. The series was extremely important for the entertainment industry, giving voices to women that are rarely shown on the big or small screens. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the show’s creator, writer and star Lena Dunham and the showrunner Jenni Konner...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories, Tribeca Film Fest

With timing eerily parallel to current struggles to protect the rights of women and the LGBT community, Margaret Atwood's dystopic "The Handmaid's Tale" has officially had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The new eco-documentary "Tomorrow" gives bright glimpses of hope for environmentally conscious communities amidst a world of dark facts about climate change.

Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

Psychedelic ‘High School Sinking into the Sea’ is Odd But Memorable

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

In an off-kilter and action-packed new animated film, everyone's best — and worst — dreams come true as an entire high school sinks into the sea.

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Cinematic adaptations of books have become more prevalent over the last decade than seemingly ever before — so what exactly does that translation between mediums mean, and is this trend a good thing?

Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The new Netflix documentary "The Most Hated Woman in America" gives the powerful story of Madayln Murray O'Hair — a woman both admired and hated for her advocacy for separation of church and state before her life was cut short in a brutal murder.

A ‘Catfight’ Provides for Social Commentary

A ‘Catfight’ Provides for Social Commentary

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

For once, the catfight isn't about the women fighting — and putting each other in comas — it's about something much bigger. If three trees named Bernie, Donald and Hillary don't tip you off as to what, maybe you shouldn't watch "Catfight."

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