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Politics Play Out at Sundance

Politics Play Out at Sundance

By Laura Tucciarone, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Amidst the politically divisive days of late, Sundance Film Festival faces its own controversies, from its founders to its participants.

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The Sundance Film Festival began as a haven for independent film makers, but has since began supplying the Oscars with more and more commercialized, mainstream movies.

‘Wiener-Dog’ Kicks Off Fusion Film Festival

‘Wiener-Dog’ Kicks Off Fusion Film Festival

By Daria Butler, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The 2016 Fusion Film Festival opened with a screening of NYU alum Todd Solondz's new film "Wiener-Dog" followed by a Q&A with the director and producer Christine Vachon, Fusion's Woman of the Year.

Red Carpets Are the New Runways

Red Carpets Are the New Runways

By Carson Kessler, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Film festivals and red carpets are becoming the new runways.

Passioned performances cannot save ‘Middle of Nowhere’

Passioned performances cannot save ‘Middle of Nowhere’

October 9, 2012


Filed under Arts

Steeped in soulful contemporary music and an adept use of montage, director Ava DuVernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” beautifully captures the plight of its conflicted lead character. However, strengths in art direction cannot distract from the film’s weak and limited plot. Though well-acted, the characters’...