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‘Jinn’ Brings Fire and Life to Teenage Crisis

‘Jinn’ Brings Fire and Life to Teenage Crisis

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Nijla Mu'min’s "Jinn" explores black and Muslim identity in today's political landscape through a girl's coming-of-age.

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

After tackling comedy, action, and independent films, John Krasinski is shedding new light on his creative ability and the importance of genre films.

Aaron Maine Talks Porches, Home and ‘The House’

Aaron Maine Talks Porches, Home and ‘The House’

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Porches returned to New York with "The House" tour on Friday night. WSN caught up with frontman Aaron Maine at SXSW earlier this month to talk home and "The House."

‘Blaze’ and the Unsung Country Legend

‘Blaze’ and the Unsung Country Legend

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Ethan Hawke's "Blaze" follows the life of little-known country blues singer Blaze Foley. It recently competed at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

‘Hereditary’ Scares On Two Levels at SXSW

‘Hereditary’ Scares On Two Levels at SXSW

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

A24's newest horror film “Hereditary” ditches jump scares for deeper, psychological anxieties that work together to recreate what nightmares are made of.

SXSW 2018: (Some Of) The Best Artists You Missed

SXSW 2018: (Some Of) The Best Artists You Missed

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

We’ve compiled a list of New York and NYU-based artists and bands from SXSW last week. Check it out!

‘Boundaries’ Director Crosses Personal Thresholds

‘Boundaries’ Director Crosses Personal Thresholds

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

WSN sat down with "Boundaries" director Shana Feste and cast members Lewis MacDougall and Yahya Abdul-Mateen to discuss the film's premiere at SXSW.

Tisch Alumna Talks Sugar Babies, Shivas and SXSW

Tisch Alumna Talks Sugar Babies, Shivas and SXSW

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Emma Seligman's senior thesis "Shiva Baby" premiered at SXSW last week. WSN sat down with the student filmmaker to discuss shivas, sugar babies and the acclaimed Texas festival.

The Hidden Irreverence of Emily Dickinson

The Hidden Irreverence of Emily Dickinson

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Wild Nights with Emily” uncovers the vivacious and queer life of Emily Dickinson and the poet's relationship with her brother's wife Susan Gibert.

Dark Commentary in Enlightening ‘Blindspotting’

Dark Commentary in Enlightening ‘Blindspotting’

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

"Blindspotting" grapples with friendship and the intersection of race and class, set against the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. The film premiered last week at SXSW.

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.

‘Miss Stevens’ Succeeds with Awkward Comedy and Stellar Performances

‘Miss Stevens’ Succeeds with Awkward Comedy and Stellar Performances

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Julia Stevens' film "Miss Stevens" hits theaters tomorrow to bring audiences a quirky, silly tale of a drama teacher bringing her students on a field trip.

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