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‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Tehran Taboo,” an Austrian-German animated film by Ali Soozandeh, moves through the interwoven lives of three women in Tehran, Iran, each desperately trying to make a future from complicated romantic or sexual circumstances.

Thanks, You Too: Responding to ‘Have A Nice Day’

Thanks, You Too: Responding to ‘Have A Nice Day’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Have A Nice Day” is a Tarantino-inspired Chinese black comedy that follows protagonist Xiao Zhang, a local gang driver who has just stolen one million dollars.

Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the NYC Bar Animal Law Committee co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Sled Dogs,” Wednesday night, about the Iditarod dog race.

The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

“Future ’38” is a subtle satire that follows American Secret Agent Jack Essex hi-jinks and adventures as he tries to recover a secret weapon that could prevent World War II.

Film Forum Revives ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 4K

Film Forum Revives ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 4K

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Just in time for Halloween, Film Forum is showing George Romero's 1968 masterpiece "Night of the Living Dead" in beautiful 4K restoration.

‘Ex Libris’ Brings Books to Life

‘Ex Libris’ Brings Books to Life

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Ex Libris" is a surprisingly fascinating documentary about the New York Public Library and its branches that becomes more than its subject matter.

Bright but Not Quite ‘Gifted’

Bright but Not Quite ‘Gifted’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With an impressive cast featuring Jenny Slate, Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and the young Mckenna Grace, it's impressive that "Gifted" still falls flat on a dramatic premise.

Art With a Heart of Adamantium

Art With a Heart of Adamantium

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

As more films are adapted from comics, Marvel and its contemporaries need to follow the model of "Logan," where viewers can empathize with characters with real emotions.

Finding a Friend in New Film “Frantz”

Finding a Friend in New Film “Frantz”

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

In a world bursting to the brim with art making deeper meanings, "Frantz" is a film that is simply and incredibly beautiful.