What to See at Tribeca 2016

Few NYU alums can claim to have started a film festival, but few NYU alums are Robert De Niro. Praise aside, the Tribeca Film Festival is underway, running from April 13-24. Founded in 2002...

Theaters near NYU offer range of indie, mainstream films

New York City is a haven for cinephiles, and movie theaters near campus present plenty of chances to catch the latest films.

‘SLUT’ Horrifyingly Mirrors Reality

Provoking messages intimidate audiences as soon as they step foot into the blackbox theater of Dixon Place. Screens glow with offensive tweets, like “Don’t ever be ashamed of who you are… Unless you a...

Ron Pope captivates in performance

Artists like Ron Pope are rare these days. It is not often that a talented, humble artist can write meaningful lyrics that connect with audiences. But, when one does, it is truly magical. That...

Netflix’s “Narcos” is raw, riveting

“First they got the coke, then they got the money.” From Brazilian director of "Tropa de Elite" and "RoboCop" Jose Padliha comes a serialized account of one of the most infamous drug kingpins of...

‘While We’re Young’ pits young against old

Noah Baumbach’s new comedy-drama “While We’re Young,” which features Adam Driver, Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried, tells the story of a middle-aged couple’s marriage and career journeys compared to those of a...

‘Iceman’ characters coldly received by audience

"The Iceman" characters have little dimension despite being based on real life.

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Remembers Mr. Rogers

During a time in which the film and TV industry is plagued by issues of abuse of power, especialy in sexual assualt cases, the mere concept of Mr. Rogers, the host of the long...

Tribeca 2016: ‘Elvis and Nixon’ Shames the Figures it Depicts

“Elvis and Nixon,” the new production from Amazon Studios, serves as a cautionary tale of what can happen when the barriers between film and television are blurred. Clearly operating on the budget of a...

Shakespeare Shakeup in ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Deep in the heart of Alphabet City lies The Wild Project Theatre. The company name is not far from the production style it prefers. The Queens Company, an all-female theatre group, takes center stage...

The Transformative Cultural Circus of ‘Cuisine and Confessions’

While nine performers glided about in elaborate coordination, effortlessly darting back and forth to the table onstage while executing lifts, flips and other gymnastics, something less spectacular was happening — they were making banana...

When Is Lennon’s Death Not About Lennon?

Ross Howard’s play “Two of Us,” showing in its world premiere at the Ross Howard Festival at Access Theater, provides a thought-provoking, psychedelic-infused look into the assassination of John Lennon.   “Two of Us” revolves...
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