Tisch Alum’s Film Shines New Light on Emily Dickinson

Everyone knows the story of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson: she was a spinster and a recluse, and she wrote her poems without intending for them to ever be published. “People have been so...

Unpopular Opinion: A24 Films

Over the past few years, indie film studio A24 has taken over the independent movie zeitgeist, and certainly captured the love of the NYU community to the point where everyone is convinced that they...

Second Season of ‘Barry’ Promises a Steady Descent Into Darkness

When the main character isn’t shooting people full of lead, he’s making time to take an acting class and find some friends. It’s an unlikely premise, but Bill Hader and Alec Berg managed to...

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Trades Plot for Predictability

The following review contains spoilers of the April 14 episode of ‘‘Game of Thrones.” Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” episode marked the beginning of the end. The first episode of the final season is undoubtedly...

‘Moonlight Sonata’ Is a Work of Love Where Silence Is a Superpower

Documentarian Irene Taylor Brodsky made headlines with her 2007 documentary “Hear and Now,” which chronicles her deaf parents’ decision to get cochlear implants so they could hear. Twelve years later, she has released “Moonlight...

Fanning Brings Depth to the Flossy Sugar High of ‘Teen Spirit’

It’s no secret that Elle Fanning is a captivating presence on screen. In “Teen Spirit,” an indie take on a Cinderella story, she proves to possess not only serious acting chops but an ethereal...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of...

‘Love, Death & Robots’ Is Good, Great and Forgettable

David Fincher helped bring Netflix’s popularity to new heights with the critically acclaimed “House of Cards,” one of the streaming service’s first big hits. He came back with a strong and innovative season one...

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is a Lackluster Comedy Adaptation

Nearly two decades of development hell would defeat most ordinary filmmakers, but Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame is not deterred so easily. “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” began filming in 2000, but...

‘Hail Satan?’ Depicts a Religious Villain as an Icon of Rebellion

The title card of Penny Lane’s documentary on the Satanic Temple “Hail Satan?” waits a beat before presenting the question mark, and these opening seconds set an inquisitive tone for the rest of the...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt faculty and students...

The Secret Origins of the First Female Filmmaker

In her 2018 documentary “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché,” director and producer Pamela B. Green aims to revive the life of the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché. Narrated by actress and...
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