Staff Recs: Best Movie Soundtracks and Scores

The release of "Mid90s" has reminded audiences of the importance of a great soundtrack. Check out WSN's top picks for best movie soundtracks and scores.

Though Unique, ‘Blue Jay’ Ultimately Falters

From the very first moments in “Blue Jay,” Alex Lehmann’s directorial debut, the vast and spacious forests of Crestline, California are celebrated through simple but very effective black-and-white visual approach. These exteriors are contrasted...

‘A War’ Amounts to Courtroom Drama, Remains Too Stoic

“A War,” the Oscar-nominated film by the Danish director Tobias Lindholm, has the craft and narrative control of an exceptionally successful episode of “Law and Order.” It’s a courtroom drama that progresses with logic,...

Michael Moore Is Fueling the Resistance With ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

“Was it all just a dream?” — this is the question many people have been asking themselves since the hectic events of Nov. 9, 2016, when Donald Trump was elected president of the United...

‘Gemini’ Is a Sexy Yet Surface Neo-Noir

Neo-noir is not a genre that has often been explored in recent years, with notable exceptions including the gritty works of David Fincher or the glossy Nicolas Winding Refn (both are quite violent). Leaning...

Move Over Netflix, DC Has a New Comic Book-Crazed Streaming Service

DC Entertainment's new streaming service, DC Universe, shows promise, but offers an incomplete library and won't appeal to the average consumer.

Battle of Brothers and Sheep in Lyrical Film ‘Rams’

At its heart, director Grímur Hákonarson's “Rams” is a sentimental tale of juxtaposition and sheep. Watching the film is like stepping into a fairy tale — unorthodox and cautionary as it may be. The...

Alum’s Road From Tisch to Cannes

Tisch alum Jeremy Saulnier made waves at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival with the revenge thriller “Blue Ruin.” On April 15, Saulnier’s follow up “Green Room” will be released, where a punk rocker (Anton...

Documentary ‘Shirkers’ Blends Mystery and Emotion

Her passion project was stolen. 20 years later, Sandi Tan tells us her story.

Alum Ido Fluk’s Festival Success ‘The Ticket’ Hits Theaters

This story originally ran on April 25, 2016 as part of our coverage of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. We are re-running it now in honor of Friday’s theatrical release of “The Ticket.” NYU alum...

‘Spirited Away’ Returns to Theaters for Studio Ghibli Celebration

The Academy Award winning, former highest grossing film in Japan, “Spirited Away,” transcends international borders and language barriers to form connections with any viewer. Though it is perhaps not Hayao Miyazaki’s finest film, its...

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...
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