Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

NYU alum Nicolas Pesce’s horror film “The Eyes of My Mother” is nothing short of chilling. The film follows Francisca, whose indifference towards death is masterfully portrayed by actress Kika Magalhaes. Piece by piece,...

Disney Animator Speaks at Cantor about Upcoming “Zootopia”

Disney animator Darrin Butters, who has previously worked on “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen,” came to NYU on Feb. 25 to talk about Disney's newest, “Zootopia,” giving an entertaining and informative presentation about the animation...

‘Sacrifice’ Portrays The Evil of Patriarchal Societies

When one thinks of myths or folklore, the mind probably jumps to some iteration of the grim tale of Snow White or Rumplestiltskin. Peter Dowling’s “Sacrifice,” based on the book of the same name...

John McEnroe and the Sport of Cinema

“John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” is not a documentary about the tennis extraordinaire. Instead, it is a meticulous exploration of the game of tennis through the eyes of a filmmaker. McEnroe, whose...

Sandler film creative but chaotic

“The Cobbler” takes the old adage of putting oneself in another man’s shoes quite literally. The new movie stars Adam Sandler, an NYU alumnus, as Max Simkin, a fourth-generation cobbler who takes on others’...

Untested Rape Kits Exposed in ‘I Am Evidence’

In the state of New York, there is no statute of limitations on reporting a rape. However, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s current efforts to extend the deadline, hospitals are only required to keep rape...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, “The Handmaid's Tale” — Hulu’s newest television series — screened its first episode at the Tribeca Film Festival last Friday. Created by Bruce Miller...

‘Victoria & Abdul’ Lacks Depth

The year is 1887 and the British Empire rules over India.In England, Queen Victoria(Dame Judi Dench) is hosting a Golden Jubilee to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. At this...

Ross Lynch Trades Disney For Dahmer

Disney Channel has provided a platform for many young actors to break into the film industry. With that fame comes a glossy shell to escape from once the shows  they were on stop running....

Stunning minimalism in ‘The Assassin’

Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) opens the film with a brutal assassination, which, in black and white, makes the violent scene appear like an illustration. Though the film eventually transitions to color after the title...

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 cinematic masterpiece “The Passion of Joan of Arc” has had a difficult journey since its inception. Not only did Dreyer draw criticism for not being French like the...

‘Kinetta’: A Cornucopia of Wasted Potential

Unseen by American eyes up until now, Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2005 solo debut has finally arrived in the U.S. courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image. Following a photo-store clerk, a chambermaid and a...
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