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GODZILLA and KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. (Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: The joys of absurdity

By JP Pak, Film & TV Editor April 2, 2021

This is what we’re thinking: we’ll make a big monkey fight a big lizard. We’ll cast that girl from “Stranger Things” as a woke, rebellious teenager. The FBI agent in “The Wolf of Wall Street”?...

Malcolm and Marie stars Zendaya and John David Washington as the couple returns home from a movie premiere. Sam Levinson's new film was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place over one night. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

“Malcolm & Marie” is a tedious attempt at exploring politics through art

By Victoria Carchietta, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

There are nights of meaningful discussion that shape the rest of our lives. Sam Levinson’s newest film, “Malcolm & Marie,” starring Zendaya and John David Washington, chronicles one such night...

A collection of weird

‘Tom and Jerry’ review: A lifeless attempt at updating the classic tale of cat and mouse

By Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer April 1, 2021

“Tom and Jerry,” a feckless live-action/animation hybrid directed by Tim Story, tries to update the classic Tom versus Jerry tale but sadly loses sight of its source material by neglecting its title...

Florian Zeller’s debut feature film “The Father” follows a man named Anthony, an Alzheimer’s patient whose mind gradually deteriorates as the film progresses. The film concluded with a tearful finale, spiraling into utter disorientation. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Forgotten memories remain alive in ‘The Father’

By Nathan Hughes, Contributing Writer April 1, 2021

My grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. I have seen how complicated Alzheimer’s is as a disease, often worse for the family than it is for the patient. While it may not be physically...

Promising Young Woman is a new film by Emerald Fenner. Starring Carey Mulligan as Cassandra Thomas, the film takes a dive into the grief and hurt caused by the patriarchy. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

‘Promising Young Woman’ review: an introspective glance into female trauma

By Aliyah Fong, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Spoiler Alert: contains spoilers for large parts of the movie. Content warnings include implications of rape, sexual assault, drug use, on-screen gore, murder and suicide. Cassandra Thomas, affectionately...

The new mini-documentary

‘Covid Diaries NYC’ Review: filmmakers document their pandemic struggles

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

No one was prepared when COVID-19 struck the United States in full force, flipping lives upside down and shifting the highly anticipated turn of the decade into a nightmare. For many New York City residents,...

A Tale of Springtime” tells the story of Natacha who attempts to match Jeanne up with her father at a party. The film will be available on Film Forum’s virtual cinema starting March 26th. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

‘Tales of Four Seasons’ review: Romance is always in season as people search for love and connection

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

While François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard have become the names most associated with the French New Wave, late-bloomer Éric Rohmer deserves just as much recognition for his work. Perhaps he’s not...

This year, the Oscars have seen an increase in both international names and female nominees for best picture and best director categories. This is a chance for the Academy to show that the need for equity and inclusion might become a staple within the entertainment industry. (Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Oscars: snubs and surprises

By Julia Gastone, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021

It seems like eons ago that “Parasite” dominated the Oscars last season. With the 93rd Academy Awards nominations released last week, one can’t help but wonder who Bong Joon Ho’s successor could...

The Criterion Collection is accessible through the streaming service Kanopy, provided through NYU. The Criterion Collection, along with other services accessible through NYU’s Cinema Studies databases, has provided a community composed of both film lovers and scholars. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

How binging the Criterion Collection provided me with purpose during the pandemic

By Victoria Carchietta, Contributing Writer March 17, 2021

Like many people over the past year, I found myself with extra time on my hands. I was tired of scrolling through TikTok and baking absurd loaves of bread. It was at that moment when I realized that I...

Theaters like the Independent Film Center (IFC), located on 323 6th Avenue, have placed multiple safety measures to allow New Yorkers to experience film culture again. The precautions set to ensure their customers are safe result in lower ticket sales for independent theaters. (Photo by Kaylah Haye)

As theaters reopen, film culture blossoms

By Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

Last weekend, a new withdrawal appeared in my bank account: $23.95, the price of AMC’s A-List. This is approximately 1.3 times the monthly cost of a premium Netflix subscription, 1.6 times that of HBO...

The third feature by writer-director Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” follows Autumn, a pregnant teenager from Pennsylvania who struggles to find local resources to get an abortion. The film is available for free to NYU students through NYU Stream, as well as HBO Max for those living in dorms. (Staff Illustrated by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is Always Gripping

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Content warning: This article mentions abortion while reviewing scenes from the movie. For a while, it seemed like this awards season was going to be unique. Many predicted that, as large studios held...

How ‘WandaVision’ Became More Than Just a Show

By Elizabeth Winters, Contributing Writer March 8, 2021

Spoiler alert: this article mentions important scenes from the show.  My roommate and I were among the millions of Marvel enthusiasts who caused Disney+ to crash in anticipation of the “WandaVision''...