NYU alum crafts modern love film

With relationships today as easy as a swipe right on Tinder, technology defines both the way we meet people and the way people can deceive us. This is the idea behind “The Heart Machine,”...

Swedish film explores uncomfortable topics

“Force Majeure,” Sweden’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, is a visually stunning film that is too embarrassing to watch without cringing or squirming in your seat at least...

Film lacks style, lead actor soars

“Rudderless,” William Macy’s directorial debut, is uneven to say the least. It has a sincere heart, but it lacks the structure needed to be a truly powerful film. It often comes off as flat...

Director, star actor discuss NYC film

“Listen Up Philip,” the third feature from writer-director Alex Ross Perry, has all the makings of an indie hit. The film deals with the many mishaps of Philip, a semi-successful writer living in New...

Dan Harmon on past, latest work

When Dan Harmon was fired  in 2012 from “Community,” the show he created for NBC, he was not going to spend his unemployment pitching scripts. Instead, Harmon filled his time by going on tour...

Jeremy Renner, director Michael Cuesta discuss new film

In the age of government leaks and whistleblowers, director Michael Cuesta’s “Kill The Messenger” is more relevant today than ever. Jeremy Renner produces and stars in this true tale of Gary Webb, a journalist for...

NYU Law hosts Kristen Stewart

Actor Kirsten Stewart and director Peter Sattler came to NYU on Oct. 7 to discuss their new film, “Camp X-Ray.” The Forum on Law, Culture and Society at the NYU School of Law held...

Lead actors shine in psychological drama

The film “Whiplash” features a recurring story told about the time Charlie “Bird” Parker messed up during a music performance, which caused drummer Jo Jones to nearly decapitate him by throwing a cymbal at...

Ali documentary features home videos

Clare Lewins’ documentary “I Am Ali” is perfectly summarized during an interview with George Foreman, in which the former boxing champ firmly states, “Boxing is no way to define Muhammad Ali.” Though that may...

Struggles of dwarfism explored in film

For many, it is difficult to truly grasp the plight of people with noticeable differences in appearance and the emotional strength those people must maintain. The theme of coping with such a physical difference...

Famous hip-hop album inspires film

Documentaries often paint a remarkably heavy-handed picture of their subjects — an overflow of positive information is shown on the screen and little negative information is offered. “Nas: Time is Illmatic” falls into this...

Film shows new side to Nazi leader

Neither a traditional documentary nor a biopic, “The Decent One” introduces a unique storytelling style, one entirely told through firsthand accounts. The film consists of candid diary entries, letters, family pictures and home videos...
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