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“Under the Skin” uses sci-fi genre for feminist critique

By Zack Grullon, Staff Writer November 6, 2014
"Under the Skin" uses the science-fiction genre to make a feminist commentary
Female directors receive critical acclaim

Female directors receive critical acclaim

By Marcus Jones, Staff Writer November 6, 2014
Though female directors are beginning to make blockbuster films, Hollywood needs to improve its gender imbalance
via IFC Films / Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 6, in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.  Courtesy of Matt Lankes.

“Boyhood” questions the rules of motherhood

By Ethan Sapienza, Staff Writer November 6, 2014
The maturation of a mother parallels the growth of a boy in "Boyhood"
Pelican documentary soars

Pelican documentary soars

By Jesse James Read, Contributing Writer November 5, 2014

“Pelican Dreams,” the latest documentary from Judy Irving (“The Parrots of Telegraph Hill”), offers fascinating footage of pelicans. To anyone averse to birds or documentarian work, the film may...

Historical film lacks  in depth

Historical film lacks in depth

By Zach Martin, Staff Writer November 5, 2014
"The Invisible Front" is only a serviceable look at a forgotten piece of history
NYU alum crafts modern love film

NYU alum crafts modern love film

By Stephanie Cheng, Staff Writer October 23, 2014
Writer-director Zachary Wigon talks about his debut film "The Heart Machine"
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Swedish film explores uncomfortable topics

By Nomko Baatar, Contributing Writer October 22, 2014
"Force Majeure" is a powerful look at masculinity and family dynamics
Billy Crudup’s performance as Sam is the highlight of “Rudderless.”

Film lacks style, lead actor soars

By Daniel Lieberson, Staff Writer October 16, 2014
Despite its inconsistencies, "Rudderless" succeeds because of Billy Crudup's performance
Jason Schwartzman plays the titular in “Listen Up Philip.”

Director, star actor discuss NYC film

By James Muntisov, Contributing Writer October 16, 2014
Jason Schwartzman and writer-director Alex Ross Perry discuss "Listen Up Philip"
Dan Harmon, creator of “Community,” released “Harmontown” on Oct. 3. // via wikipedia.org

Dan Harmon on past, latest work

By Sidney Butler, Contributing Writer October 15, 2014
Dan Harmon discusses taking "Community" from television to online
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Jeremy Renner, director Michael Cuesta discuss new film

By Jim Muntisov, Contributing Writer October 10, 2014
Jeremy Renner and director Michael Cuesta shed light on their latest film, "Kill the Messenger"
Kristen Stewart sits on stage at Tishman Auditorium in the NYU School of Law on Oct. 7.

NYU Law hosts Kristen Stewart

By Larson Binzer, Deputy News Editor October 8, 2014
The cast and director of "Camp X-Ray" talked about the film's objective look at Guantanamo Bay at the Forum Film Festival