Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Ry Russo-Young’s film “Before I Fall” will dominate high school cafeteria conversation for the next several weeks. Based on the bestselling young adult novel of the same name, the movie follows protagonist Samantha (Zoey...

Campaign goodies: top election movies

Here are five great political films to get you into the election-season spirit.

‘Heroes’ is not super enough for Xbox Live film program launch

In an effort to compete with Netflix, Microsoft and Xbox Live plan to release TV shows. However, "Heroes" is one of the top choices, which should be reconsidered.

‘Tomorrow’ escapes conventional filming methods

Guerilla filmmaker Randy Moore's tale of a man's gradual mental breakdown in Disneyland has turned some critics' heads.

Relive your most joyful moments with “Reversion”

No stranger to the dark and twisted genre, Aja Naomi King ("How to Get Away with Murder") stars in "Reversion,” a psychological thriller that leaves the audience reeling with its impeccable eeriness.   King portrays...

‘Dark Touch’ thrills, explores psychological horror

"Dark Touch," the film by Marina de Van, explores the difficult topic of child abuse.

Ives’ ‘Heir Apparent’ succeeds beyond obvious laughs

David Ives' hilarious adaptation of this 1705 French farce is pulled off by a highly capable cast.

‘Velocity of Autumn’ lights up stage

Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella play a dramatic mother-son duo in this play by Eric Coble.

Flashback Friday: Greats from ’80s

Don't You Forget (about these excellent songs from our favorite films of the 1980s).

Staff Recommendations: Sept. 2

By WSN Arts Staff Chadwick Boseman in “Get on Up” Although Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic “Get on Up” suffers from uneven storytelling and a lack of ambition, all is forgiven through Chadwick Boseman. As a...

Bieber discovers his ‘Purpose’ in new album

The past couple years have been a rollercoaster for Justin Bieber, to say the least. Egged houses, a DUI arrest and other party boy antics have all led to intense backlash for Bieber. But...

Doc makes cartoons ‘Very Semi-Serious’

The documentary “Very Semi-Serious,” directed by Leah Wolchok, opens with a clever montage in which cartoons making fun of the city are interspersed with shots of the places they’re mocking. This sets the stage...
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