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Listen To This: Niall Horan is in ‘Heaven’ according to his newest love ballad

Listen to this week’s most notable singles by Niall Horan, Yaeji and Halsey.

This week, we’re featuring singles that cover an array of emotions. Niall Horan delivers a love ballad fit for the gods, Yaeji inspires you to express self-love by breaking cycles...

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Review: Don’t waste your time with ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’

Gratuitous gore and pretentious attempts at subversion fail to impress in this abomination of a film. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is now playing in select theaters, but certainly don’t go out of your way to see it.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Mar 1, 2023

Sitting through the miserable slog that is “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is the cinematic equivalent of watching a speeding train crash into a gigantic dump. It’s bad,...

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Review: New doc on Sarah Lawrence cult tells the harrowing truth of survivors

The docuseries follows a group of nine students at Sarah Lawrence College who fell victim to manipulation. It serves as a harrowing realization that cults are not things of the past, but closer than we know.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Feb 28, 2023

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Sarah Lawrence College sits in the small village of Bronxville, New York, an affluent Westchester County...

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Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Earl Sweatshirt, Doechii and NYU student artists put on an unforgettable show at Terminal 5.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer Feb 28, 2023

NYU often lacks the fervent school spirit of other large universities. That is, until Violet 100 rolls around. Every February, NYU students bleed purple and praise the university...

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Review: ‘Return to Seoul’ explores the tragic reconciliation of adopted identities

Initially released at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Davy Chou’s film is a moving drama that captures the thrills and confusion of navigating adulthood through the eyes of a Korean adoptee.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer Feb 27, 2023

In his recently released film “Return to Seoul,” Davy Chou takes audiences through a search for lost identities with scenes of nightlife, hedonism and awkward family meals....

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And then there was one: A look into Panic! At The Disco’s ‘breakup’

The frontman of the iconic emo band has finally announced its official end, but this shouldn’t come as a shock.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer Feb 27, 2023

It’s been an eventful past few weeks for emos: Fall Out Boy announced a tour and a new album, and Panic! At The Disco has finally come to an end after a long 19 years. On Jan....

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Review: ‘The Sorrow and the Pity’: Once illegal, now in theaters

The film returned to theaters on Feb. 24, 50 years after director Marcel Ophuls exposed how the French Vichy government secretly collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer Feb 27, 2023

“The Sorrow and the Pity,” a landmark documentary from 1969, is now in theaters with a breathtaking 4K restoration after years of being banned. The film immerses viewers in...

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Hello, ‘You’: A fresh new season filled with love and murder

Season four shows a different side of Joe Goldberg as he acquaints himself with the British upper class.
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer Feb 27, 2023

Netflix dropped Part 1 of the fourth season of “You” on Feb. 9 to the delight of fans. The popular psychological thriller has had many hooked on Joe Goldberg and his cryptic...

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Off the Radar: Jungles, love and phantoms in ‘Tropical Malady’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Tropical Malady” available to stream on Kanopy and NYU Stream.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer Feb 24, 2023

A sweltering labyrinth of flora and fauna, the jungle has often symbolized the hostile unknown in modern cinema. In the last 50 years, films centered on the American experience...

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Listen To This: beabadoobee’s ‘Glue Song’ is a sticky earworm

Read about this week’s most notable singles from Indigo de Souza, Feist and more.

For this week’s highlighted singles, the name of the game is “it’s complicated.” While beabadoobee delivers a delightfully sappy ode to love, others like Indigo De Souza,...

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Review: With ‘This Is Why,’ Paramore continues to exceed expectations  

Paramore’s long-awaited sixth album reminds us that the pop-punk band is here to stay.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Feb 22, 2023

My first interaction with Paramore was in elementary school. My older cousin was obsessed with the music group and I was obsessed with my older cousin, so Paramore became the coolest...

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Review: The 4K restoration of ‘Suzhou River’ enhances a fleeting urban fairy tale

Strand Releasing’s 4K restoration of Lou Ye’s arthouse romance “Suzhou River” gives new life to a modern classic, while retaining the film's gritty essence. ‘Suzhou River’ began its theatrical run at Film Forum this Friday, Feb. 17.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer Feb 22, 2023

Director Lou Ye’s urban fairy tale “Suzhou River” (2000) captures a short-lived love affair amid the thick smog of ‘90s Shanghai. Neon-lit debauchery, underworld criminal...