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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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Daniella Nichinson

Daniella Nichinson, Arts Editor

Daniella is the co-Arts Editor and is studying Marketing and Creative Writing, but lately has gone through the utterly clichéd phase of life known as an “existential crisis.” In her mind, it is still the 1970s because Pink Floyd reigns supreme and Jack Nicholson is a heartthrob. When Daniella abandons the delusions of her own mind and returns back to 2018, she enjoys writing, playing tennis, and absorbing all the film and music she can find. Daniella loves a good chat, so strike up a conversation about the best Italian film, why “The Wall” is a better album than “Dark Side of the Moon,” or how Freud’s theories aren’t that far-fetched, and you won’t be disappointed.

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State Champs played an intimate and high energy show at White Eagle Hall.

State Champs Shake Up White Eagle Hall

Nicole Rosenthal, Contributing Writer September 12, 2017
State Champs brought the house down at White Eagle Hall, with six unique acts electrifying the audience.
I Do... Until I Dont follows three couples and their take on the arguably lifelong commitment of marriage.

“I Do…Until I Don’t” is Funny, But Transient

Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor September 6, 2017
"I Do... Until I Don't" attempts to solve the age-old conundrum of the value of monogamy.
Nothing says New York film classic like Woody Allen’s Manhattan, showcasing some of the city’s iconic views.

Essential New York Films to Appreciate New York

Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor September 5, 2017
Many, many films have captured the essential essence of New York City -- here are our choices of the ones that did it best.
Call Me by Your Name is a new film by Luca Guadagnino with high praise and award expectations.

The Reign of Indie Films This Fall

Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor August 28, 2017
As we wave goodbye to summer blockbusters, fall indies are gearing up to kick off the season with a bang and provide students with an escape from the mundanity of their textbooks.
Tommy Swerdlow as Tommy, TJ Bowen as TJ and Blake Heron as Blake chill in the car in “A Thousand Junkies.”

Tribeca 2017: ‘A Thousand Junkies’ is a Comedic Ode to Addiction

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "A Thousand Junkies" draws from the lives of those involved with the film to tell an honest and at times comedic story about addiction.
At the Radio City Music Hall on April 29, “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” played back-to-back in honor of the 45th anniversary.

Tribeca 2017: An Anniversary You Can’t Refuse

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
At a special anniversary screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" were screened back to back, followed by a conversation with the cast and crew, including Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro.
Dustin Hoffman participated in Tribeca Talks: Directors Series alongside Noah Baumbach to talk about filmmaking inspirations and techniques.

Tribeca 2017: Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach Tease and Talk Filmmaking

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
During the Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Dustin Hoffman interviewed indie auteur Noah Baumbach, where the two shared career stories and talked all things filmmaking.
Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman star in the classic film interpretation of Charles Webb’s novel, “The Graduate.” The 50th anniversary 4K restoration of the film premiered on Sunday.

‘The Graduate’ Restored in 4K for 50th Anniversary

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 26, 2017
In honor of the legendary film "The Graduate's" 50th anniversary, select theaters will show a 4K re-release of the critically-acclaimed classic.
Rob Brydon [Rob] and Steve Coogan [Steve] in Michael Winterbottoms “The Trip To Spain .”

Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Trip to Spain,’ Middle Age Is a Comedic Journey

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 26, 2017
English comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon adapt their popular TV show "The Trip" into film for the second time in this hilarious romp through Spain.
Retired New York City Police detective Frank Serpico at his cabin in the woods in Antonino DAmbrosios film Frank Serpcio.

Tribeca 2017: Documentary ‘Frank Serpico’ Lauds an Honest Cop

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 26, 2017
Antonino D'Ambrosio's new documentary "Frank Serpico" retells the story of the famous New York City cop in Serpico's own words, reinforcing the message that doing the right thing is always the right thing.
“Free Fire,” the explosive action-comedy by Ben Wheatley which parodies the classic era of gangster film in 1970s Boston, opens April 21.

‘Free Fire’ Is Coordinated Chaos

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
The deadly hilarious film "Free Fire" parodies an entire era of gangster movies with a veritable cannon's worth of impact and laughs.
Charlie Hunnam as the British explorer, Colonel Percy Fawcett, in the cinematic rendition of David Grann’s Amazonian epic, “The Lost City of Z.”

‘The Lost City of Z’ Revives the Historical Epic Film

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 13, 2017
The real-life tale of explorer Percy Fawcett was turned into a book and now, into a film that gives the man the proper honor he deserves, plus an engaging and fascinating movie to boot.
Katell Quillevere’s third feature film, Heal the Living, depicts the devastating affects of a car accident. The stunning juxtaposition of visuals portray the clashing of unrelated lives into one story.

Film ‘Heal the Living’ Weaves Stories of Loss and Chance

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Katell Quillevere's new film "Heal the Living" is a slow burn, and a carefully crafted examination of narratives of grief.
“Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock” highlights photographer Mick Rock, who captured famous shots of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, among others. The documentary  opens Friday, April 7 at the Metrograph at 7 Ludlow St.

New Doc Highlights the Man Who ‘Shot!’ Rock ‘n’ Roll

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 6, 2017
"Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock" puts the focus on one of the biggest names of rock you've never heard of — famed rock music photographer Mick Rock.
The Blur Between Netflix and Film

The Blur Between Netflix and Film

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 6, 2017
Netflix just bought the rights to Martin Scorsese's next gangster film, starring Robert De Niro — is this the beginning of the end for movie theaters?
Jon Nguyen captures artist and director David Lynch’s essence in his newest documentary, “David Lynch: The Art Life.” The film illustrates Lynch’s journey to success despite his dissatisfaction with his life.

‘The Art Life’ Illuminates David Lynch’s World

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer March 28, 2017
Jon Nguyen's new documentary on the prolific David Lynch traces one of the most mysterious, enigmatic directors back to his artistic roots — painting.
Hirokazu Kore-edas new film, After the Storm, depicts a mans struggle to reconnect with his ex-wife and son. The films main strength is its simplistic and subtle details that create a complex narrative of domestic life.

The Light Comes ‘After the Storm’

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer March 20, 2017
With a painstaking eye for simplicity and detail, Hirokazu Kore-eda's film "After the Storm" breaks down the life of an unexceptionally complex family into something striking and beautiful.
Lee Morgan, the legendary New York jazz trumpeter, poses with his wife and murderer, Helen More. The new documentary by Kasper Collin, “I Called Him Morgan,” retells the life of the musician.

Jazz Meets Murder in Documentary

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer March 20, 2017
Opening soon at the Film Society at Lincoln Center, "I Called Him Morgan" gives proper credit to one of the most tragically underrated jazz trumpeters, Morgan Lee, whose life was cut short at age 33 when his wife shot him during a show in the East Village.
“The Other Half,” directed by Joey Klein, will be released in theaters on Friday, March 10. The film reveals the difficulties of a relationship under mental illness.

Taste the Darker ‘Half’ of Relationships in New Film

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer March 9, 2017
"The Other Half" is a memorable feature film debut for director Joey Klein — especially considering he tackled the complex and all-too-human story of a couple struggling to deal with trauma.
With their series called Gimme Shelter: Hollywood North, Anthology Film Archives is trying to bring back tax shelter films.  These films are usually characterized as being incredibly realistic despite their low budgets.

Anthology Revives Tax Shelter Films

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer February 22, 2017
In its new series highlighting films made during the rush of production following Canada's revolutionary Cost Allowance Act, the Film Anthology Archives is showing "Blood Relatives," a murder mystery with grits and twists abound.
Kristi Jacobsons new documentary, Solitary, illustrates the uncomfortable reality of solitary confinement through the lives of prisoners at Virginias Red Onion State Prison.

A Devastating Look Into Isolation in “Solitary”

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer February 1, 2017
Kristi Jacobson's new documentary "Solitary" explores the lives of prisoners forced into isolation.
A film about Warren Buffett, “Becoming Warren Buffett,” shows various aspects of this billionaire’s life, from his rise in success to his underlying humility.

“Becoming Warren Buffett,” an Inspiring Story about an Inspiring Man

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer January 31, 2017
HBO's new documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett" takes a larger-than-life icon of our age and makes him into something almost unimaginable — human.
The Anthology Film Archives’ review of Dennis Hopper’s career will run from December 2nd to the 11th.

Anthology Honors the Legacy of Dennis Hopper

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
In a well-deserved honoring of actor David Hopper, Film Anthology Archives will be screening his films for just over a week - including the iconic "Blue Velvet."

Bobby Sands: 66 Days documents the story of a young Irishman who went on a hunger strike against the IRA.

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer November 28, 2016
The new documentary on the famed hunger-striker Bobby Sands gives a hauntingly human look at the Irish icon.
Ne Me Quitte Pas, a story about two men who ponder about life issues, will be released on this Friday, November 18th.

“Ne Me Quitte Pas” Is a Slow But Worthwhile Meditation on Life

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer November 18, 2016
"Ne Me Quitte Pas" offers comfort in its mundane observation of two cantankerous old men's lives.
A 1998 political satire, “Bulworth” was brought back to the big screen at the Metrograph Theater as the election draws near.

‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
"Bulworth" might have been released in 1998, but its political satire seems eerily familiar in the context of today's presidential race.