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Guru Ramanathan

Guru Ramanathan, Under the Arch Managing Editor

Guru Ramanathan is a senior in Tisch majoring in Dramatic Writing. Born in India, but living in Boston for most of his life, he was initially very confused by the lack of Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City but grew to love Starbucks' hot chocolate. Guru lives and breathes film to the point where every other thing he says is probably a movie quote, and he was also a tennis and piano player for 10 years each. If you ever need to find him he will probably be writing something on the seventh floor of Bobst or the Dramatic Writing department’s half of the seventh floor in Tisch. Follow him on Instagram @i.am.gru and listen to his podcast, “The Passion Project.”

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Guru Ramanathan May 7, 2020

I didn’t expect myself to spend my entire college career in the WSN basement, but perhaps that’s a virtue of choosing to graduate early. While I’ve been fortunate enough...

Housing Guide 2020

Housing Guide 2020

Guru Ramanathan, Under the Arch Managing Editor Feb 20, 2020

Quantitative and Emotional: the Many Contradictions of Wayne Carino

Quantitative and Emotional: the Many Contradictions of Wayne Carino

The Wagner grad student and NYU Sustainability Fellow does what he calls “background work,” but has been instrumental in and out of NYU to provide environmental policy solutions for marginalized communities and developing countries.
Guru Ramanathan, Under the Arch Managing Editor Dec 5, 2019

When Wayne Carino enters the NYU Office of Sustainability, he barely says a word to anyone before sitting down to work. Within minutes of coming into the office, he immediately...

Go Digital Or Go Home

Go Digital Or Go Home

As the presence of online journalism continues to grow, we must strive to use all forms of digital storytelling to our advantage.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 8, 2019

There is more than one way to tell a story. In the age of digital resources, social media and streaming, it is imperative that this notion is not just begrudgingly acknowledged...

Niri (Lima Das) making her feature debut in “Aamis.” (via Metanormal Motion Pictures)

‘Aamis’ Team on Their Flesh-Eating Romance at Tribeca

WSN sat down with the director, lead actress, producer and composers of the Assamese film.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 6, 2019

For all the surprises it holds, “Aamis,” writer and director Bhaskar Hazarika’s latest film, looks regrettably generic at first glance. A married clinician named Nirmali...

Erturk graduated from Tisch in 2016 and premiered his feature film debut at Tribeca. (via Cenk Erturk)

Tisch MFA Alum Cenk Ertürk’s Journey to Tribeca

WSN sits down with Tisch MFA alum Cenk Ertürk to talk about “Noah Land,” his feature debut at Tribeca.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 2, 2019

When Turkish immigrant Cenk Ertürk first set foot in the United States, he came with a dream of being a filmmaker despite having no formal education in the craft. Little did he...

A poster for the Lizzie McGuire Movie. (via wikimedia commons)

Staff Recs: Best Disney Channel Original Movies

We’ve talked about some of our favorite childhood Disney series, but let’s not forget how one of our favorite channels was churning out classic T.V. movies at this time as well.
We’ve talked about some of our favorite childhood Disney series, but let’s not forget how one of our favorite channels was churning out classic T.V. movies at this time as well.
The movie poster for Moonlight, an A24 film. (via A24)

Unpopular Opinion: A24 Films

Before you watch “Under the Silver Lake,” let’s revisit past A24 films and break down if they’re really as good as Tisch kids say they are.

Over the past few years, indie film studio A24 has taken over the independent movie zeitgeist, and certainly captured the love of the NYU community to the point where everyone...

Book cover of Its Kind of a Funny Story. (via Hyperion)

Unpopular Opinions: Young Adult Novels

The Arts Desk gives some fresh takes on novels for younger audiences.
Guru Ramanathan, Dante Sacco, and Alex Cullina Apr 9, 2019

A new young adult novel adaptation, “After,” hits theaters this weekend, and for once it’s not based on a book by John Green or Nicholas Sparks. But instead of needlessly...

Arts Issue | Spring 2019

Arts Issue | Spring 2019

Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Apr 3, 2019

(On the left side, top to bottom) Fish Night, Beyond the Aquila Rift, Alternate Histories, (The right side, top to bottom), When the Yogurt Took Over, Three Robots, Zima Blue.(Courtesy of Netflix)

‘Love, Death & Robots’ Is Good, Great and Forgettable

From farmers fighting aliens in mech suits to a cup of yogurt taking over the world, the new Netflix anthology series can be an emotional rollercoaster.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Apr 1, 2019

David Fincher helped bring Netflix’s popularity to new heights with the critically acclaimed “House of Cards,” one of the streaming service’s first big hits. He came back...

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Unpopular Opinions: Animal Characters

No animals were harmed in the making of this list.
Guru Ramanathan, Dante Sacco, and Alex Cullina Mar 26, 2019

The live-action “Dumbo” remake comes out this week, and it got the Arts Desk thinking about the countless animal characters that have graced the silver screen, especially in...

Anupam Kher as Oberoi in director Anthony Maras Hotel Mumbai, a Bleecker Street release. (Courtesy of Mark Rogers / Bleecker Street)

Anupam Kher on Tragedy and Compassion in ‘Hotel Mumbai’

The acclaimed Bollywood thespian spoke with WSN about playing a real-life character in his new film.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Mar 25, 2019

Eleven years ago, the Indian metropolis of Mumbai was brought under siege by Pakistani terrorists in a deadly attack. A popular restaurant, two hospitals and the Taj Mahal Palace...

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in the German drama “Transit”. (Courtesy of Music Box Films)

‘Transit’ Is a Bumpy Ride That Still Bores

Officially selected for the New York Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, the German film is a fascinating character drama that is let down by a poor script.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Mar 4, 2019

Like its title suggests, “Transit” is mobile, unable to find solace in any one mood, setting or genre, oscillating back and forth between being an interesting character drama,...

A still of Pete Holmes, from the HBO show Crashing. (Courtesy of Craig Blankenhorn)

Pete Holmes Talks ‘Crashing’ and Comedic Identity

Comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and producer Peter Holmes spoke with WSN about the new season of his HBO show “Crashing” and gave his thoughts on modern comedy.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Feb 25, 2019

For Pete Holmes, the essence of comedy is truth. This is perhaps why he incorporated several real-life events, like how his ex-wife’s infidelity led him to pursue comedy, into...

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th oscars. (via Youtube)

Unpopular Opinions: Oscar Hosts

The Arts Desk is tired of giving hot takes on snubs and surprises and have decided to critique a different aspect of awards shows: the hosts!

Well, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to forgo a host for this year’s Oscars, so what better way to ignore such a boring move than to celebrate the art...

Unpopular Opinions: Romantic Comedy Protagonists

Unpopular Opinions: Romantic Comedy Protagonists

Valentine's Day is coming up and the Arts Desk cannot wait! Thus, they’ve decided to critically analyze rom-coms in anticipation of the big day.

People generally tend to fall on two extremes with romantic comedies: they either desperately want to love them or they consider the plots just too cheesy to be appreciated. A...

Danny DeVito in M&Ms Super Bowl commercial. (via Facebook)

Unpopular Opinions: Super Bowl Commercials

In which the Arts Desk gives hot takes on what is the most important of the big game, anyway.

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched TV broadcasts every year, but there is more than one reason hordes of fans tune in to watch teams lose to the Patriots year after year....

Jefferson Mays as Dr. George Hodel in “I Am The Night.” (Photo by Clay Enos, Courtesy of TNT)

Tony Winner Talks ‘I Am The Night’

WSN sits down with actor Jefferson Mays to talk about his role in TNT’s new limited series “I Am the Night,” co-starring Chris Pine.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Feb 4, 2019

Jefferson Mays has been a storyteller his whole life. In his childhood, his family did not have a television set, so he and his parents would read books out loud to each other...

Chris Pine as reporter Jay Singletary in I AM THE NIGHT. Photo courtesy of TNT

‘I Am The Night’ Is A Few Steps Short of Success

TNT’s new neo-noir limited series is based off a fascinating true story, but isn’t the home run many hoped it would be in its first episode.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Jan 30, 2019

Murder, mystery and conspiracies — all juicy elements that are necessary to concoct a pulpy noir. From film classics like “Double Indemnity” to contemporary series such...

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Unpopular Opinions: ‘Black Mirror’

The first spring 2019 edition of one of the Arts Desk’s acclaimed weekly series deals out hot takes on Netflix’s Emmy-winning sci-fi series.

Technology in the 21st century: what’s not to love? From smartphones and supercomputers to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, technology has radically altered our way...

Karen (Anne Hathaway) brings turbulent tides to Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) as his past resurfaces in Serenity. (Courtesy of Aviron Pictures)

‘Serenity’ Sunk by a Ludicrous Script

The Matthew McConaughey-Anne Hathaway starrer starts off as a fishing neo-noir and derails halfway through into a clumsy, existential thriller.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Jan 29, 2019

Oscar-nominated director Steven Knight’s new film “Serenity” is a confounding experience, but not because it challenges the viewer on some profound, artistic level. From...

Concept Art by Lee Milby from the advanced short film Cow-Boy, a drama about fraternity hazing (Courtesy of Bronson Aznavorian).

Funding Your Cinematic Dream

Tisch Film & TV seniors discuss crowdfunding thousands of dollars for their advanced short films.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Jan 28, 2019

“The very fact that a movie gets made is a miracle,” the Chief Operating Officer of FilmNation Entertainment said to Tisch Film & TV senior Bronson Aznavorian during his...

Tom Schilling as painter Kurt Barnet. (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

‘Never Look Away’ Paints an Expansive Portrait of Germany’s Art History

The celebrated German film finally expands into wide release in the United States on the heels of being nominated for two Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Jan 24, 2019

After watching his 188-minute period epic “Never Look Away” — loosely based on the life of German artist Gerhard Richter — two things became clear about German filmmaker...

Yakuts carrying wooly mammoth tusks on the New Siberian Islands. Courtesy of KimStim.

Sundance Documentary Winner ‘Genesis 2.0’ Hits IFC Center

A look into the making of Christian Frei’s documentary, which follows hunters in their search for dead wooly mammoths and scientists working to clone them.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor Jan 3, 2019

Every summer dozens of Yakutian men leave their homes to trek the remote New Siberian Islands in search of a unique treasure: wooly mammoth tusks. They desperately hack at the...

Yalitza Aparicio and Marco Graf in a scene from Roma. (Courtesy of Netflix)

‘Roma’ Is Human — Simultaneously Moving and Frustrating

The 2018 Mexican Oscar entry is Alfonso Cuarón’s first film since winning an Oscar for directing “Gravity.”
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Dec 3, 2018
The 2018 Mexican Oscar entry is Alfonso Cuarón’s first film since winning an Oscar for directing “Gravity.”
Will Ferrell as Buddy in Elf, a classic Christmas film that promises to deliver laughs and holiday spirit year after year. (via facebook.com)

Staff Recs: Best Holiday Films

As November comes to an end and we recover from the pounds of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce consumed at Thanksgiving, the holiday season begins to close in. Whether...

Unpopular Opinions: Actors

Unpopular Opinions: Actors

Hot takes on Hollywood Hall-of-Famers.
A scene from the Palm dOr-winning film Shoplifters. (via facebook.com)

Cannes Favorite ‘Shoplifters’ Arrives at IFC Center

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and should be your next stop at the IFC Center.
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Nov 26, 2018
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and should be your next stop at the IFC Center.
Viola Davis as the grieving Veronica Rawlings in heist thriller Widows. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

‘Widows’ Ranks Among the Best Heist Films

The follow up to his Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave,” co-writer and director Steve McQueen returns with an arthouse heist thriller with the ensemble of the century
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Nov 18, 2018
The follow up to his Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave,” co-writer and director Steve McQueen returns with an arthouse heist thriller with the ensemble of the century
The cast of A Fish Called Wanda. (via flickr.com)

Staff Recs: Best Film Ensembles

Every so often, a movie ensemble absolutely blows audiences away and makes us ask ourselves, “How can one movie could contain so much talent and power?”
Every so often, a movie ensemble absolutely blows audiences away and makes us ask ourselves, “How can one movie could contain so much talent and power?”
Wyatt Russell in Overlord. (via facebook.com)

‘Overlord’ Is an Amazing WWII B-Movie That Offers Zombies Too

Though advertised as a generic zombie flick, the J.J. Abrams-produced film is secretly a stellar World War II action-thriller flying under the radar.
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Nov 12, 2018
Though advertised as a generic zombie flick, the J.J. Abrams-produced film is secretly a stellar World War II action-thriller flying under the radar.
From left to right, clockwise: “Lush” by Snail Mail, “Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, “Magic Potion” by The Black Keys and “Collection” by Soccer Mommy. (via spotify.com)

Staff Recs: Best Albums for Fall

“Lush” by Snail Mail Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor I am not going to lie: I fell in love with the album “Lush” when I discovered Snail Mail early last spring. I was lucky...

Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet. (via twitter.com)

Staff Recs: Best Villains

Get your watch queue ready for the baddest villains of them all.
Get your watch queue ready for the baddest villains of them all.
Unpopular Opinions: Supernatural Villains

Unpopular Opinions: Supernatural Villains

This week we’re getting spooky niche with our unpopular opinions and taking a look at supernatural villains!

The spookiest day of the year is upon us: Halloween. All the ghosts and goblins come to play on this night of tricks and treats. Halloween is a pop culture phenomenon — the basis...

A promotional poster for the third season of Daredevil. (via Facebook.com)

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Is the Perfect Action Noir

Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Oct 29, 2018
The latest season of "Daredevil" provides more over-the-top action and subtle drama than fans could have hoped for.
Shevaun Mizrahi, an NYU Master of Fine Arts graduate, spent six years filming her upcoming documentary “Distant Constellation” at a retirement home in Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of Shevaun Mizrahi)

The Six Years Behind a Tisch Grad’s Debut Film

Over a six-year process, Shevaun Mizrahi crafted a continuing emotional narrative in her debut film.
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Oct 29, 2018
Over a six-year process, Shevaun Mizrahi crafted a continuing emotional narrative in her debut film.
John Travolta and Uma Thurman in a scene from Pulp Fiction, which boasts one of the most iconic soundtracks in cinema history. (via facebook.com)

Staff Recs: Best Movie Soundtracks and Scores

The release of "Mid90s" has reminded audiences of the importance of a great soundtrack. Check out WSN's top picks for best movie soundtracks and scores.
Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez

Unpopular Opinions: Albums

Think you have a hot take on an underrated or overrated record? See how it holds up against WSN's picks in Unpopular Opinions: Albums edition.
Faraday Okoro winning $1 million grant at Tribeca Film Festival. (via facebook.com)

The Million Dollar Story of Faraday Okoro

Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Oct 22, 2018
WSN talks to NYU MFA grad Faraday Okoro, inaugural winner of the AT&T and Tribeca Film Institute's "Untold Stories" prize, about his debut film "Nigerian Prince."
Masked serial killer Michael Meyers in Halloween. (via facebook.com)

Staff Recs: Scariest Horror Movies

Halloween is creeping up, so here are our picks for Scariest Horror Movies to terrify you on a dark, lonely night.
Unpopular Opinions: 20th Century Authors

Unpopular Opinions: 20th Century Authors

The 20th century birthed a plethora of renowned authors, some overrated and some underrated. This week, the Arts Desk tackles Unpopular Opinions: 20th Century Authors.
Behind the Scenes With the NYU Mixtapes Preparing for Concert

Behind the Scenes With the NYU Mixtapes Preparing for Concert

Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor Oct 12, 2018

The Mixtapes are one of NYU’s most popular a capella groups, currently led by Musical Director Sam Dhanraj, a senior in Steinhardt. They recently released their first single...

Greta Gerwig and Sam Levy on the set of Lady Bird. (Courtesy of A24)

Staff Recs: Best Actors-Turned-Directors

With Bradley Cooper being the latest actor to try his hand at directing, here are our top picks for best actors turned directors.
(photographs by Katie Peurrung)

Hammerkatz

Sketches, Not Skits!
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Oct 11, 2018

An extravagant businessman walks into a classroom to meet with his son’s elementary school teacher. The father is horrified to find out that his son has been flinging poop at...

Unpopular Opinions: Directors

Unpopular Opinions: Directors

Not all directors are created equal. Here are our thoughts on some underrated and overrated filmmakers.
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly in Chicago.

Staff Recs: Hollywood Movie Musicals

Celebrate the premiere of "A Star Is Born" with our personal picks for the best movie musicals.
Nina performing stand up

Tisch Alum Makes Her Debut With Hidden Gem ‘All About Nina’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a magnetic performance as a damaged stand-up comedian.
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Oct 2, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a magnetic performance as a damaged stand-up comedian.
Unpopular Opinions: Film & TV Protagonists

Unpopular Opinions: Film & TV Protagonists

Main characters we love to hate.

When it comes to central characters in film and TV, viewers can quickly develop deep, unshakable convictions. Everyone hates Joffrey. Everyone loves Daenerys. But what if you think...

Members of boy group *NSYNC.

Staff Recs: Best Early 2000s Jams

Unabashedly indulge your bedazzled former self and rock out to these early 2000s hits.
Unpopular Opinions: Cinematic Classics

Unpopular Opinions: Cinematic Classics

Don't be shy about hating some of these classic films.
Still from the film The Last Suit.

Friendship Is Everlasting in ‘The Last Suit’

Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Sep 24, 2018
The beauty of friendship shines a warm light the daunting journey of a Jewish Holocaust survivor in "The Last Suit"
 Kali Uchis and Tyler, The Creator in the Perfect music video.

Staff Recs: Best Songs To Fall In Love To

Fall is the season when everyone wants to find in love — here are the best songs to indulge your inner romantic.
Fall is the season when everyone wants to find in love — here are the best songs to indulge your inner romantic.
Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey in White Boy Rick.

‘White Boy Rick’ Misfires

"White Boy Rick" delivers a scene-stealing performance by Matthew McConaughey, but fails to impress everywhere else.
Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor Sep 17, 2018
"White Boy Rick" delivers a scene-stealing performance by Matthew McConaughey, but fails to impress everywhere else.
Screenshots from some of the shows mentioned. From left to right: Alex Strangelove, Mudbound, Ozark, Nailed It! and Sacred Games.

Staff Recs: Best Netflix Originals

Netflix is the future of cinema and here's why.
Netflix is the future of cinema and here's why.
Catherine Devine, a sophomore in CAS, dancing.

Fighting for Legitimacy, Ballerinas Resort to Rented Basements

Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor Sep 10, 2018
WSN speaks to Camille Barbin and Catherine Devine, the faces behind the university's first ballet company, the NYU Ballet Collective.
 Mia Goth and Dakota Johnson in a scene from Suspiria.

Staff Recs: Our Most Anticipated Films of Fall 2018

Many of this fall's film releases are highly anticipated, but these are the ones we're looking forward to the most.
This fall's film releases are highly anticipated, but these are the ones we're looking forward to the most.
MoviePass recently overhauled its subscription service, upsetting some users.

MoviePass Failed but New Services Are on the Horizon

MoviePass gave us more than just a great bargain — it revived the moviegoing experience.
Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor Sep 6, 2018
MoviePass gave us more than just a great bargain — it revived the moviegoing experience.
Tessa Thompson as Detroit in Sorry to Both You.

Best of Summer Film

Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor Aug 26, 2018
As summer winds down, relive some of the season's best and most memorable films.
Liv Hill in Jellyfish.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Apr 30, 2018
If one were to judge James Gardner’s film “Jellyfish” on its synopsis, their initial assumptions may deceive them.
John Krasinksi in A Quiet Place.

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

In honor of "A Quiet Place" getting a sequel and "Get Out" winning an Oscar, WSN has compiled a list of the most intelligent horror films for your viewing pleasure.
Zahraa Aldoujaili and Yara Aliadotter in Amateurs.

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Apr 26, 2018
"Amateurs" tap into the heart of what makes filmmaking so special, as well as the struggles of the craft itself.
Poster for Duck Butter, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this past week.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Duck Butter’ Is Experimental Intimacy

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Apr 24, 2018
Miguel Arteta’s dramedy “Duck Butter” is bold, beautiful and absurd.
 Over 200,000 rape kits remain untested in the U. S.

Untested Rape Kits Exposed in ‘I Am Evidence’

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Apr 17, 2018
“I Am Evidence" explores the horrifying reality that there are over 200 thousand and counting untested rape kits in the United States.
Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Apr 4, 2018
The 90th Academy Awards was meant to be an extraordinary event for various reasons. Film in 2017 seemed to represent the gradual shift in America’s culture.
Heather (Zoë Kravitz) at a karaoke bar in Aaron Katzs GEMINI.

‘Gemini’ Is a Sexy Yet Surface Neo-Noir

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Mar 29, 2018
Aaron Katz’s newest film “Gemini” boasts a glossy visual aesthetic and strong performances from Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke.
Marion Cotillard stars in Arnaud Desplechin’s new film “Ismael’s Ghosts.

The Ambitious and Ambiguous ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Mar 26, 2018
Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts” is a harrowing tale of loss and filmmaking. It opened Friday, March 23 at Quad Cinema.
Richard Levine’s Submission, starring Stanley Tucci, explores the topic of sexual harassment on college campuses.

Tucci Shines But ‘Submission’ Falls Flat

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Mar 7, 2018
In his newest film “Submission,” writer and director Richard Levine’s tries to explore the topic of sexual harassment on college campuses.
A scene from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin.

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2018
If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

Miraculously restored from the original cut of film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc” tells the story of the fabled warrior Joan in her last hours.

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Nov 29, 2017
The classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" has been brought back to life at the Film Forum.
Theater release  for Louis C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” was cancelled all across the country after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Life Imitates Art in ‘I Love You, Daddy’

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Nov 13, 2017
Louis C.K.'s new film "I Love You, Daddy" is seen in new light with recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

“Destination Unknown” tells the story of holocaust survivors as they try to find the light in a world filled with darkness. The film hits screens Nov. 10th.

A Powerful Portrait of the Holocaust

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Nov 8, 2017
Claire Ferguson takes a new approach at examining the Holocaust in her new documentary "Destination Unknown."
“Thelma” follows the character of Eili Harboe as she experiences the supernatural.

Supernatural Lesbian Film Thrills

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Nov 6, 2017
"Thelma" is a Norwegian supernatural thriller that delves into sexuality, religion and the supernatural.

“My Friend Dahmer” follows the story of main character Jeffrey Dahmer in his late high school years and the events that eventually led him to become a serial killer. It is set to hit theaters on Nov. 3rd.

Ross Lynch Trades Disney For Dahmer

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Oct 30, 2017
Ross Lynch transforms into one of America's most famous serial killers in Marc Meyers' newest film, "My Friend Dahmer."
Félicité is a free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident and in order to raise money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa – a world of music and dreams.

‘Félicité’ is a Musical Beauty

Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer Oct 23, 2017
"Félicité," Senegal's submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, tells a poignant story of motherhood, music and the struggle for equality.
“Victoria & Abdul” is a comedy-drama film based on real life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

‘Victoria & Abdul’ Lacks Depth

Guru Ramanathan, Contributing Writer Sep 18, 2017
"Victoria & Abdul" is a period drama like no other; exploring the platonic relationship between two unlike characters with glimpses of humor.
Dayveon explores the life of gangsters with the aim of being a coming of age story.

‘Dayveon’ Shows Promise, But Lacks Strength in Its Characters

Guru Ramanathan, Contributing Writer Sep 12, 2017
"Dayveon," written, produced, directed (and everything else) by debut filmmaker Amman Abbasi, is a coming-of-age gangster film about innocence and loss.

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