Kaylee DeFreitas, Deputy Managing Editor
All content by Kaylee DeFreitas
Sometimes when the outside world becomes too much, a good movie is the best form of escapism.
September 24, 2020
Judd Apatow talks to WSN about grief, heroism and his new film, “The King of Staten Island.”
June 11, 2020
Annie Silverstein’s intimate narrative brings intense realism and powerful performances that make the film worth watching.
May 4, 2020
Even though New York is on pause, that doesn’t mean you still can’t support your favorite local bookstore or movie theater from home.
March 23, 2020
Yet another film festival has fallen to the coronavirus pandemic. Tribeca Film Festival, which normally runs during the month of April in New York City, announced its decision to postpone.
March 13, 2020
Oscar-nominated director and writer Benh Zeitlin returns with his second feature film “Wendy,” a new take on the classic “Peter Pan.”
March 2, 2020
The Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay Winner is a stunning portrayal of love through the gaze of an artist.
February 18, 2020
The Arts Desk recommends the best films, music and galleries for you to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
February 14, 2020
A Georgian coming-of-age story that uses dance as a way to communicate words left unsaid.
February 10, 2020
Russia’s Oscar entry for Best International Feature focuses on the bond between two women as they try to seek ways to heal from the traumas of war.
February 3, 2020
Sustainability can be hard, but have no fear: with these six easy steps you will be on your way to achieving your green goals in no time.
December 5, 2019
The new film about children’s television icon Mr. Rogers is a touching tribute to how one man’s kindness helped shape the life of someone in need.
November 25, 2019
Scrambling to put together a last-minute Halloween costume? The Arts Desk has you covered with these costumes based on characters from some of our favorite movies.
October 25, 2019
Taika Waititi’s latest film satirizes the Third Reich with comedy and heart, but lacks the teeth to say anything truly profound.
October 20, 2019
Ashley Jane Lewis has made great strides in the new media art world, and she doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.
October 17, 2019
“Hustlers,” featuring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, tells the unbelievable true story of a group of strippers-turned-criminal-masterminds who take on Wall Street. Originally featured in New York Magazine, their story has now hit the big screen in a film full of female empowerment.
September 16, 2019
Some things are fun to touch, and some things aren’t — it’s not too complicated. Let our staff tell you why.
September 11, 2019
The Arts Desk weighs in on some underrated hotties in the entertainment industry.
September 10, 2019
It would appear that Netflix is beginning to make the full commitment to film distribution by appeasing critics. Is this change due to the big-name stars or is there another reason?
September 3, 2019
The documentary focuses on Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, who built his own archives throughout his career.
May 3, 2019
The new documentary — which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival — is the first film to tell the story of the auto executive’s involvement in a multi-million dollar cocaine smuggling scandal.
May 1, 2019
At age 19, Tisch first-year Phillip Youmans is the youngest director in history to have a feature film premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
April 29, 2019
Julianne Moore shines in the quirky romance ‘Gloria Bell,’ a remake of an Oscar-nominated Chilean film.
March 4, 2019
This new play featuring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston hopes to find the same success it had on the West End on Broadway.
December 3, 2018
Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe has been receiving critical acclaim ever since the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.
November 20, 2018
Based on a true story, the Oscar hopeful is one of two dramas this year that focuses on gay conversion therapy.
November 5, 2018
Rachel Fadem, Features Editor • May 17, 2022
Disability rights activist Judith Heumann will speak about the importance of political action and advocacy during a combined graduation ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 18.