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

Washington Square News

A still of two people fighting with small swords in front of a group of people and aliens.

Review: ‘Dune: Part Two’ resonates now more than ever before

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” may be nearing its 60th anniversary, but Denis Villeneuve’s continuation of the 2021 film adaptation reinvigorates the epic sci-fi story.
Dani Biondi, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is a behemoth of a series, with six parts and — for some reason — 20 spin-off novels expanding the universe. Despite its extensive worldbuilding...

A person with blonde hair and a large beige overcoat leans against a concrete wall while conversing with a person standing next to them with brown hair and a black coat. Above them, a large neon red sign that reads “BAR” illuminates the snow on the ground in a red glow.

Review: Repression, obsession and murder intertwine in ‘Eileen’

Ottessa Moshfegh’s acclaimed novel moves to the screen in a sinister and striking adaptation.
Maggie Turner, Contributing Writer December 13, 2023

Director William Oldroyd’s newest film feels as if it was a vintage VHS tape plucked out of the corner of an antique shop, evoking a cold environment of Christmases past. However,...

A still from the animated TV show “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.” A person with blue and purple hair and outfit runs towards a white door with a purple star on it. They are pulling a person with orange hair and a blue jacket.

Review: ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ actually cuts deeper than the movie

The newest leg of the beloved “Scott Pilgrim” franchise has recast its story in the form of an animated series, which succeeds both without and in spite of its titular protagonist.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

Nineteen years, three iterations and seven evil exes since its initial conception, the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise continues with “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” an eight-installment...

An illustration of a silver and black laptop with an image of a prisoner wearing a mask in a dimly lit room.

Off the Radar: 6 minutes of masks and fascism in ‘The Fall’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Fall” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Jonathan Glazer’s short film “The Fall” depicts a spiraling descent into a macabre dimension of human barbarism and fascistic mob violence. Released in 2019, six years after...

An illustration of a man with red skin wearing a pair of goggles with the text “Ready Player One” printed on it.

‘Ready Player One’ is a cinematic masterpiece, actually

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” is often maligned as pure commercial noise by hoity-toity cinephiles. Despite the criticism, Spielberg’s love letter to the gaming community upholds the essence of fun action films in the face of pretentious cinema.
Andre Garcia, Contributing Writer March 31, 2023

Every decade has a defining film that taps precisely into the zeitgeist. For American audiences, the ’60s had “The Graduate,” the '70s had “Apocalypse Now” and the '80s...

Actors Kristen Cui, Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge in the film “Knock at the Cabin.” They are hiding behind a corner in a cabin and looking anxiously to the right.

Review: ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is an apocalyptic test of belief

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest continues a string of fascinating, mostly-solid thrillers.
Ethan Beck, Contributing Writer February 15, 2023

A new M. Night Shyamalan movie evokes many feelings these days. For years, he was the Spielberg-in-waiting, who built up his name and future with “The Sixth Sense,” a haunting...

An illustration of a white teacup with blue detailing sitting on bedsheets in front of a laptop. On the laptop screen is a woman, as seen in the film “Charulata.”

Off the Radar: ‘Charulata’ and the conflict between old and the new

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Charulata” is available to stream on Kanopy and HBO Max.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor February 10, 2023

Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who is most famous for his monumental “Apu Trilogy,” crafted one of cinema’s finest gems with 1964’s “Charulata.” The film deconstructs...

The Goldfinch, starring Ansel Elgort, was released in theaters September 13. (via Warner Bros)

‘The Goldfinch’ Paints an Incomplete Picture

The movie adaptation of Donna Tartt’s iconic novel is beautiful yet shallow.
Izzy Salas, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Donna Tartt’s epic novel “The Goldfinch” was adapted into a movie starring Ansel Elgort and directed by John Crowley, which premiered Sept. 13. The movie tells the story...

Overlooking Florence, Italy at night.

Looking In

Joyce Lee, Contributing Writer February 25, 2018
Adapting to a new country is a different process for everyone. However, leaving New York City’s bright lights is an extra challenge when many of NYU’s study abroad sites are situated in slower-paced locations.
The New York City skyline at sunset.

Looking Back

Maddie Howard, Sports Editor February 25, 2018
Adaptation is a double-edged sword. Moving back to New York City’s city bustle can be just as difficult as leaving the Big Apple.
Jefferson Reardon stars in Shakespeare in the Square’s production of Coriolanus.

Another Election Gone Awry

Michael Landes, Staff Writer November 14, 2016
The sheer impressiveness of the physicality in Shakespeare in the Square's adaptation of the classic "Coriolanus" makes it more than just good theater — it makes it an aching vindication of the feelings too often trapped inside ourselves.

French cooking made easy with ratatouille

March 25, 2014
Ratatouille is a traditional vegetable dish from the Provence region of France.