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The case for Charles Melton

As the 96th Academy Awards ceremony closes in, the exclusion of the “May December” star from this year's nominations is one of the most egregious snubs in the Academy’s history.
Mick Gaw and Stephanie Wong March 1, 2024

In a year of multimillion-dollar blockbusters and critically acclaimed arthouse films, supporting actors took center stage. Whether it was Ryan Gosling’s iconic performance as...

An illustration of the “Poor Things” protagonist, Bella Baxter, with a light purple film strip in the background. Bella is cut into pieces, with her brain outside of her body, and is running.

‘Poor Things’ argues to be human is to be monstrous

Subverting genre and reflecting the classics prior, “Poor Things” proposes what a modern monster movie should look like.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

In the popular discourse regarding “Poor Things,” audiences have repeatedly tried to categorize this label-rejecting film. A quick Google search finds “Poor Things” labeled...

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The lasting genius of ‘The Sopranos’ on its 25th anniversary

Even 25 years on, “waste management” has never been so entertaining.
Joseph Paladino, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

In January of 1999, America was introduced to a staple of Sunday night television for the next eight years as New Jersey mob boss — sorry, “waste management consultant” —...

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NYU Drama student takes on the New York City Marathon for a cause

Hanna Mandel balances school, acting and marathon training to support the March of Dimes, a charity with personal importance.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Hanna Mandel is a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying drama and, for the past several months, training for a daunting challenge: running the New York City Marathon...

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Off the Radar: ‘Bicycle Thieves’ blurs the lines between fiction and reality

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Bicycle Thieves” is available to stream on Max and Kanopy.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor September 15, 2023

Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica was one of the pioneers of neorealism — a style of cinema defined by on-location shooting, non-professional actors and unpolished cinematography,...

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Review: ‘The Five Devils’ stuns at some points and baffles at others

The fantasy drama is at times confusing, but ultimately a visually stunning and touching watch.
Saisha Kapoor, Contributing Writer April 27, 2023

Last May, Léa Mysius’ second feature film, “The Five Devils,'' screened at the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival and earned a five-minute standing...

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Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E5: Viking country

Waystar Royco goes to Norway for a deal, with middling results.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 25, 2023

The Roy siblings have spent the entirety of “Succession” either parroting their father, doing his dirty work for bits of praise or claiming to be a radical departure from him,...

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Review: Stop-motion animation in ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ emotionally captures life’s transience

Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s adaptation of the classic fairytale reaffirms why animation matters with a profound, heartful and incredibly moving narrative. The film is now playing at the IFC Center and available to stream on Netflix.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 12, 2022

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” is one of the most prolific animated films since 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” Directors Mark Gustafson — who is best known for his work...

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Q&A: Marjan Neshat on ‘Sandra’ and her Iranian identity

The Iranian actress discusses preparing for the one-woman play, and channeling her heritage while performing.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

A spotlight illuminated the Union Square’s Vineyard Theatre stage, revealing only an actress and a single chair. Marjan Neshat is the star of “Sandra,” a one-woman thriller...

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Review: Margaret Qualley shines bright in ‘Stars at Noon’

Esteemed French director Claire Denis’ latest film, “Stars at Noon,” was selected for the 60th New York Film Festival and released in theaters on Oct. 14. The film is now playing at select theaters across the city and in the Francesca Beale Theater at Lincoln Center for the festival through Oct. 27.
Olivia Olson, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

Sensory-based director Claire Denis has created a film that produces a humid heat palpable through the screen. Full of passion and peril, Denis’s film “Stars at Noon” presents...

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2 NYU Emmy winners discuss their work, awards and alma mater

Two winners of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards spoke with WSN to share their reactions to winning and how their time at NYU influenced their professional careers.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Ten NYU alumni were honored this year at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony — four of whom won Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Joshua “Domino” Schwartz and Susan Soon He...

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What to do this week: A bake sale for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: May 2-8.
The News Desk May 2, 2022

A bake sale in support of Ukraine 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn $1.50 per cookie Take part in the Jewish Student Union’s...