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Washington Square News

Four people in bright yellow, green, purple and red stand in a kitchen. The yellow person to the far left is holding a red chicken.

Review: ‘Chicken for Linda!’ is chaotically charming and delightfully delicious

The French animated film packs a surprisingly magnificent punch of touching and hilarious moments.
Gabriel Murray, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The relationship between a parent and child is never simple. There’s bickering, fighting and yelling, and two seconds later a reconciliation of “I love you, too.” The French,...

An illustration of a man with brown hair and a blue shirt wearing movie theater 3D glasses that say VERSUS across the lenses.

‘Free Time’ subverts any semblance of competent adulthood

I would call “Free Time” incompetence porn, but it’s not.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

Meek data analyst Drew (Colin Burgess) — determined to quit his job — stutters to his boss, “If I have to input more numbers into a little box, I-I’m going to have some...

A woman with a shocked expression and covered in blood crouches in front of a door. She’s staring at someone lying on the floor out of frame with their feet exposed.

Review: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ is a sultry slasher that disappoints

Within the brawn and blood of New Mexico in the ’80s, Rose Glass’ romantic thriller precariously balances romance and violence against a quickly paced plot.
Eleanor Jacobs, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

While “Love Lies Bleeding” succeeds in establishing its mood and creating endearing characters, it misses the opportunity to expound on its victories in pursuit of adrenaline. Directed...

Harry and Adam, played by Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, stand in an elevator.

Review: ‘All of Us Strangers’ is a hauntingly bleak tale of grief and trauma

Featuring stellar performances and cinematography, Andrew Haigh’s latest film is a spiritual romance meant to be experienced, not enjoyed. “All of Us Strangers” is now showing in select theaters.
Juliana Guarracino, Culture Editor February 5, 2024

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “All of Us Strangers.” I am an avid believer that one of the best ways to watch a movie is to go in blind. Ideally, that...

An illustration of a purple teddy bear with a glowing red eye.

Review: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is classic nostalgia at its best

The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie adaptation gives us the same scares, laughs and fun the franchise did a decade ago.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

Let’s be honest here — there’s a reason you’re buying tickets to “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” In part, you’re buying them out of sheer curiosity, and hilarious disbelief,...

To the left of the photo there is someone wearing a blue shirt, looking down. Behind them there is a landscape with a blue sky, clouds, and hills.

Review: Joan Baez says goodbye her own way in new documentary

“Joan Baez I Am a Noise” follows the political activist and musician as she embarks on her farewell tour and looks back on her storied career.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Early on in “Joan Baez I Am a Noise,” the titular musician says “I always said I didn’t want to do a farewell tour, because people who say that always come back. But maybe...

Actor Paul Dano wearing a blue shirt and red headband sits in a brown desk chair. He is speaking into a red microphone while looking at two computer monitors. The image is from the film “Dumb Money.”

Review: ‘Dumb Money’ wages war on the wealthy through sensory overload

Craig Gillespie’s energetic new film begins by telling the story of the 2021 GameStop short squeeze, but ends with overconfident optimism.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer September 25, 2023

Gabe Plotkin, the millionaire hedge fund founder and chief information officer played by Seth Rogen, sits in his oceanfront mansion, preparing for a TV interview about his sinking...

A black and white illustration with a portrait of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the title ‘El Conde’ in pink lettering.

Review: ‘El Conde’ tells a chilling story of bloodthirst through absurd political satire

Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s film is screening at the Paris Theater until Sept. 22.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

A shadowy figure emerges from the screen, leaping across the cloudy skies. His silhouette, styled with a gothic cape and oversized collars, closely resembles that of the infamous...

Actresses Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott as characters Josie and P.J. in the film “Bottoms.” They are standing in an indoor basketball court.

Review: ‘Bottoms’ delivers punches and punchlines in its teen sex story

Director and NYU alum Emma Seligman ushers in a new era of queer media through this hilariously horny teen film.
Dani Biondi, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

The high school-teen-sex-comedy is a universally adored subgenre. Our infatuation with the caricatures and inflated archetypes that live within the genre allow us to see ourselves...

A doctor wearing a pair of black-framed glasses, a blue mask and scrubs.

Review: ‘De Humani Corporis Fabrica’ cuts deep into the human body

In their latest documentary feature, Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor bring viewers on a transformational journey of human anatomy. “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” is currently showing at the IFC Center. 
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

The intrusive lens of the micro camera burrows through cavernous organs and once unseen crevices of the human body in “De Humanis Corporis Fabrica.” First premiered at the...

An illustration of six identical female faces overlapping each other. The image has an orange hue and background, giving a tint of orange to each face.

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...

A woman with blonde hair wearing a white dress with wings while being held up by strings above two gravestones bearing the words “MOTHER” and “FATHER” on a stage with opened red curtains. Curled in a ball in front of the gravestones lies a man in a tan shirt and brown pants.z

Review: ‘Beau Is Afraid’ is only occasionally frightening

Ari Aster’s new film is a big departure from his previous horror films, as he ventures into a long odyssey of surrealist comedy.
Justin Martinez, Contributing Writer April 25, 2023

“Beau Is Afraid,” and there’s no doubt about it. What exactly Beau is afraid of, though, is a question that director Ari Aster seems less interested in answering than he...