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

Washington Square News

An illustration of three Oscar awards, with one placed further in front of the other two to create a triangle.

This year’s Oscars hit different

The 94th Academy Awards were a harrowing milestone for streaming services, an ultimate victory for “CODA” and the slap heard around the world. Also: a full list of winners.
JP Pak, Film & TV Editor March 29, 2022

On Sunday, 15.4 million viewers tuned in for one of the wildest nights in Oscars history. The night marked a historic rebound for the Academy, with the show drawing in a 30% bump...

A wide-angle photograph of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where the 2022 Academy Awards were held. Hundreds of guests fill the auditorium. In the foreground, two guests sit at a table wearing red carpet attire. In the background, the Oscars logo is shown on a screen mounted onto the stage.

NYU alums and faculty garner Oscar wins for ‘CODA,’ ‘Summer of Soul’

Clive Davis faculty Questlove won best documentary feature award with “Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” and NYU alum Ged Dickersin took home an Oscar for production work on best picture winner “Coda” at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor March 28, 2022

NYU alums and faculty won Oscars for best documentary feature and best picture and received nominations in multiple categories at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, evidence of...

An illustration of a man leaning against a cherry-red car. A woman sits in the driver’s seat. On the top left of the illustration are the words “Drive My Car” in a red cursive font.

Review: ‘Drive My Car’ is a winding and delicate rumination on loss and love

Best international feature winner “Drive My Car” is a profound film that deals with how people communicate.
Stephanie Wong, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

2021 was truly a fantastic year for Japanese filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, who released not one but two major films last year to critical acclaim. Both “Wheel of Fortune and...

An illustration of Ingrid, a porcelain doll and main character from the short film “Bestia.” She sits at a table smoking a cigarette and is wearing a red collared blouse. Below her is a teacup and other food items.

An overview of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts screening at IFC

Catch up with the animated shorts screening at the IFC Center before the Oscars.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Every year the Oscars’ novelty seems to diminish. This year is no exception, with the primary categories filled with familiar faces. Avoid this fatigue by checking out the short...

Actress Renate Reinsve from the film “The Worst Person in the World” stands on a balcony overlooking Oslo. She holds a cigarette.

Review: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ investigates the perpetual uncertainty of adulthood

Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s third tribute to Oslo, “The Worst Person in the World,” follows Julie as she navigates self-love, romance and the intersection of the two.
Lorena Campes, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Title sequences say a lot about a film. Marvel movies famously open with an intricate animation, while genre films, such as the romantic comedy, often opt for character montages...