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Washington Square News

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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...

(Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Staff Recs: Spooky Season

WSN’s Arts Desk highlights some Halloween favorites.

In the spirit of ghouls, WSN’s Arts Desk has decided to put together a list of spooky recommendations worth diving into this Halloween weekend. From Nick Cave to the latest nerve-wracking...

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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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Deep Red, Chapter 2

In the concluding chapter of this whodunit, the prime suspect is brought to trial, but there may still be more to this mystery.
Matthew Davis, Contributing Writer April 16, 2020

Robert and Samantha Flier had been married for three days, no money for a real honeymoon. They had just been driving around the country, looking for a tiny escape before making...

Staff Illustration by Rachel Lee.

Deep Red, Chapter 1

Part one of a pulpy whodunit in the fictional town of Coleridge that brings a green detective to a rotten scene.
Matthew Davis, Voices Contributing Writer April 1, 2020

Coleridge is a small town. It used to be a factory town, and it felt in those days like the grandparents whose best stories are decades old. Now, it feels like the grandparent...

Parasite is a Korean movie that was released in the U.S. on October 11, 2019. 
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‘Parasite’: The Movie Experience of the Year

The Korean candidate for best foreign-language film and winner of the Palme d’Or is a landmark of cinematic achievement.
Alexandra Bentzien, Contributing Writer October 15, 2019

Bong Joon-ho’s "Parasite" is not for the polite, the critic with folded hands or the reserved, well-postured movie-goer who blinks regularly. This year’s Palme d’Or winner...

Scene from the film “Thoroughbreds” featuring Lily (Ana Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke).

‘Thoroughbreds’ is Delightfully Sinister

Tyler Stevens, Contributing Writer March 5, 2018
"Thoroughbreds" is “Heathers” meets David Fincher, proving to be a paralyzing and absolutely hilarious film at every turn.
Peter Dowlings film, Sacrifice, opens in NYC at the IFC on Friday, April 29.

‘Sacrifice’ Portrays The Evil of Patriarchal Societies

Dejarelle Gaines, Copy Chief April 28, 2016
"Sacrifice" tells the story of a surgeon who finds a young woman's body after moving into a new house.
“Midnight Special” is a new film revolving around a young boy who has magical powers.

Supernatural Thriller Falls Short

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer March 21, 2016
Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" is thrilling sci-fi film starring Michael Shannon as a father on the run with his son, who has magical powers.
Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s new film,  “The Tribe”, revolves around the lives of students in a deaf boarding school in Ukraine.

Beautiful and Bloody, ‘The Tribe’ is Brutal to Watch

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor March 4, 2016
"The Tribe" is the story of a bloody and brutal boarding school for the deaf in Ukraine.
The Witch, a film directed by Robert Eggers, opens in theaters this Friday, February 19.

‘The Witch’ Delivers as a Folktale and Horror Flick

Sydney Rappis, Contributing Writer February 18, 2016
New horror film "The Witch", directed by Robert Eggers centers on a 17th century Puritan family whose daughter is suspected of witchcraft.
Aja Naomi King stars in  Jose Nestor Marquez’s new film “ Reversions”, a Si-Fi thriller released on October 9th, 2015.

Relive your most joyful moments with “Reversion”

Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer October 7, 2015
"Reversion" shows the dark side of artificial intelligence when it comes to tampering with memories. Starring Aja Noami King of "How to Get Away with Murder," this psychological thriller is a guaranteed eye-opener.