BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 22, 2015
I was as stoked about the new Disney/Pixar film Inside Out coming out on Friday, June 19 as any 6-year-old in America. A movie, starring Amy Poehler, about feelings going on inside a preteen girl’s head? What could be better?
When I saw the movie with a few high school friends on Friday night (at 9:30, past the little-kid rush) I wasn’t disappointed. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 04, 2014
The Susan Sontag documentary we've all been anticipating will be available on HBO, HBOGO, and HBO ON DEMAND starting Monday December 8. Regarding Susan Sontag, directed by Nancy Kates, follows the feminist icon's personal life and career as she emerges as one of the most influential political critics, outspoken advocates for human rights, and all around badass women of the 20th century. Read More
Kate Lyn Sheil, an NYU Tisch alum, stars in a new film, The Heart Machine, that premiered at SXSW this year. The film follows the Internet relationship between Cody (John Gallagher Jr.) and Virginia (Sheil) as she completes a six-month trip in Berlin. The couple has never met physically and it has never affected their relationship. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 16, 2014
Lena Dunham is making a movie!
After the success of her recent collection of essays Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned', the 28-year-old director/actor/writer will be bringing one of her favorite childhood books to the big screen.
What book will it be? Catherine, Called Birdy, the Newbery Honor-winning young adult novel written by Karen Cushman, published in 1994.
"I'm going to adapt it and hopefully direct it," Dunham recently announced at The New Yorker Festival. Read More
on Oct 08, 2014
Dear White People is a satirical dramatic film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, written and directed by Justin Simien, inspired by his experience at college as an African American student.
He wrote the first draft in 2005 and made a movie trailer to promote the script, which earned major attention for the project. This attention led to crowd-sourced funding for the film through Indiegogo, exceeding the filmmaker's original goal of $25,000 and reaching $40,000 instead. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 31, 2014
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever. Literally. It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift.
Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch). Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 24, 2014
“Sarang” is the Korean word for “love.” It is also the name of the 3-month-old baby who died from malnutrition in 2010 while her parents were out on a 10 hour online gaming binge. The couple, a Mr. and Ms. Kim, spent 6-12 hours every day playing the online game Prius which, ironically, involves raising a virtual child named Anima. Unfortunately, Anima took precedent over Sarang, their real-world baby.
“The couple didn’t realize that the baby will starve to death. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 16, 2014
Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth has been my favorite movie since I was seven. For 14 years I’ve been an adamant fan of the dark children’s movie staring a young Jennifer Connelly and a not-quite-so-young David Bowie. I was entranced by the playful but undeniably sinister nature of the film and still to this day watch it at least once a week.
However, I also think that exposing me to this movie at a young and primitive age simultaneously deeply fucked up my relationships with men and also made me the passionate feminist I am today. Read More
on Jun 06, 2014
Opens today in theaters! The elevator pitch for Obvious Child is startlingly simple: Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian nursing a broken heart, has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger, gets knocked up, and has an abortion. The end. But the experience of watching the film is much more than the sum of its parts. Carrying the distinction of being one of the first ever pro-choice comedies, Obvious Child—which was a Sundance favorite—is also kind, brave, and exactly the sort of film you’d want to see with your BFFs. (Or even your mom, depending on how liberal she is. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 03, 2014
Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a shaggy-haired, chain-smoking, alcoholic divorced dad with a broken dream of running his own record label. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is a down-on-her-luck young New York émigré with a song in her heart and a battered past of her own. Begin Again is less about the new beginning these two lonely city dwellers find, and more about coming to terms with previous endings. Light on plot and heavy on stubbly Mark Ruffalo grins, Begin Again is perfect for a solo movie night. Read More