Review: Tisch photography highlights individuality at senior thesis exhibition

Through a series of photographs and interactive installations, the ground floor Gulf + Western Gallery and eighth floor gallery of the Tisch School of the Arts displays the sum of four years of study. Curated by adjunct professor Kalia Brooks, the work of each student is displayed in the form of several articles suspended from …

Netflix’s erotic thriller Miller’s Girl is a goofy mess — and a solid Jenna Ortega showcase

Photo: Zac Popik/Lionsgate No one here makes any sense, but it’s going to look great on Jenna’s showreel This piece on Miller’s Girl was originally published in connection with the film’s theatrical release. It has been updated and republished for the film’s arrival on Netflix. No matter how often the argument resurfaces, we aren’t really …

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley highlights Moomin’s anti-authoritarian streak

Image: Hyper Games/Raw Fury A short, slow adventure about getting inspiration from nature There are no rules in Moominvalley — or, at least, there aren’t supposed to be. No one can police the wondrous bounds of its nature and the creatures that call the harmonious landscape home. So when a self-appointed Park Keeper and his …

Netflix’s Baby Reindeer shapes a confessional into a dark thriller

Photo: Ed Miller/Netflix The trauma-to-miniseries pipeline for young TV stars remains strong, but it’s getting unnerving Baby Reindeer, now streaming on Netflix, has become a viral sensation in the week since its largely unheralded release, both in its native U.K. and beyond. It’s easy to understand why; this true story about a struggling comedian and …

Tales of Kenzera: Zau is a beautiful, devastating meditation on loss

Image: Surgent Studios/Electronic Arts Fast, challenging Metroidvania-style gameplay paired with a heartfelt story Loss is inevitable, and yet, knowing that makes it no less difficult. Grief is all but guaranteed to touch your life — to touch my life. And, most certainly, it already has. That assuredness — that we’ll all be touched by death …

Review: ‘Threads to the South’ explores Latin American identity through textile art

“The slow turn of the spinning wheel is what makes the thread perfect,” reads written narration from Elvira Espejo Ayca’s to a 17-minute-long video where she spins, winds and combs through cotton. “The quick spin of the spinning wheel is what makes the thread strong. Feeling things is what makes you a teacher.” The video …

Review: ‘Chelsea Hotel Portraits’ expertly reveals humanity in the Chelsea Hotel

The Chelsea Hotel could, at one point, have been a little bohemian city all on its own. Originally established as an apartment cooperative in 1884, the red-bricked 23rd Street dwelling was more than just a temporary stay for starry-eyed New York visitors — it was a creative refuge for the artists, writers, musicians and performers …

Pepper Grinder is a fast, fluid platformer you shouldn’t miss

Image: Ahr Ech/Devolver Digital It’s drillin’ time Pepper Grinder doesn’t need any words. There’s no need for dialogue or instructions because what this game entails is all in the name. Shipwrecked and with her treasure stolen, Pepper’s objective is clear: Grind — literally — her way through a pirate-plagued world to get back her prize. …

2024’s funniest comedy runs silent movies through a video game filter

Image: SRH Hundreds of Beavers brings silent slapstick back with a whole new modern flavor American comedy has strayed from the light of its ancestors. Gone are the days of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers, when jokes and visual surprises flew at a mile a minute and were matched by the cinematic …