September 13, 2013 - 9:17pm
Michael Dowse's 'The F Word,' starring Daniel Radcliffe, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The romantic comedy doesn't transform the genre, but it offers a good time.

The F Word, directed by Michael Dowse, is a teenage romantic comedy set in Toronto starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. An amalgamation of earlier films in the genre, The F Word is a love letter to romance and the city. What it lacks in innovation it makes up for in wit and charm.

September 13, 2013 - 9:13pm
Denis Villeneuve's 'Prisoners' changes the meaning of child abduction movies and pushes the detective genre. The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Prisoners is a perfect film for drama-loving masochists. Grief and injustice dominate the plot as a crude reminder that bad things happen to good people, but the film does so in a way where you cannot blink, let alone go to the bathroom, until the end.

The trailer was an unfortunate false advertisement of the film. It gives little justice to the intellectual thriller of fist-clenching tension, which kept the theater jumping at every unexpected turn.

In other words, be prepared to flinch.

March 18, 2013 - 7:41pm
In 'We Were Quiet Once,' a community grapples with the aftershocks of a tragedy that unfolded right in their backyard.

Somerset County is a quiet, small community located in southwest Pennsylvania. It was relatively unknown to the world until the events on September 11, 2001, when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into an open field in the community. Hijacked by terrorists, the plane was reportedly headed to Washington, D.C., but passengers fought to take back to the aircraft, ultimately crashing and killing all 44 passengers on board.

February 21, 2013 - 4:50pm
Staff writer Stephanie Diehl lists her picks for the major categories at this year's Academy Awards.

With the Academy Awards on Sunday, the film industry is abuzz with guesses about who will take home the coveted trophies. Here are some NewsHouse staff predictions for the night's biggest categories:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams: The Master

Sally Field: Lincoln

Anne Hathaway: Les Miserables

Helen Hunt: The Sessions

February 13, 2013 - 11:46am
Arts Journalists pick some of their favorite art representing notions of romantic love.

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie

Happy Valentine's Day from

October 17, 2012 - 10:50pm
The DreamWorks CEO and co-founder muses on media distribution, film innovation and success at the USA Today CEO Forum.

Once all the seats in the Hergenhan Auditorium were filled, the enormous level of interest in USA Today’s CEO Forum was apparent when students unsuccessfully attempted to sit on the aisle stairs to view the session.

October 12, 2012 - 1:46pm
Piterbarg's directorial debut is a tense, engaging exploration of identity.

From the black of the first frame, there is a hum as the patient reveal of buzzing honeybees culminates with the replacement of a hive queen. The placidity and the sound build an anxiety in this opening sequence that sets the tone for the film. Someone is going to get stung.

In Everybody Has a Plan first time director Ana Piterbarg creates an engaging, swampy-noir thriller that balances an unhurried pace with a quickly unraveling lie.

October 9, 2012 - 11:54pm
Preview: The Syracuse International Film Festival to screen local and international films in various city locations.

Featuring the central New York premiere of a variety of films from all around the world, the ninth annual Syracuse International Film Festival will deliver four days of cinema bliss for casual movie lovers and film aficionados alike.

September 20, 2012 - 9:30pm
Review: The indie-comedy about dueling a capella groups is more true to life than you'd think.

Pitch Perfect has, somehow, become one of the fall’s most anticipated movies.

October 28, 2011 - 11:18am
The NewsHouse delivers a Halloween treat with this original horror movie set after hours in some of campus' darkest corridors.

Happy Halloween from The NewsHouse

Halloween is upon us, and what better way to spend a lazy afternoon than curled up on the couch with warm apple cider and popcorn to watch some of the greatest Halloween movies and TV shows of all time.

So, we compiled a list of our favorites –- the good, bad and downright corny –- and used them as inspiration to create our own Halloween film.