All posts by Alec Newell

Alec Newell is currently pursuing his M.A. with the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. He received a B.A. in Historical Studies from Bard College in 2015. When not studying the history of 20th century British culture, he enjoys moonlighting as a critic of contemporary music, film, and all things both art and pop culture.

Review: Toni Erdmann puts one over on the Eurocrats

An unflattering view of European integration, a screwball comedy about a goofy dad.

/ March 1, 2017

Two sides of Lampedusa

The refugee crisis takes a back seat in Gianfranco Rosi's new documentary Fire At Sea.

/ November 21, 2016

She tells her own story

Paul Verhoeven's Elle is a dark comic take on the rape revenge film.

/ November 1, 2016