Dante A. Ciampaglia
Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 17 Articles

The Critical Untimeliness of Ultimate Prince | 1 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

A look at the Ultimate Prince that almost never was, the two Prince fans caught up in this final Warner Bros. project, and the prince of the SuperBowl XLI halftime show who may, ultimately, save the record.

Born in the U.S.A. | 6 Apr 2006 // 8:00 PM

You don't need to be a Springsteen fan to have heard the song or seen the video and know what's happening in it, making Himes's unsubstantial analysis of the song a waste of a page and a half. Himes's bio states he won a 2002 ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for Music Feature Writing -- you'd never guess it by such academic, overstated passages.


Inventing Is Art, But the Inventor Is Not Always an Artist | 14 Mar 2006 // 4:00 PM

Thomas Edison, a cinematic artist? Probably not. But according to our resident film historian, his place in the annals of motion pictures -- and their technology -- is secure.

F is for Film; F is for Fraud | 14 Feb 2006 // 4:00 PM

Trying to determine why classic films are turning up with greater frequency on his yearly lists, The Lumierenary has discovered a startling truth about Hollywood: the remake has ruined it.


Breakfast of the Gods Book One | 27 Mar 2007 // 6:00 PM

Who doesn't remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and seeing commercials for how Cap'n Crunch was abducted by the Soggies and you -- yes, you! -- were the only one who could save him?

Catching Lucifers Lunch | 6 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM

The Mays Brothers never root the reader in any sort of identification, rendering the aesthetic pleasure a mere superficiality.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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