Thursday, October 28 2010
This year's organizers offered a reinvigorated idea of what the New York Film Festival can be: elite and cerebral, topically, tonally, and globally diverse, and eager to foster a dialogue with its community.
Monday, October 26 2009
There were plenty of films in the New York Film Festival that captured similar redemptive moments and there is nothing esoteric, depressing or arduous about that.
Friday, November 7 2008
Shafted by the current events taking place outside its theaters, the New York Film Festival was agreeably low-key this year, demonstrating that art, at its best, can serve as valuable provocation when we try to make sense of a bewildering world.
Friday, June 27 2008
New York’s Film Forum offers an ambitious and inspired film series this summer, dedicated to the films of Japanese actor Tatsuya Nakadai. The series is as entertaining, provocative, and intricate as its subject.
Thursday, February 28 2008
Peter Watkins is a stubborn, one-man army, relentlessly pushing the film medium in a direction that is more challenging, productive, and involving.
Thursday, May 16 2013
There's a creative tension between wanting to capture a documentary sense of reality and the expressionist visuals used to capture the characters’ psychological reality.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
A good portion of this book reads like the work of a funny and provocative professor finally putting his thoughts to paper, yet still tied to the same syllabus he’s been forced to teach for 30 years.
Thursday, October 11 2012
Like the Picasso painting on its cover, this book is about the intersection between representation, image, and the making of art and how this in turn affects our manner of seeing the world around us.
Friday, August 24 2012
A dry absurdist sense of humor mixed with moments of surrealism, satiric jabs at the Communist government disguised as a critique of corrupt and inept power in general —these were the commonalities among a group of Czechoslovak directors that could be widely disparate in their styles.
Friday, June 29 2012
Almost Never is a book about horniness, the pubescent desire to have an urge satisfied immediately and being stifled at every step.
Friday, June 4 2010
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Wednesday, February 17 2010
Monday, February 8 2010
Monday, November 30 2009
10 Years of Rialto Pictures: 10 Discs Box Set - Criterion [$149.95]