It's easy to see why Pi was such a solid choice for the New York Film Festival's opening night, though: It has impeccable artistic credentials, is easy-going and unchallenging. But it's not a film you fall in love with.
What progress we have made that a few stories on the internet can make a giant like Amazon apologize and change because their actions offend notions of equality and decency that include LGBT Americans.
The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.