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Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

America's Best Waterfront Restaurant Is...

Budget Travel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Fabulous American seafood joints by the sea.

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Winter's Bone and City Island: More than Fine Performances

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Kinney

It is not enough to be entertained with acclaimed performances for their own sake, we deserve meaningful, well constructed films that give us a little insight that we didn't have when we walked into the theatre..

The Way We Watched Movies...Remember?

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

In the May 18 edition of the New York Observer Lee Siegel wrote an article titled Ciao to the Cineplex; I Miss Mass Culture! He noted that "The Federa...

Andy Garcia, Once an Oscar Nom, Now Finds a Place in City Island

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Manhattan-based director Ray De Felitta has made other local films, but this one really hits its mark as a fine dramedy, with heart, some twists and turns and unique touches.

Raymond De Felitta's love affair with 'City Island'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting backstage at a recent screening of his film, City Island, waiting to go on for a Q&A session with the audience, writer-director Raymond De Fel...

City Island: Close to Home

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

City Island is a sweet-hearted gem set in a small fishing community, a part of the Bronx that feels remote from New York, and provides a backdrop for a family story where each member has something to hide.