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New York Film Critics Circle at Tao Downtown: First Awards in the New Year

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The New York Film Critics Circle announce their film honors early, so you know just who you are going to see at their annual awards dinner: with Boyho...

Paste-Up Days at the Old Phoenix

Jeff Polman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Media
Jeff Polman

All good things do come to ends, though, and like many of our long-time cultural staples -- book stores, record stores, and video stores, to name a few -- newspapers have been dying forever, and it's kind of amazing it took 47 years for the Phoenix to finally succumb.

What Makes A Good Chick Flick?

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from New Yorker writer David Denby's Do The Movies Have A Future? (published by Simon & Schuster.) The following was writte...

Why Sleepwalk With Me Is a Woman's Worst Nightmare

Wendy Widom | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Wendy Widom

Yet again, a group of dudes has created a movie that portrays women as a combination of saintly and beautiful morons waiting around for guys who don't deserve them.

What 'The Artist' Can Teach Us About Prayer

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Prayer comes from the world of our ancestors, who both had less information and knowledge of the universe than we have today, and more time to focus on the inner workings of the soul and spirit.

Matt Damon, Cameron Crowe Respond To Harsh Insult

Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment

One of the more bizarre turns of the heated embargo-gate exchange between New Yorker film critic David Denby and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" pro...

'Dragon Tattoo' Controversy Flares Up

Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

If David Fincher had his way, David Denby wouldn't have even had the opportunity to break the embargo on his "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" review....

'Dragon Tattoo' Starts Ugly Public Battle

The Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment

The late fall and winter generally see movie studios doing their best to court influencers and media figures, with swanky parties and For Your Conside...

Midnight in America: Renewing the Pantheon

Michael Roth | Posted 08.16.2011 | College
Michael Roth

I am hopeful that those who will shape the future will also have cultivated the ability to renew the pantheon of great work from the past -- to travel through different times and places to renew the possibilities for alternative futures.

Middle-Aged Film Critic Writes a Book Railing Against Snark; Man on Internet Agrees

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

As Denby says, snark is like a middle-school rumor: vicious, authorless, and anyone who objects gets slagged as having no sense of humor. It's good that he's publicly objecting.

Juvenal Delinquencies

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The heart of Snark, the part that resonates, is David Denby's thesis, presented in fits and starts, that snark is "mean, it's personal, and it's ruining our conversation."

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

The Snark Ascending

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven G. Kellman

Snark presupposes a secret society of shared disdain. It preens, reveling in its own cleverness.

The Pretty Good Hulk and The New Paradigm for Superhero Movies

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

The Incredible Hulk is forging a new paradigm for superhero movies that recalls the Silver Age of comics, where the characters can't be contained by the arbitary limits of a single movie.