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Cinema Eye Honors Non-Fiction Films

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At the Cinema Eye Honors luncheon celebrating documentary films and the filmmakers who make them, Otto Bell exulted: his The Eagle Huntress had just r...

Museums and Cathedrals: In Art, We Trust

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every time I go to London, I spend a disproportionate amount of time at its National Gallery. Not out of a sense of obligation, but out of sheer love and amazement for all its art treasures. You name it, it's there -- all my Art Gods: Leonardo, Rembrandt, Vermeer.

Frederick Wiseman's "National Gallery"

Francis Levy | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a sense Frederick Wiseman was the wrong person to make National Gallery, which is currently completing a run at Film Forum. His signature reticence, characterized by a total lack of narration, becomes the work of art itself.

A Date With the San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a World Series hitter, a dance critic today must be prepared not only for the customary fastballs and curveballs, but also the dreaded change-up.

2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

Top Ten Movies of 2010

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

This past year saw many critics complaining about the lack of good film out there, but with a little digging, I found a lot to love.

On the Culture Front: T-Post, Client 9 and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chris Kompanek

Each shirt has a story idea illustrated by an artist with a colorful graphic on the front of the shirt. Flip it inside out to read the article.

Cannes 2010 Day Eight and Nine: Carlos Is Caught

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Carlos the Jackal loomed over Day Eight. For some, the Olivier Assayas film was a daunting roadblock they detoured around. A 5 1/2 hour miniseries smack dab in the middle of the day?

La Danse and Undercover Boss: The Hierarchy of Labor

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trish Kinney

As a young woman, I owned a dance studio and took work as a professional choreographer for musicals and operas. My father lured me into the world of ...

Toronto Film Fest Day 4: Two Documentaries and a Little Girl

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You could spend an entire film festival going from press conference to round table to one-on-one interviews. I'd rather see the films and worry about interviews some other time.