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Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

Cinema's Hidden Pearls: Part I

Alex Simon | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

The Dance of Reality

Francis Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Dance of Reality is his first film in 23 years and it's a spiritual autobiography, redounding in not only the style but the content of Fellini's 81/2, with a bit of Bunuel and Dali's Un Chien Andalou (and Bunuel's Los Olivados thrown in for good measure).

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

Paris Journal III: Tromp L'Oeil

Francis Levy | Posted 12.16.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Tromp L'oeil: Imitations, Pastiches et Autre Illusions at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs begins with the following inscription from Cocteau's Les Pare...

Movie Review: Concussion

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been fascinated with Robin Weigert since the first time I remember seeing her, as the hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Calamity Jane in David Milch's too-short HBO series, Deadwood.

Surrealist Filmmaker's Home Open To The Public

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 10.09.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — Down a narrow, dead-end street in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City, a three-story brick house with white window frames g...

Bringing Surrealism To Cannes

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.24.2012 | Arts

CANNES, France -- As the credits rolled on the first Cannes Film Festival screening of Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' new film, someone in the audi...

Belle de Jour: Catherine Deneuve and Her Shades of Grey

Patricia Zohn | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Patricia Zohn

2012-04-02-20120402ZohnPullimg.jpgI urge women who have been downloading the E.L. James novel 50 Shades of Gray to their Kindles to instead take a look at the real thing, the very essence of no, no, no, yes, yes, yes.

On the Culture Front: Belle de Jour Comes to Blu-ray and Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly Returns to the Met

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I never quite understood the thrill of Blu-ray until I watched Criterion's new release of Luis Bunuel's Belle de Jour.

Pedro Almodovar Talks Pedro Almodovar

Susan Michals | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

(Pedro Almodovar and his longtime muse, Antonio Banderas/Photo courtesy Stefanie Keenan) Kitsch. Kink. Color. Pedro Almodovar has to be one of the ...

On the Culture Front: Beowulf at Joe's Pub, The Housemaid, and the New York International Fringe Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is the kind of piece that's ripe for a cult following, so it'd be great to see it land a residency somewhere in the city.

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "No Escape" Scenarios

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders -- played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers -- get stuck on a chair lift. As t...

Unlock Creativity Through Your Dreams

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

A long tradition exists of writers and artists who have drawn sustenance from the "Land of Nod".

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: William Kentridge: Do You Believe in Magic?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-03-19-zpull.jpg William Kentridge does New York: a new exhibition at MoMA and a new opera at the Met cementKentridge's place at the apex of ambitious artists.