This week is the third annual Kinofest NYC. With a win at Cannes last year for Ukrainian director Maryna Vroda for her short film Cross Country, Ukrainian cinema is steadily gaining the attention of international audiences.
"Some of the safest drivers in the world are behind New York City taxis," David Yasskey says. "But accidents still can happen." If you've ridden in a NYC taxi even once, you know how grossly inauthentic this message feels.
It's impossible not to cheer for the boys in Newsies as they war against press barons Pulitzer and Hearst. The Broadway musical is based on the Disney movie, which was based on a real-life event: the 1899 newsboy strike.
Contemporary artist Cindy Sherman is a woman who has manipulated makeup to her advantage in her work. Her retrospective features a staggering array of images Sherman created by dressing as women of every age and from every conceivable era.
Frankly, it's difficult to understand why Elena Roger was cast. Roger unquestionably does not posses the pipes to sing this part. The entire show is built around what should be the fiery performance at its heart, making this Evita very cool indeed.
Manhattan continues to show stability and remains one of the standout housing markets in the U.S. Despite some indicators, the slowing increasing average price point combined with the enormous increase in pending sales, has me enthusiastic.