Rosetta, The Silence, Dogma & Iranian Film

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Symphonies For the Bedeviled Rosetta ends with a pulsating life signal, just like Majid Majidi’s recent New York Film Festival offering Color of Heaven. But unlike that Iranian film, the effect is not treacly. Everything the directing-writing team Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne do in this, their second dramatic feature, is brusque, clean, invigorating. Their rigorous [&hellip
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Rock ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Squint, …

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9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Squint, Congregation, Dulce, Mother Bacchus. THURS: Comacho, Cecil, John Strahm, Pony Express. FRI: Yahooteee Mormons, Arc, Satanicide, The Equation, Thomas Till 4. SAT: Teresa Dinan, Morealle, The Weekend Bowlers, Ressurection, Monkey Love, Foujin.   ARLENE GROCERY 95 Stanton St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 358-1633. Free. WEDS: [&hellip
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ANYWHERE BUT HERE Anywhere But Here directed by …

Written by Matt Zoller Seitz on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Earth and Heaven Not many Hollywood movies listen to their characters as closely as Anywhere But Here, a moving story of the prickly relationship between an eccentric, deluded mother and her withdrawn, brooding teenage daughter making a new life for themselves in Los Angeles. The film gives its characters room to breathe and live. The [&hellip
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ON TOUR PET SHOP BOYS 11/11 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th …

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11/11 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Avs.), 564-4882; 8, $35-$45.   PRIMUS, INCUBUS, BUCKETHEAD 11/11 at Roseland, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 8th Ave. & B’way), 249-8870; 7:30, $22.50-$25.   DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET 11/13 at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Avs.), 307-4100, 8, $37.50-$30. [&hellip
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Film in Film in The Mirror The …

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Meanwhile, Iranian cinema has become semi-big among the ever-fewer American cinephiles who still devote serious attention to subtitled films, yet this, too, has entailed simplifications. The greatest reduces an extraordinarily complex artistic and cultural phenomenon to a rudimentary impression based on a handful of films of fairly recent vintage. That’s understandable, perhaps, and forgivable until [&hellip
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The Insider

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Heroes, Victims, Heavies, Patsies From some standpoints, it’s astonishing that Hollywood has spent nearly 100 years telling stories to a large public and managed to miss, largely or entirely, so many of the great issues and movements that have occupied headlines and transformed public life during the past century. But then, just when you’re about [&hellip
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LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 11/3 COMFORTS OF HOME: THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE …

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COMFORTS OF HOME: THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD Slide show lecture with historian Merritt Ierley; New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30, free.   HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke’s Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. [&hellip
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What, Me Prickly?

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Too many liberals suck at thinking for themselves. Bern’s success among the youth wing of Hillary Clinton’s political base just goes to show how that demographic forgets to be offended if the right buzzwords aren’t uttered. James Carville has made a career out of shouting out those very cues at moments opportune for his Democratic [&hellip
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Rock Rock ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Champagne …

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ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Champagne Francis, Corrosive 8, Elephant Driver, Rocky Velvet, Jimson’s Lyric. THURS: Shag, Steve Cainero & The Cowards, Free Sample, Tribe of Djemebe. FRI: Kara Stover, The Suckers, Package, Deloris Slim, The Meanwhiles, Toulouse. SAT: Flux Feely CD Release, Gone Again, Seeing Voices, Jasper, Favorite Son, [&hellip
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