Limbo

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

Limbo directed by John Sayles “Well, he’ll never be a filmmaker…” were the first words out of the mouth of a friend I asked about John Sayles’ Limbo before I saw it myself. But they were said wryly, even a bit fondly, and they prefaced a generally favorable opinion of the movie, an opinion I ended up sharing. As for [&hellip
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Instinct

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

Instinct directed by Jon Turtletaub Hopkins’ Macho Misfire In Instinct, 62-year-old Anthony Hopkins plays an ape expert named Ethan Powell, who lived among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda for several years until he went berserk and murdered two Rwandan soldiers for reasons unknown. Now he’s incarcerated in the psycho wing of a maximum security penitentiary, where he remains mute [&hellip
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The Times Sanitizes Clinton’s War

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

You would have thought it was V-J Day, the way The New York Times carried on last Friday in the wake of Milosevic’s capitulation to NATO force. “Milosevic Yields on NATO’s Key Terms” screamed the paper’s headline. “50,000 Allied Troops to Police Kosovo.” Then the subhed “Million Refugees Can Return”—just to reassure you that everything’s going to be just fine. [&hellip
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Hands Off the Bill of Rights, Leeza!

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

On her sub-Rosie talk show one morning last week, Leeza Gibbons and her guests were going on about youth violence and gun control when someone cited the Second Amendment. Well, Leeza plotzed. Forget the Second Amendment, Leeza huffed. Forget the Constitution altogether. It’s ancient history. It was written by a bunch of old men. Kids [&hellip
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Henry Flesh’s Massage

Written by J.T. Leroy on . Posted in Books, Posts

Massage by Henry Flesh Akashic Books, 384 pages, $15.95   When I read a blurb about Henry Flesh’s Massage saying it was about this erotic masseur, Randy, involved in a violent, sadomasochistic relationship with this rich older guy, Graham, who has AIDS… I thought cool! I’ve mostly been reading Goodnight Moon and Babar books, so it was refreshing to read [&hellip
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Taki’s Glory Days as a Tennis Bum

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAITRE Game, Set, Paris Match Watching the French tennis championships on ESPN all last week sure brought back memories. There is nothing like Paris in May, especially when the sun is out, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no tournament that’s grander than Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams of tennis, and by far the hardest [&hellip
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MUGGER Goes to Memphis, Eats BBQ, Still Thinks John McCain’s a Loon

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Coping with the Alternative Press   It was about 4 a.m. last Friday when a pot of coffee and three liters of Evian arrived at my suite in Memphis‘ Peabody Hotel, and the room service fellow asked where I was from. When I said New York City, he replied: “Ahh, you must be here for the convention.” I nodded [&hellip
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The Small-Town Surrealism of Desert Blue

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

Desert Blue directed by Morgan J. Freeman Casting and directing actors in ways that play to their strengths is a talent in itself. In both Streets and Blue, the Sexton character is a troubled hero who has a disordered home life (one parent is dead and the other is either a deceiver or deceived). He has an unlikely dream—in Streets, [&hellip
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I’m Not Homophobic, I’m Homo-Neurotic

Written by Jonathan Ames on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I was sitting at the counter at Des Moines Cafe reading, as I always do, the sports section of the New York Post. I was then joined by my new lovely friend, B, who is an accomplished and highly successful movie director—she has a Hollywood hit under her belt. But despite her success, she’s not at all pretentious in a [&hellip
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