Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Hitchcock’

City Arts: ‘Hitchcock’ is Myopic Bio-Pic

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

MyopicBioPic600 ‘Hitchcock’ shows the maestro without humor Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil: The Story of Anvil, the 2010 chronicle of the little-known rock band, was a rare excellent documentary; a film distinguished by its good-hearted recognition of what lies beneath artistic motive. Only a little of that beneficence is apparent in Gervasi’s dramatic debut Hitchcock, which takes a fanciful approach [&hellip
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G.O.A.T Toppled: Armond White Takes On Classic Films

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

vertigo-8-300x199 Citizen Kane or Vertigo, which is more fun? Now that Sight & Sound’s decadal critics poll has given the #1 spot to Vertigo, toppling Citizen Kane (to #2), it confirms that film culture as we used to know it has toppled as well. Citizen Kane held sway as the “Greatest Film Of All Time” for so long that a lot of people [&hellip
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Bryant Park Film Fest’s First Day a Delight

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Family, Film, Lifestyle, News Our Town, Our Town

Great movies and atmosphere deliver a huge, friendly picnic Bryant Park was bustling once again, as a mass picnic of many-a-film-fan pitched its blankets on the park’s large lawn for the first Monday of the summer-long Bryant Park Film Festival. “I’ve come out every year for the past four years,” said one girl and her [&hellip
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Armond White: Little Sheba Comes Back

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Darling Companion’s Fetching Marriages The bucolic look of Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion is an indication of its fine sensibility. Kasdan evokes the natural, wooded landscape of Alfred Hitchcock’s idiosyncratic comedy The Trouble with Harry. The colors here are not autumnal nor quite as vibrant yet Kasdan affects a similar tone of respite. His three harried [&hellip
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City Week: July 22 – July 29

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Thursday, July 22 New View of Matisse—The MoMA’s new exhibit gives a fresh perspective on the world-renowned painter. Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 displays a variety of paintings, sculptures and drawings that demonstrate the Frenchman’s growth as an artist. The [&hellip
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CALLING ALL HITCHCOCK LOOKALIKES

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

If you look like Alfred Hitchcock, the late horror-film director-or just know someone who does-snap a picture for the first annual Alfred Hitchcock Look-a-Like contest. The contest, which ends Sept. 16, will coincide with Hitchcock month. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps  on Broadway, which is holding the contest, will select four finalists who will be [&hellip
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