Posts Tagged ‘Damsels in Distress’

Armond White’s Mid-Year Awards

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Carole Bouquet and André Dussollier in Unforgivable. 2012’s best so far and Sarris remembered This year, I want to do the Mid-Year Reckoning differently, as a tribute to film critic Andrew Sarris’ recent passing. It was Sarris, during my grad school years at Columbia, who wisely advised that the percentage of good movies has not changed from the old days; now that [&hellip
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Bouquet of Eccentrics

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

Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels’ in the clouds “I like my characters to walk in clouds,” said the great comedy director Leo McCarey. “I like a little bit of the fairy tale.” That confession well describes the McCarey classics that execute a precarious balance between realism and fantasy—The Awful Truth, Make Way for Tomorrow, Love Affair, The [&hellip
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Woody and Whit’s Muse

Written by Avenue Insider on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Greta Gerwig Emerges as the Go-to Actress for Two of New York’s Most Beloved Directors By Mara Siegler, for AVENUE Magazine Actress Greta Gerwig got her start in the mid aughts as the sweetheart of the awkwardly dubbed ‘Mumblecore’ movement, a low-budget film genre marked by stripped-down realism, trailing sentences, and a do-it-yourself ethos. Slowly [&hellip
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Armond White: Bouquet of Eccentrics

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

Whit Stillman’s Damsels in the Clouds “I like my characters to walk in clouds,” said the great comedy director Leo McCarey. “I like a little bit of the fairy tale.” That confession well describes the McCarey classics that execute a precarious balance between realism and fantasy—The Awful Truth, Make Way for Tomorrow, Love Affair, The [&hellip
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