Posts Tagged ‘dark horse’

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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Bryant Park’s New Film Festival an Adventure

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

Short film festival, Tropfest, arrives with great attention It’s become a park staple by now— every Monday throughout the summer a classic movie is shown in front of Bryant Park’s iconic lawn. From Psycho to Wizard of Oz to Indiana Jones, the midtown cinematic summer series continues to provide us a big screen to see [&hellip
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Armond White: Director Todd Solondz Leaves Irony Behind in New Movie

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

In an answer to contemporary culture’s manic competition for fame, Todd Solondz offers Dark Horse, a film about Abe (Jordan Gelber), a 35-year-old Jewish man—overweight, living with his parents, employed in his father’s real estate business yet still playing with toys, desperate to begin his life and enjoy the culture’s empty cheer. Abe’s not a [&hellip
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