Posts Tagged ‘film’

Theory vs. Practice

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

A dazzling allegory in ‘Chronicle’ | By Armond White “Ever hear of Plato’s allegory of the cave?” one teenager asks another in Chronicle. This philosophy quiz was unexpected in the midst of a thrill ride movie, but Chronicle is so surprisingly interesting I wondered if its makers ever saw The Conformist (1970), where Bernardo Bertolucci [&hellip
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Salvaging Silent Cinema with a Brand-New Score

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

Fans of experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy his work this winter. In addition to The Miners’ Hymns at Film Forum Feb. 8–14, this year’s Silent Films/Live Music series (Jan. 31–Feb. 3) at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St., will feature four Morrison films: The Miners’ Hymns, [&hellip
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Saddle Up

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Frederick Wiseman takes on a nude revue in Crazy Horse By  Cullen Gallagher A new Frederick Wiseman documentary is usually cause for celebration. Since his 1967 debut, Titticut Follies, he has made a name for himself as one of the most distinctive, innovative and consistently revealing nonfiction filmmakers
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The Final Chapter

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After almost 20 years, West Memphis Three chroniclers close the book When done well, documentary film has the rare ability to transcend the confines of the silver screen to effect real change in the lives of its subjects. Like Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost trilogy about [&hellip
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NOW PLAYING

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By ARMOND WHITE 50/50 The buddy comedy genre faces cancer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is helped through crisis by Seth Rogen. Decent emotions get cheated of depth by blithe, nonspiritual approach. Dir. Jonathan Levine. Colombiana Striking entertainment but also an emotional action movie. As a sexy, damaged assassin hunting down drug dealers to avenge her parents, Zoe [&hellip
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