Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Consumed by Youth

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Two new films—Never Let Me Go and Easy A—both incorrectly translate adolescence to the screen By Armond White As long as Never Let Me Go focuses on the adolescent yearnings of boarding school mates Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley), it seems a uniquely sensitive coming-of-age fable. The trio’s innocent confusion [&hellip
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City Week: August 20 – August 26

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Hannah O’Grady and Shilpa Agrawal FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 Senior Citizen Jin Shin Jyutsu—Open to senior citizens, this is a peaceful way to start your afternoon. Join Judith Janus, practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, to harmonize your mind, body and spirit with various exercises. DOROT, [&hellip
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City Week: August 13 – August 19

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Friday, August 13 Mostly Mozart—The 2010 Mostly Mozart Festival continues with Osmo Vanska, called “a conductor of genius” by The New Yorker, leading the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 40. Avery [&hellip
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City Week: July 29 – August 5

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Thursday, July 29 Creative Writing 101—Professional writers teach an hour-long class on creative writing, hosted by the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th St., 212-369-2180; 7 p.m., Free. Design on Wheels—The Museum of Arts and Design [&hellip
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Salt

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Celebrity matriarch Angelina Jolie teaches war and treason like a melancholy drag queen in Salt By Armond White Here’s three lessons supermom Angelina Jolie teaches her Benetton brood—and by extension, the global movie audience—in Salt: 1. The United States is an overweening superpower more inept than its enemies from Russia, Korea and the Middle East; [&hellip
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FILM FESTIVAL ON UWS

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By Allen Houston West Side movie buffs can scratch their itch for independent films at the Manhattan Film Festival, taking place July 21 to 25. The festival will showcase the works of nearly 75 indie films, many of them shown at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space on 2537 Broadway and West 95th [&hellip
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Bored Game

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toystory3 The negative critique of Toy Story 3 heard ’round the world By Armond White Pixar has now made three movies explicitly about toys, yet the best movie depiction of how toys express human experience remains Whit Stillman’s 1990 Metropolitan. As class-conscious Tom Townsend (Edward Clements) tries fitting in with East Side debutantes, he discovers his [&hellip
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Wild Grass & The Killer Inside Me

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Resnais’ elegant Wild Grass makes most other films look like an embarrassment By Armond White Alain Resnais was never a pop filmmaker. His “fun” always comes with an intellectual prerequisite that bespeaks class while also evaluating it. His experiments with narrative form are also a kind of emotional rigor and it often expands into glorious [&hellip
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Knight and Day

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Tom Cruise isn’t ready for a comeback with Knight and Day By Armond White Tom Cruise has gotten such a raw deal in the media that after the best films of his career (Minority Report, War of the Worlds, Lions for Lambs) he deserves to rise back to the top. But Knight and Day—an unabashed [&hellip
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