Posts Tagged ‘New York Film Festival’

Summer Reading—At the Movies

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Taking reading and movie-watching literally Summer used to be the time people caught up on the reading they had always meant to do. In Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth parodied the ritual pulling out of Tolstoy’s War and Peace around the pool or on the beach. Roth observed an ideal situation—not beach fiction but great fiction [&hellip
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When Cinema and Politics Converge: Godard’s Weekend and the Wall Street Protests

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By John Bredin   In 1967, one year before the historic Left uprisings of May 1968, Godard produced a pair of prophetic masterpieces (La Chinoise and Weekend) as if to provide cognitive, and aesthetic, sustenance for the coming revolution. So perfect was their historical tie in that, at their American premier—during the 1968 New York [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan '10: Arts & Entertainment

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Best Reason to Hate One-Person Shows: The Fringe Festival Ask any professional theater critic about the Fringe Fest, and you’re bound to get an eye-roll or a heavy sigh. The sprawling annual theater festival is increasingly a tedious exercise in public masturbation for its performers, most of which isn’t even titillating. The one-person shows are [&hellip
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Feasting on Cinema

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Higher-Profile films at New York Film Festival By Jerry Portwood The New York Film Festival, the city’s premiere film fest, has been lambasted over the years for being too exclusive, academic and, as A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times last year, “as the grimmest in memory.” But recent additions to the programming staff—many [&hellip
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