Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hot Music In A Cool Room

John Turturro’s vibrant “Passione,” showcasing the music and people of Naples, returns to Film Forum tomorrow for a 12-day run.  Like Wim Wenders’ “Buena Vista Social Club” and Fatih Akin’s “Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul,” Turturro’s urgent film … Continue reading

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I’ve Seen “The Future” (and so can you)

Filmmaker, actor and performance artist Miranda July might not be everyone’s  cup of tea (as a drawing of a little girl and a cat is characterized in July’s second feature, “The Future”)–but even sometimes/somewhat twee, she’s mine. A 30-something, semi-arty, … Continue reading

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“Filmmakers, Fighters, Friends”

(and one guy in VA who, after backing up into my parked car, couldn’t say no when I asked to photograph him and his daughter)” I’m having a show (title starts in the headline and finishes up, above)–20 big prints … Continue reading

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What She Did For Love

In an earlier, almost innocent era in British tabloid history, decades before The News of the World was forced to go extinct, Joyce McKinney’s good looks, stranger-than-fiction exploits and her naughty pictures (a la Betty Page) kept the English riveted. … Continue reading

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1,000 Lbs. of Sumo

A new (to me, at least), TV-only offer, Furniture Fix, invites us to say bye, bye, sagging couch and upholstered chairs.   The product, apparently some interlocking, scaleable plastic strips, goes between the cushions and the springs and instantly, voila, … Continue reading

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