Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Tree Stands in Queens

Happy holidays.

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Apocalypse? Nah.

Like members of other indigenous populations throughout the Americas, many of the Maya are living disadvantaged lives.  After the world doesn’t end tomorrow (this apocalypse an invention of some New Agers, fringe Christian sects, pop culture crazies–but not the Maya), … Continue reading

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Scenes From the End of a Marriage

Opening with a boom (an apartment door being broken down by police ) and ending in silence (Eva–played by Isabelle Huppert–entering the same apartment, her parents’, and then sitting, engulfed in melancholy, in their living room), Michael Haneke’s great new … Continue reading

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Bands of Brothers

“Tchoupitoulas,” a beautifully shot documentary by the Ross Brothers, Bill and Turner, accompanies teenage brothers William, Bryan and Kentrell Zanders (and their dog Buttercup) from their hectic household in Algiers, across the Mississippi, for a first nighttime in the wonder … Continue reading

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