Monthly Archives: June 2014

Frozen

Ignore that everyone in Bong Joon Ho’s “Snowpiercer” seems dubbed and that the story is a conventional take on its subject–the oppressed rising up against the powerful.  It’s the wildly inventive, eye-popping visuals–gorgeous sets, FX, clever costuming–that make the film a must-see. … Continue reading

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So Many Films. So Make the Time.

I live in lower Manhattan which hasn’t been a hip neighborhood in years (decades?). Brooklyn, as the wide world knows, is the epicenter of all that’s creative (and cool). It’s possible that a little bit hipster cred might be rubbing off … Continue reading

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On Display

In British filmmaker and screenwriter Joanna’s Hogg’s third feature, “Exhibition,” a middle-aged artist couple, D and H (Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), live in an elegant modernist house in London–to which they’re possibly more attached than to each other.   … Continue reading

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Gaspard at the Beach

Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), skinny, sullen, and solo, recently graduated with a degree in mathematics (but whose real interest is music), arrives at the seaside in Brittany with a duffle bag and his guitar, to stay in the room of a friend who’s … Continue reading

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Ultra Violet 1935-2014

Warhol superstar Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne), who died early this past Saturday, was also an author and artist whose most recent exhibit, at the Dillon Gallery in Chelsea, “Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated,” just closed three weeks ago. — I was … Continue reading

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Flag Day 2014

In the United States, the term for the flag flown below the pole’s summit is half-staff  (half-mast technically refers to nautical use but the terms have become interchangeable) and it symbolizes mourning and respect. When Army Sergeant Shawn M. Farrell, 24, of Accord, … Continue reading

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robinholland.com 2.0

I went live very early this morning with the update of my website: http://www.robinholland.com  Bigger, definitely (thanks to liveBooks’s Scaler).  Better, that certainly is my intention. But wait, there’s more–additional galleries and many new images in existing galleries, including new old pictures (in the archive gallery), some … Continue reading

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