Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jacques Rivette 1928-2016

The great director Jacques Rivette, who began his career as a writer at Cahiers du Cinéma and was part of the legendary French New Wave, has died at 87. Rivette’s films were less-seen (and often less-appreciated) than those of his … Continue reading

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Snowless in Stone Ridge (Stillwater Diary)

Jonas, hugging the coast, totally spurned this part of the Hudson Valley. Almost February and the ground is brown, very strange. But winter isn’t entirely MIA. With a few consecutive days of below freezing temperatures, ice sculpture is forming in the … Continue reading

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The “Little Shots” and the “Senior Sex Workers”

“Bleak Street,” director Arturo Ripstein’s uncomfortably entertaining new film, is a true (and way stranger than fiction) crime story, ripped from local headlines and filmed in luminous, high-contrast black and white. Dilapidated apartments and exterior walls, lived-in faces, outrageous outfits and elaborate wrought … Continue reading

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Their Aim Is True

With the Bridge Group Artists‘ canvas, paper, pencils and paints stored away, their studio serves quite nicely as Gallery 300.  The Bridge/Museum of Modern Art’s latest partnership exhibit, “Finding Center” (including work by Jonathan Maronge, who recently joined BGA), opens Tuesday, January 19, at 248 … Continue reading

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Long Island and the World: NYJFF25

Todd Solondz’s great “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” a dead-on look at a particularly painful adolescence, is having a 20th anniversary screening as part of the 25th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival. The independent classic is very (darkly) funny–ha-ha, with one of … Continue reading

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Permanence and Fracture

“Museum of Stones,” is the first exhibit at the Noguchi Museum to bring other artists’ work into the eponymous sculptor’s elegant, light-filled building and garden. Marking the Museum’s 30th anniversary and “engaging Noguchi’s work in a contemporary conversation,” more than 40 … Continue reading

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2016

Happy, healthy new year–and peace, justice and a Democratic landslide on 11/8.

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