Category Archives: Film

Unusual Appetites

Paul Bartel (1938-2000), best known as a character actor, was also a director with an incisive (and highly entertaining) take on violence as comedy, sexuality, perversity, race, greed and social-climbing. “The Films of Paul Bartel,” the first retrospective of his … Continue reading

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NYFF55: Special Events (Tragedy and Triumph)

The great documentary filmmaker Claude Lanzmann (“Shoah”) returns to the New York Film Festival with a four-part film, made from interviews done in the 1970s that didn’t make it into his masterwork. “Four Sisters” recounts the harrowing stories of four … Continue reading

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NYFF55: Spotlight on Documentary (A Playwright and a Primatologist)

Filmmaker and writer Rebecca Miller’s portrait of her father, “Arthur Miller: Writer,” is concerned with the difference between the great playwright’s public persona and the man she knew and deeply  loved. Her film is warm and honest, dealing with Miller’s life, … Continue reading

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NYFF55: Directors Dialogues

This year’s free series of festival directors sitting down for intimate Q&As about their work includes the singular Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, discussing her current feature, “Zama,” which was based on a classic novel, set in the late 18th century. … Continue reading

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NYFF55: The Word Is Wonder

The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 55th New York Film Festival, opening tomorrow and running through October 15, includes a main slate of 25 films from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, several of which collected Bears and Palmes in … Continue reading

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Harry Dean Stanton 1926-2017

Harry Dean Stanton, a talented (and longtime) character actor who became a leading man with his indelible portrayal of Travis in Wim Wenders’ 1984 Palme d’or winner, “Paris, Texas,” died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. Stanton, born in … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Sand*

As the summer of 2017 slips away, like sand sifting though sunburned hands, Metrograph offers “On Fire Island,” six films set on the barrier island sixty miles southeast of Manhattan, known, particularly before gay men and lesbians gained widespread acceptance, … Continue reading

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