Category Archives: Photography

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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The last print issue of the Village Voice, with a startlingly gorgeous ultra-tight crop of Fred McDarrah’s iconic image of Bob Dylan on the cover, rolled off the presses today. The first issue was published, with newsprint and ink, the … 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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