Category Archives: Photos

Putting One Paw in Front of the Other

Slow, but steady, Leo turns 15 1/2 today. Happy birthday, dear Schmoo.

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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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Jeanne Moreau 1928-2017

To honor the great Jeanne Moreau, who died on Monday at 89, Film Forum is showing the new restoration of Louis Malle’s film noir masterpiece, “Elevator to the Gallows” (1958), which propelled her to international film stardom. Malle, however, always … Continue reading

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A Schlemiel Becomes A Mensch

Experienced documentarian Joshua Z Weinstein’s first fiction film, “Menashe,” a universal story of profound paternal love, but set in the insular Borough Park, Brooklyn Hasidic community, fully succeeds in looking at this world with “an ethnographic, sociological lens,” and in … Continue reading

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Pinching the Mums (Stillwater Diary)

My wonderful, clever mother, Doris, grew up in a small, three-story apartment building, owned by her parents, on New Main Street in south Yonkers. My grandfather’s tailor shop (a child’s wonderland) occupied the ground floor. When my parents bought their … Continue reading

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Jonah Is 42

The great Swiss director Alain Tanner, who debuted his first feature in 1969 (“Charles, Dead or Alive”) at age 40, subsequently created a “radical body of work that bristles at the numbing neutrality and status quo monotony of his native country, … Continue reading

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“It’s Only Art” (But I Like It)

To call writer/art critic/poet/artist/curator/pottery expert (and collector)/gardener John Perreault (1937-2015) a Renaissance man is to dramatically understate the case. “It’s Only Art,” a tribute survey of his paintings and sculpture (with video documentation of a few of his performances), is … Continue reading

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