Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fallen Lone Star

Fox’s itchy trigger finger killed Lone Star on September 28th.  Canceling the highest reviewed new show of the season had been premature as audiences missed spying the talented Rosa Blasi, formerly of Lifetime’s Strong Medicine set for episode 3.  Cast … Continue reading

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Heisenberg’s Der Räuber – NYFF 2010

Last night The Robber (2010) publicly screened with director Benjamin Heisenberg in attendance as well as the short film creator Sean Durkin.  Establishing an eerie coup de grace, Mary Last Seen (2010) brought an element of mystery that became apparent … Continue reading

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The Curse of Bigness in Queens

“The Curse of Bigness” branded by Supreme Court Justice Brandeis (chosen historical figure for Brandeis University founded in 1948), in essays evincing hazards of industry and finance enveloping one another, is the starting point for Curator Larissa Harris at the … Continue reading

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Defiance Hollywood Style

Defiance of 2008 directed by Edward Zwick is predictable and vindicating for middling filmgoers.  Bielski Otriad as the Russians described them took to the woods for safety against German orchestrated annihilation during World War II.  Zwick is credited with writing … Continue reading

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Pie Bacchanal for Greenpoint Open Studios

In an enticing way to lure New Yorkers to an inconvenient location, Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) organized a baking competition at Diamond Bar.  Those not involved with sugar concoctions could easily appreciate efforts for a $10 donation towards GOS.  With … Continue reading

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Independent Film Shorts at Paul Vincent Studio

Sept. 22 – Last night marked the beginning of the Fête Films initiative.  Selecting non traditional spaces in Hudson County, Fête Films screens independent shorts and video art.  Wednesday’s event occurred in Jersey City at the Paul Vincent Studios/Spitfire Productions. … Continue reading

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Cannes’s winner Uncle Boonmee in NYFF

The Walter Reade Theater had little elbow room to spare during the press screening of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010).  Earning the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2010, this film necessarily becomes part of the New York … Continue reading

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The Pornographic Imagination

In exploration of nascent pornography in daguerreotypes and photography, research led me to The Decadent Movement.  Soon after reading Georges Bataille‘s Story of the Eye (Histoire de l’oeil, 1928), a literary maven retrieved Susan Sontag‘s critical essay from his bookcase … Continue reading

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Destruction of Dr. Albert C. Barnes Will

http://www.barnesfoundation.org/ http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2004-09/barnes.html Continue reading

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Messerschmidt’s Creative Mania

Sept. 15 – A distinguished group of individuals queued outside the Neue Galerie‘s 86th Street entrance for a private preview of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s arresting sculptural grimaces which hinted of mental unrest.  Greeting members in the main hall, Neue Galerie … Continue reading

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