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The Artist: Charming Goodbye Letter to Silent Cinema

Those new to silent films and the impact of talkies should first watch Billy Wilder‘s Sunset Boulevard.  Nowhere else are the scars of discarded actors yearning for bygone influence and attention as well wrought.  In deviation from this classic, director … Continue reading

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A Live 80s Video Mashed with Mocked Mysticism

Jan. 20 – Off the Morgan-L Stop moments before 7p, droves of Bushwick newcomers checked their respective phone devices to pinpoint Agape Enterprise‘s location.  The challenge of spying street signs and numbers is a dying mode of survival presuming global … Continue reading

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Loyalties among Spies

Before Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leaves the theaters, you will be gravely denied a cinematic privilege to watch a stellar ensemble enact a bestseller that had also enjoyed critical acclaim as a TV miniseries starring the impeccable talent Sir Alec Guiness … Continue reading

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Casual Climbing of an Ingénue

At the ripe age of 24, Julie Christie dazzled audiences in her performance as Diana Scott in director John Schlesinger’s Darling (1965).  Two years prior, Schlesinger cast Christie in Billy Liar (1963) opposite Tom Courtenay to notice.  Critics pointed to … Continue reading

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What will you wager?

Ever wonder what your colleagues do after hours?  Some head to the pub; others dedicate free moments to their creative drives.  Fledging filmmaker Justin Rigby wrote, storyboarded, and directed his first feature film Either | Or which premiered Thursday night … Continue reading

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Intrusive Corman with his lens

For nine years running, MoMA organizes an exhibition entitled To Save and Project honoring restorations of formerly deteriorating prints.  This year’s festival opened under the prowess of Associate Curator Joshua Siegel of MoMA’s Film Department.  Contributions by Associate Curators Anne Morra and … Continue reading

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Humanizing Inhabitants of Urbanspaces

Overcast would not hamper the glowing large tent filled with artists and curious participants last evening for Love Night by Houston and 2nd Avenue.  Walking past Roberta’s stand, one moves along the iron gates into an encased, canvassed hanger that … Continue reading

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Expelled from Pastoral

Without any spoilers, my mental snythesis of Roth’s American Pastoral. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. Continue reading

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Tranquillo Cremona for NYC curation

While navigating the galleries at Viala delle Belle Art or commonly referred as Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Rome, one painting captured my eye for its style. Fanciulla malata [1877] (Translation: Sick girl) by Tranquillo Cremona features a child demanding full … Continue reading

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Stranded Wildflower in Urban Decay

Last Thursday evening at Dacia Gallery on 53 Stanton Street, people gathered to recognize and welcome the solo exhibition Wildflower by Jane Hugentober.  This sliver of gallery space nestled in the Lower East Side housed the square-formatted, large canvases typically … Continue reading

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