Category Archives: Movies

Fonts in Space

It’s best not to provide a preamble to this marvelous post. It’s best to go into it cold, like I did. If you’re interested in fonts, well … it will be a post made in heaven. If you’re insanely observant … Continue reading

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016): Opening Today

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople opens today. I loved it when I saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival. My Tribeca review of Hunt for the Wilderpeople is up on

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Wiener-Dog (2016); d. Todd Solondz. Opening Today.

It’s pretty amazing. And devastating. My review of Wiener-Dog is now up at

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Nuts! (2016) This Documentary Is Nuts (Literally)

I really admire director Penny Lane’s work (and her name) so much. Her last documentary was Our Nixon (I really recommend it), and her latest, Nuts!, about “Doctor” John R. Brinkley is equally unique. And even more bizarre. Super entertaining, … Continue reading

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Identity, Lies, Music, and Love: A Conversation about Running on Empty for Bright Wall Dark Room

Chad Perman and I recently had an in-depth discussion about Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty (an all-time favorite of mine, perpetually hovering around the ever-shifting Top 5) for the new issue of Bright Wall Dark Room (the theme of the … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans in Paris (2016)

It’s worth it for Luis Guzman alone. But then, isn’t everything? My review of Puerto Ricans in Paris is up at

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July & Half of August: Screening at Videology

Last Friday, we had a screening of July & Half of August at Videology in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). It’s a wonderful space with a bar in the front, a screening room in the back. You can have a party in the … Continue reading

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The Fits (2016): Extra! Extra! Must-See!

Everyone: you need to see this movie. Filmed on a micro-budget. Like, micro-micro. But stylistically bold as hell, and stylistic with a PURPOSE. Mysterious movie. Very creepy, thought-provoking, and deep. I can’t stop thinking about it. First-time director. No professional … Continue reading

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Art Bastard (2016): Documentary about artist Robert Cenedella

I loved this documentary. My review of Art Bastard is up at

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May 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 3, Episode 5, “Bedtime Stories” (2007; d. Mike Rohl) So silly. Supernatural, Season 3, Episode 6, “Red Sky at Morning” (2007; d. Cliff Bole) I like this episode a lot. I don’t care that the SPN writers threw … Continue reading

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