The Times of Bill Cunningham is a documentary about the fashion photographer who was known for riding around New York City on his bicycle taking pictures of whatever interested him. Most of the film is taken from a 1994 interview done by director Mark Bozek. We get to hear Cunningham tell his own story as… [Read More]
The comedic powerhouse that is Adam Sandler has yet again flexed his dramatic skills in the new film by Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems. Some will recall Adam Sandler previously playing the strong dramatic role of Charlie Fineman in the 2007 film, Reign Over Me. In Gems, Sandler completely embodies the lead role of… [Read More]
“There are 21 bridges in and out of Manhattan. Shut’em down. Three rivers. Close them. Four tunnels. Block them. Stop every train line that leaves the island – Amtrak, PATH, New Jersey Transit, LIRR—and loop the subways. Then we flood the island with blue.” That is certainly a dramatic undertaking! Just think of closing down… [Read More]
Written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, Brittany Runs a Marathon tells the story of a hard-partying woman (Jillian Bell) who is challenged to change her life when she receives a wake-up call from her doctor regarding her physical health. Motivated to lose weight, Brittany opts to train for the New York City marathon while taking the… [Read More]
“This is what you’d like to see in nature.” Gardens bring us pleasure, even if we have to work to keep them beautiful. Gardens bring a bit of nature close to us, even if it is in an artificial setting. But Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf seeks to make gardens that reflect nature. Filmmaker Thomas… [Read More]
What would you do if you lived on the streets and had to hide it in order to have a dream life with the one you love? Landing Up explores the dark underbelly of homelessness, eventually leaving the viewer with a nasty taste in their mouth.
In New York City, young LGBT people of color may take part in the Kiki scene. This has been chronicled by Sara Jordenö in her Spirit Award nominated (for “Truer than Fiction”) documentary Kiki.
“You must love this—living in a camper on the streets of New York spreading Christmas cheer.” In Christmas, Again Noel (Kentucker Audley) works the night shift at a New York City Christmas tree lot. He has worked here for the last few Christmases. But this year he is doing it without the woman who has… [Read More]