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FILM: Don’t Blink- Robert Frank

In the world of art, photographer and film director Robert Frank is as iconic as he is difficult and reclusive and the new documentary Don’t Blink from director and collaborator Laura Israel manages to examine the artist, now aged 91 as he begrudgingly reflects on his life and work. The film follows the artist throughout his daily life while living More...

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By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016


This year’s Tribeca Film Festival showcased some of the most exhilarating films shown at any film festival in years. The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable More...

By Matthew Herzfeld On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

FILM: Hello My Name is Doris

A spirited-if-flawed inversion on a classic “coming-of-age” film, Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field is now in theaters following an initial showing at the SXSW Film Festival More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, April 14th, 2016

FILM: Angel of Nanjing

Chen Si believes in a certain ‘live-no-matter-what-personal-horrors-one-encounters’ ethos. It’s a good dose of individual responsibility mixed with the Communist philosophy that to commit suicide is as much More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, December 18th, 2015

FILM: Hitchcock/Truffaut

Kent Jones’s documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut is based around an interview filmmaker Francois Truffaut conducted with Alfred Hitchcock (which turned into a famous book of the same name) back in 1962. Reaching out More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters: P.B.S. Documentary

It’ll be hard for me to find a female vocalist I like better then Karen Carpenter. And even though her life ended tragically, the music she created with her brother Richard in their band The Carpenters, has stood More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a fantastic documentary, telling the story of the National Lampoon from its start in 1970 as a magazine, through that magazine’s stuttering then More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FILM: Jellyfish Eyes

I’ve been a fan of the artwork of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and his “superflat” pop-art inspired characters, so the potential to see them come alive in his new directorial debut Jellyfish Eyes was an More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

FILM: Best of Enemies

Back in 1968, of the three major T.V. networks vying for prime time Nelson-rated viewership, ABC was third down the list. They needed ratings and bad. A plan to boost their standing came in the form of offering More...

By Julie Kocsis On Thursday, August 13th, 2015

FILM: Mistress America

With such recent films as Frances Ha, While We’re Young, and now his latest, Mistress America, filmmaker Noah Baumbach really seems to have established himself as The Storyteller of post-9/11 New York City and More...