Monthly Archives: May 2012

Terrific Documentaries

Earlier this week I finally saw Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary that’s been showing in NYC since early March. I had intended to see it before now, but other films always got in the way. For instance, I saw … Continue reading

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Famous Monsters and Me

I’ve often wondered how and why my interests developed as they did. I grew up on a small farm in Iowa in the 50s, and experienced all that went with that. So maybe it’s odd – or maybe it makes … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Week – 5/6 to 5/12/12

Sunday, May 6. First Position at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center. Director/Producer: Bess Kargman. This award-winning documentary, which follows six young ballet dancers as they prepare for the final round of the Youth America Grand Prix dance competition, intends … Continue reading

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“Teddy Bear”

I have some hesitancy writing about a film that’s not opening in NYC until late August, but I liked Teddy Bear so much when I saw it this past March at the New Directors/New Films series that I wanted to … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Week – 4/30 to 5/5/12

Monday, April 30. The Raven at AMC Loews 84th Street. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, 2006). Not so good. John Cusack is credible as Edgar Allan Poe spending the last several days of his life trying to track … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “The Station Agent”

If you saw The Station Agent when it was released in 2003, you know how special it is. This was Writer-Director Tom McCarthy’s first feature. He has followed up with two strong films since, The Visitor (2008) and Win Win … Continue reading

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