Posted on 09 October 2014
Gabriel fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now it’s on the festival circuit and you can see it in East Hampton at the Hamptons International Film Festival, October 9-13. I recommend it. Set on Long Island and in New York City, first time writer-director Lou Howe’s touching coming-of-age film about a mentally-ill young man features a terrific, thoughtful performance by Rory Culkin.
Posted on 01 October 2014
Two Faces of January fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. And as I wrote here last week, “This clever, atmospheric, splendidly acted, cat-and-mouse thriller is playing in New York city at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street and AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street. I also wrote: “Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel was adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Hossein Amini (Jude, Drive, Killshot, Wings of a Dove) and Amini’s directorial debut is impressive. Viggo Mortensen is Chester, a sophisticated and wealthy American, who has brought his young second wife, Colette, played by Kirsten Dunst, to do some sightseeing in Greece. They meet a likable penny-ante conman, Rydal, a smart, young, Greek-speaking American tour guide, played by Oscar Isaac.
Posted on 25 September 2014
Two Faces of January fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. This clever, atmospheric, splendidly acted cat-and-mouse thriller is opening in New York Friday at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street and AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street.
Posted on 18 September 2014
t’s a big week in the makeover of Dan Stevens, who memorably played Matthew Crawley until the kind, moral and handsome aristocrat was, surprisingly, killed off on Downton Abbey in 2012.
Posted on 12 September 2014
Joan Rivers’ untimely, shocking death has resulted in a run on her 2012 autobiography I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me. I hope it also calls attention to the splendid film documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work , which was made in 2010 by the terrific documentary team, Ricki Stern and Annie Sunberg. Rivers helped [...]
Posted on 04 September 2014
God Help the Girl fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. In fact, the debut feature by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the Scottish cult band Belle & Sebastian, would surely attract young people to the Bay Street Theater for a change.
Posted on 01 September 2014
The Genius of Marian fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now, I recommend that everyone watches Banker White’s intimate tribute to his mother (and grandmother) next Monday, September 8, when it plays on PBS’s POV documentary series.
Posted on 21 August 2014
Love Is Strange fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. Ira Sachs’ moving character piece opens this Friday in New York and L.A., and will expand to Long Island theaters on September 19. Sachs wrote the script with Mauricio Zacharias, his collaborator on his previous, semiautobiographical film, Keep the Lights On.
Posted on 17 August 2014
I met Wei Ling Chang several years at the Tribeca Film Festival when she was doing a reading of one of her scripts-in-progress. Impressed, I watched her chilling horror short Aunt Tigress and recognized a budding talent. So I am delighted that she has released her first feature, The Unlikely Girl, a splendid, sexy little [...]
Posted on 07 August 2014
I recently spent an enjoyable afternoon in Little Italy, in the basement party room of the restaurant Grotta Azzurra. I wasn’t there to dine but to watch the final day of shooting of the indie Seven Lovers, the much-anticipated third feature of writer-director Keith Boynton, and to speak to the leading lady and rising star, Erin Darke.