‘The Social Network’: the genius of David Fincher

I’ve seen more than one review of “The Social Network” that compares this amazing film with “Network” because of the way it satirizes technology and the people who serve it. When I caught up with the
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‘Saxophone Colossus’: Sonny Rollins in images and words

One of the best marriages in pop culture has been between jazz and photography. The pictures of ace cameramen like William Claxton have helped to preserve the performance style of musicians who
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‘Lucia’ or: why is Hollywood so infantile about sex?

America probably leads the world in the production of hard-core pornography, but when it comes to the depiction of sex in mainstream entertainment we are still way behind Europe and Asia. The other
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Coming: Jessica Speart’s ‘Winged Obsession’

Although it will not be in stores until April, I received a William Morrow promotional galley of “Winged Obsession” by Jessica Speart several weeks ago. Most readers are unaware of the long and
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‘Office Hours’: The Bats take on A.R. Gurney

One of the largely unsung pleasures of downtown theatergoing in Manhattan is watching the work of the resident troupe — The Bats — at Jim Simpson’s The Flea Theatre on White St. Artistic director
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How TV ‘mind snatched’ the world 60 years ago

You might remember Eric Burns from his long and valiant service as the host of the media commentary program, “Fox News Watch,” one of the few shows on that zany network that lived up to its
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‘Ella’: two great singers meet at Long Wharf

You don’t want to miss “Ella,” a play with music, that is at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven through Oct. 17. The show is a tribute to and an examination of the life and career of one of the greatest
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‘The Heist’ from ‘Pelham 123’ to ‘Jackie Brown’

Manhattan’s indispensable non-profit arthouse, Film Forum, is launching a three-week series devoted to one of my favorite movie genres — “The Heist.” Caper stories have been told within the context of
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