‘Pelham 123’: one of the best NYC movies

If you’re the type of movie buff who won’t watch a classic unless it’s available on Blu Ray, I’ve got good news for you — the terrific 1974 thriller “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” has been

‘Red-Blooded’: celeb shots with a difference

The Amphoto Books division of Penguin Random House has released “Red-Blooded American Male,” a collection of celebrity photographer Robert Trachtenberg’s striking and sometimes slightly off-kilter

‘Himself and Nora’: musical love story

Jonathan Brielle’s musical about the long relationship between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle – “Himself and Nora” – only had a brief run at the Minetta Lane Theatre last summer, but the score has been

‘Fleabag’: aggressively unpleasant ‘comedy’

The rise of cable and streaming series has freed writers and producers from the content restrictions that have hampered commercial television since its birth. With no advertisers to worry about, TV

‘Crisis’: minor, but funny Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s TV series debut, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” which was released for streaming via Amazon on Friday, received some of the most withering reviews the 80-year-old writer-director-actor has

20 fabulous years in the life of New York City

A very pleasing combination of first-rate text and wonderfully chosen illustrations, the Vendome Press book “New York Mid-Century 1945-1965” takes us through one of the peak periods in the history of

A love letter to Greenwich Village

Universe published a wonderful book, “Greenwich Village Stories,” about the endless possibilities and multitude of personalities that have been a part of one of the most fabled neighborhoods in New

‘The Grand’: binge-watching, British-style

Like almost everyone else, I’ve been knocked out by the ever-rising quality of American television – from “The Sopranos” almost 20 years ago, through new hits such as “Transparent” and “Mr. Robot.”