Monthly Archive for August, 2008

: August, 2008

The man who gave Warhol & Fellini ideas

Director Mary Jordan restores the reputation of a major avant garde artist of the 1950s and ’60s in the documentary “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis,” which will be released on DVD Tuesday

From the specific to the universal

“Animals Out of Paper” is a terrific new play by Rajiv Joseph that is being presented through Sunday at the Second Stage Theatre’s small uptown space (at 76th and Broadway). Although I have been

Getting back to Coney

The “New York before Disney” film series at the Fairfield Theatre Company is continuing tonight at 7 p.m. with a free screening of the 1979 Walter Hill gang drama, “The Warriors.” The movie had its

Be careful what you wish for

The genie-in-a-bottle mythology we’ve all enjoyed in movies and on the “I Dream of Jeannie” TV series is both debunked and expanded in a charming new comedy that is being presented at the New York

Bridgeport doesn’t play itself

Just as good film actors are valued for their ability to portray a multitude of different characters, many of the “locations” we see in movies are real places that are pretending to be somewhere else.

Culture clash in Queens

A new film about the struggles of Mexican immigrants in Queens — “Amexicano” — will be sneak previewed tomorrow night at 7:30 by the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society. Director and producer Matthew

A supporting player who should be the star

“Entourage” has managed to run on HBO almost as long as “Sex and the City” did, but you don’t hear many people talking very enthusiastically about the series. When it was launched four years ago, the

When men write romance novels

“The Boy in the Basement” shows us what happens when a struggling young male writer decides to adopt a female pen name to produce a commercial romance novel about four college women who turn the

‘The insane asylum meets the porno site’

The headline above is “security chief” Sorin Mihalache’s remarkably accurate assessment of a “model house” about halfway through the first episode of the new season of “The Janice Dickinson Modeling

The stuff nightmares are made of

Having read the Joyce Carol Oates novella “Zombie” several years ago, I sort of knew what I was getting into last night at the first New York International Fringe Festival performance of an adaptation