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The Walk (2015)

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“And what’s this all for?” asks the U.S. Customs Agent.  Philippe Petit replies, “I’m going to hang a high wire between the World Trade Center Towers…and walk on it.”  The Customs Agent sarcastically responds, “Right.  Good luck.” French high-wire artist … Continue reading

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Metropolitan (1990)

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“Rick Von Slonecker is tall, rich, good looking, stupid, dishonest, conceited, a bully, liar, drunk and thief, an egomaniac, and probably psychotic.  In short, highly attractive to women,” says Nick Smith to his friends. Whit Stillman was a filmmaker that … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Report: 2014

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After a long week at work, one of the things I look forward to most on the weekend is attending a midnight movie.  The best spots for midnight movies in New York City today are still the Landmark Sunshine Cinema … Continue reading

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DP/30: Rick Rowley On ‘Dirty Wars’

Last July, I got to see Rick Rowley’s documentary Dirty Wars at the IFC Center in New York City.  The doc was co-written and produced by investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, who also wrote the book that inspired the film.  In … Continue reading

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‘Grave of the Fireflies’ & ‘Only Yesterday’

(For Takahata’s first two films, check out The Little Norse Prince & Chie the Brat) After the success of 1981’s Chie the Brat, Isao Takahata was hired to direct what would become 1989’s Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland (Telecom had … Continue reading