Finally, something that combines the two great loves of twee urban foodies--foraging for local ingredients and melancholy independent cinema. Now, Forager was filmed in all five NYC boroughs, as well as parts of the Hudson Valley and New Jersey. The concept? A couple makes a living foraging wild ... More >>
A discerning film distributor and a passionate cinephile, Kino International president Donald Krim died of cancer last Friday at the age 65. The news reached many who knew him during the award presentation Sunday night at the Cannes Film Festival when the Israeli director Joseph Cedar, whose ... More >>
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost.
Evidently inspired ... More >>