Lou Lumenick

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Kent Jones Leaves the Film Society of Lincoln Center: He's Okay, But Are the Rest of Us Fucked?

    Would you believe that even my hometown of Cincinnati--primarily noteworthy for Italianate townhouses, imploding professional sports teams, and homicide--supported a respectable repertory movie theater up until 1996? Once shuttered, the lease was grabbed by a Shakespeare Festival. Moviehouses closin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009

    Push Wins 3 Prizes at Sundance

    Last week we mentioned that the novel Push, written by Harlem schoolteacher and poet Sapphire and a popular multi-cultural reading assignment hereabouts, had been made into a film and was debuting at the Sundance Festival. Last night the film won the Festival's jury and audience awards in the U.S. d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    No "Sex" for You: The Sex and the City Premiere Freeze-out

    Sex and the City had its New York premiere last night, and more than a thousand fans were turned away because Radio City Music Hall was filled to capacity. The Daily News referred to the overbooking as "THEIR 'SEX'LESS NIGHT," while the Post simply mentioned the locked-out fans in its coverage of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    'Indy' Film: Spoiling the New Indiana Jones

    (Note: this is piece about spoilers, but does not contain any.) After ranting last week about the wall-to-wall coverage of the Sex and the City movie, it only makes sense to look at the front-page pimping of the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, which premiered yesterday at the Can ... More >>

  • Film

    February 13, 2007

    The Ultimate Chain Reaction

    Fischli and Weiss night at Anthology

  • Columns

    September 7, 2004