As film journalists gird for next week's Tribeca Film Festival, it's useful to recall the invective recently inspired by the city's other major film fest. The 2009 New York Film Festival, presented last fall by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, was the first under the administrative leaders ... More >>
The difference between Arthur Miller and the playwrights of today? For one thing, they're not doing Marilyn Monroe. For another, Miller got decent coin for what he did in his day, as one of the few prominent guys who did. Now, playwrights have to fight for their cash where they can get it.
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 clos ... More >>