Steve McQueen's new film challenges audiences to view slavery from the inside out
A new type of NYC marathon
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
M83 Central Park Summerstage Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Being forced to watch that Victoria's Secret commercial over and over again. M83 are at a crossroads. Last fall's daringly expansive Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, coupled with its equally cinematic long-form video components, unabashed comm ... More >>
Fathers and sons in suck city
With Monday marking the midway point of my stay in Park City, here's a notebook dump on a few films I haven't had a chance to write about at length.
John Guare's A Free Man of Color
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
In the new movie The Extra Man--SPOILER ALERT!--Paul Dano plays a guy who likes to try on women's clothes. At the climax, he dons full drag for sex with a woman, at which point he realizes that this is awful and "I just want to be a man!"
Knight in verbal armor
mcbrooklynTed & Honey is smoking. A favorite of both Paul Dano and Gray Kunz, Ted & Honey Café is known for its fiercely locavoric and DIY ethos -- even the ketchup is made in-house. The Cobble Hill café has announced that it is now smoking all of its own meats, cheeses, and fish on the pr ... More >>
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in Par ... More >>
"I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude." Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>
Paul Dano discusses his latest role
An epic gusher, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood strikes oil, and then some
Prodigal playwright dries up, writes mediocre comedy
A "What's Wrong With America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies