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.
To be young, gifted, black, and lesbian in Dee Rees's Pariah
The Pixies, their generation's nostalgia-pimping gold standard. Photo by Jared GruenwaldIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes in for some belated nostalgia with the Pixies and Doolittle, Drew Hinshaw compares sexual pervert artistes R. Kelly and Devendra Banhart, Jason Buhrmester re ... More >>
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia. When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>
The film society
Teenager faces new country, new love in In Between Days
Redford vs. De Niro: Utah fest moves into Tribeca's backyard
All quiet on the Western front: The best fiction entries at Sundance '06 were also the smallest