Stephen Poleskie’s” The Bird Film” was described in The Village Voice as “allegorical slapstick.” That’s half right. While the comical chaos of the film certainly is slapstick, it’s hard to find much in the way of allegory, and this is to the film’s credit.
Can there be a field beyond “true” and “false” where we can meet and talk about “Exit Through the Gift Shop?” Danielle Winterton on breach texts.
“Black Swan” reveals an old-fashioned American stereotype of female sexuality that pits the virgin against the whore in the singular body of Nina, the dutiful ballerina played by Natalie Portman.
Local documentarian Sue Perlgut attempts to dispel some myths about what it means to work with a hospice provider with her new film “Beets and Beans: Living and Dying with Hospice,” screening this Thursday, Jan. 27, at Cinemapolis.
A short film full of red noses, “Clownation” screened at Silky Jones Saturday, January 22, and participants spent much of the evening clowning around. Photos by Ed Dittenhoefer
Stone’s second Wall Street movie was not merely a reflection of the director’s age-old prejudices, but an uncomfortable mirror exposing sweeping social trends that threaten to propel women back to their original pre-feminist roles, zapping us into the Stepford wives of the 1950s.
Josh Fox brings “Gasland,” his film about hydro fracking to Ithaca College Tuesday, Nov. 2 for a screening at 7:00pm. Fox will take questions from the audience following the film.
One can hope that a boy’s passion for the written word portrayed in “The Secret of Kells” will resonate with children of the digital age. Review by Kathryn Andryshak.
“A Town Called Panic,” now showing at Cinemapolis. Review by Katy Andryshak.
“Greenberg,” reviewed by Kathryn Andryshak