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Afterlife Beckett: Prose in the footlights, plays on the big screen

Recent genre-crossing productions of Samuel Beckett’s work, seen at the Classic Stage Company and at the New York Film Festival, continue presenting fresh interpretations to new audiences of the Nobel laureate’s writing, a decade after his death.

Pusan Express: The 5th Pusan International Film Festival (Oct. 6-14, 2000)

Normally I’m just a geeky white boy living in Seoul, but every fall I turn into a super-action hero for a badass week or two.

Screening Chelsea Girls

I think I was 16 when I had my first experimental film experience. Shortly after my mother told me the story of how my father managed to seduce her into his downtown apartment (on the 5th date) with promises of a private 8mm film screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, I convinced my father to haul out the projector.

Brooklyn on Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Aside from several Italian horror movie directors, most folks might not consider Brooklyn a cinematic city. But fortunately for us, directors like Walter Hill, John Badham, Nick Gomez, Spike Lee have seen fit to represent for the rest of us.

No Winners Here: The Flawed Feminism of Girlfight

Perhaps not since the Rocky phenomenon of the ‘70s and ‘80s has it been so profitable for writers, artists, producers, and filmmakers to exploit the world of boxing.


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