"Liquid Sky is one of the most visually ambitious films ever made about fashion, heroin, New Wave clubs, UFO saucers, ordering Chinese food and having them put it on your tab, the Empire State Building, androgyny, neon and tin foil. The 1982 cult classic may be the perfect embodiment of camp. "
The Awl talks to the director of the film about his plans for a sequel.
Yesterday, the Village Voice fired J. Hoberman,
long-time champion of independent and experimental film (and its senior film critic of 24 years). Hoberman promises that there's a blog
in his future. The Voice has an archive
of his writing for them since 1998. Here are his Top 10 lists for the years 1977 to 2006
, and here they are for 2007
, and 2011
. Here is a compilation
of his advice for aspiring film critics. A critic who came of age in an era when the lines between "film critic" and "film scholar" were blurrier, Hoberman has also written books about American movies and the Cold War
and the forgotton history of Yiddish cinema
interviews with him
about his work.
Have you ever gotten lost in the Myst-inspired architecture of Anthology Film Archives’ website, or struggled awkwardly with the Chinese puzzle box-construction of BAMcinematek’s calendars? Have you ever circled the block at Lincoln Plaza in search of the secret entrance to the fabled Walter Reade Theater? (Hint: look behind the waterfall.) Have you found yourself asking time and again, “What the fuck is Union Docs?”
The brainchild of critic Paul Brunick
, Alt Screen
is a new site billed as "a comprehensive digital resource covering film exhibitions and related special events in the New York City area." The contributing editors include blogger Jim Emerson
, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
] and Nathan Lee
(apparently coming out of retirement
I work as a film location scout in New York City.
My day is basically spent combing the streets for interesting and unique locations for feature films. In my travels, I often stumble across some pretty incredible sights, most of which are ignored every day by thousands of New Yorkers in too much of a rush to pay attention.
As it happens, it's my job to pay attention, and I've started this blog to keep a record of what I see.
Big Fun in the Big Town
Incredible German-produced documentary on hip hop and NY street culture from 1986. Features interviews and performances from Grandmaster Flash, Doug E Fresh, Run DMC, Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie, Schoolly D, and more.
Filming for Spiderman, the Movie, is underway
and going on all this week at various spots in New York. Here are some set pictures
of Peter Parker's house and shots of Spiderman
saving a baby from a burning building. (clicking links will lead to spoiler pictures and a few plot summaries.)