They Hate Us for our Freedom Fries

They Hate Us for our Freedom Fries

Fourth of July Counter-Programming Marching bands, fireworks, and war movies – all kinds of patriotic pap will be beamed to your television machines this weekend. Gary Cooper will win World War I single-handedly on TCM, the Macy’s Fireworks show will be on NBC if it...
Sandra Ng Double Feature

Sandra Ng Double Feature

The 13th New York Asian Film Festival began Friday, so it’s time to see Hong Kong triad movies, Korean dramas, and cryptic Japanese movies about swordsmen and alienated teenagers. Also there are guest stars – thanks to those Korean/Hong Kong/Taiwan Cultural Service...
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema

The glory days of Neorealism and the Spaghetti Western are long gone, but la vita in Italia goes on, you know? People still make movies, but they rarely get distributed here in Gli Stati Uniti. Now the Film Society of Lincoln Center comes to our rescue, with their...