Post-9/11 lower Manhattan may end up looking more like Hollywood than Wall Street.
Though many financial firms have scattered uptown or to New Jersey in the wake of the terrorist attacks, at least three local filmmaking concerns-including Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center-are investigating how they can make New York’s movie business synonymous with lower Read More
George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , from a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on the book by Chuck Barris, plays out as an amusing parody of A Beautiful Mind (2001). But whereas the delusional creatures of Russell Crowe’s schizophrenic John Nash are little short of terrifying in the vivid, lifelike performances of Ed Read More
Where is Mary McCarthy now that we need her? Now that we seem to be entering into a moment in culture in which truth and fiction are routinely blurred to the point that an entirely new hybrid genre seems to have been created: one that might be called “triction.” A limbo realm with no fidelity Read More
Rockin’ Chicago Floored Me
by Rex Reed
Fabulous! Forgive me for that overworked adjective, but it’s about to get worked over again. It’s really the only one that accurately and consummately describes Chicago . As the Christmas countdown begins at the movies, all bets are off, release dates for opening-day reviews are by necessity Read More
Walking into the Midtown Diner with Chuck Barris on Presidents’ Day was like walking onto a television set for the kind of treacly special that Mr. Barris probably never would have produced in his television days: something called maybe Chuck Barris’ Holiday Homecoming , or Chuck Barris’ Triumphant Foray From His Apartment . Mr. Barris, Read More