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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

FILM REVIEW: ‘Wildcat’ directed by Ethan Hawke

“Anybody who’s survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” — Flannery O'Connor

LEONARD QUART: On politics and films

I’m struck by how different the very personal and deeply felt Akerman film is from the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated “Joker.”

FilmColumbia: Gorgeous, inspiring ‘Varda by Agnes’ highlights Varda’s joie de vivre

This autobiographical film is the best cinema studies course imaginable.

Extra Special – 1.5 seconds of fame in Lenox

I review the do's and don’ts of being a Movie Extra. Do bring snacks. Do be positive. Don’t try to stand out. Do arrive early. Don’t look into the camera and wave “Hi Mom!”

On the death of an artist and friend: Jonathan Baumbach remembered

It’s not Jonathan the man I want to write about, but how he defined himself as an artist, which he saw as a moral imperative—his life’s prime and most passionate commitment.

AMPLIFICATIONS: ‘Woodstock’ on my mind

That love affair with film never ended. For the most part, the quality of the movies I watched improved, but I could still be found at Ed Wood retrospectives and just adoring the exploitation movies of Charles Band.

AMPLIFICATIONS: The Academy Awards

I can’t be objective, not when it comes to movies. Years ago I would sometimes watch four movies a day when I worked as a film critic.

William H. Swan, 90, of Monterey, stage and screen actor

Bill lived the life of his dreams and he always expressed gratitude for that. He will always be remembered as the ultimate gentleman and an icon of class and style.

FILM REVIEW: 90 minutes in the woods with ‘Leave No Trace’

My selfish wish is that Granik worked a little faster; she’s released only four movies in fourteen years, and these days I’m hungry for artists who focus on the heart.

Movies, high heels and the big hurt

Go ahead, roll your eyes, but even in my 20s, I would cringe as I watched actresses run in high heels.

ON FILM: ‘Molly’s Game,’ portrait of a high stakes life

Molly's Game is the story of a charming, adaptable, ambitious woman with brilliant math and organizational skills and an omnivorous ability to learn new things.

LEONARD QUART: A comeuppance for predatory men

The public exposure of the predatory politicians, actors, TV personalities who harassed girls, women, (and boys) should have happened a long time ago.

REVIEW: 55th New York Film Festival, Part II

"Lady Bird" is the debut feature film by actress Greta Gerwig, known especially as the lead in Noah Baumbach's recent films. It's a girl's coming-of-age movie, a genre as rare as hens' teeth. Baumbach's latest film, 'The Meyerowitz Stories,' was also featured in the festival.

REVIEW: 55th annual New York Film Festival, Part I: The work of remarkable women

For me Anges Varda’s ‘Faces Places’ is very appealing and worth the effort of a trip to the city to see, if it doesn't show up at the Triplex.

FILM REVIEW: ‘Bar Bahar’ (‘In Between’), a courageous film about Israeli-Palestinian relationships

This acclaimed first feature film definitely challenges our preconceived notions of Palestinian life in Israel.

FILM REVIEW: ‘Alive and Kicking,’ the real happiness of swing dancing

No red carpet. No press. No jealousy. Just plain massive delight in someone else’s achievement. Just plain human warmth.
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