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Page One: Inside the New York Timesnew

Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One buffs the Grey Lady's image.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  06-17-2011  |  Movies

Discourteous Discoursenew

The social networking approach to film criticism is not about democracy.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-01-2010  |  Movies

Hero Worshipnew

A soldier’s tragic tale retold for maximum effect in 'The Tillman Story.'
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  08-19-2010  |  Reviews

Catherine Breillat Returns With Another Powerful Sexual Narrativenew

That drop of menstrual blood at the beginning of The Runaways recurs in Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat’s adaptation of the 17th-century Charles Perrault fairytale.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-25-2010  |  Reviews

On the Strange Symbiosis Between Publicists and Film Criticsnew

Greenberg, the big-budget mumblecore movie by Noah Baumbach, should enter the language as Woody Allen’s Zelig did — a title that goes beyond ethnic specificity to stand for a particular social disorder: the tendency toward vanity, suppression and censorship.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-18-2010  |  Movies

Eisner Doesn't Try For Symbolism and His Reboot is Better For Itnew

Breck Eisner’s remake of George Romero’s The Crazies is one of those movies dishonest critics use for target practice. It has no big names or budget that they feel compelled to respect and so disrespect inspires them to ignore its visual wit and skillful pacing.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-04-2010  |  Reviews

Wake Up and Smell the Oscars: They Stink!new

Everyone has their wakeup moment about the Academy Awards: A moment when you put away childish belief and realize it’s not at all about art but about popularity (as Sally Field once indicated and then got lambasted for her clarity).
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-04-2010  |  Movies

Landmark Film is an Answer to the Age of Snarknew

Dealing with Davy Mitchell’s rush to maturity makes Easier With Practice more than a story about a young man obsessed with a phone-sex relationship. Davy’s dilemma captures a classic emotional uncertainty many people know but that most movies avoid. It features a true shock of recognition.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  02-25-2010  |  Reviews

André Téchiné Explores Difficult Emotional Territory With Exquisite Detailnew

America may not be ready for André Téchiné’s superb new movie The Girl on the Train. To judge by the audience’s gasp at the film’s Lincoln Center world premiere last year, Téchiné’s signature interest in how race, class and sex intersect remains shocking.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  01-21-2010  |  Reviews

The Princess and the Frog Doesn't Bring Changenew

Hyped as offering the Walt Disney corporation's first African-American animated heroine, The Princess and the Frog actually refrains from expanding our social imagination.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-04-2009  |  Reviews

'Gentlemen Broncos' is a Personal, Daring Film That Captures Eccentric Americananew

Treading that thin line between empathy and pity that also distinguished Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, Hess deals with the oddball aspirations frequently felt by teenage loners who escape into the fantasy worlds of sci-fi.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-29-2009  |  Reviews

Michael Jackson's Genius is Brought Closer and Clarified in 'This Is It'new

Behind the tabloid image, Jackson's seen thinking, devising, improvising -- and performing masterfully. At age 50, Jackson was still a prodigy; possessed of protean talent and when in the company of collaborators he is inspired.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-29-2009  |  Reviews

Spike Jonze Turns Maurice Sendak's Classic Children's Book into an Adult Work of Artnew

Jonze's sensibility is an authentic development of the music-video era's generational split -- which is also an aesthetic split. He doesn't exploit pop rebellion but has a counter-intuitive slant on what's funny, sad, universal.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-15-2009  |  Reviews

Chris Rock Never Embraces the Nap in His Doc About African-American Hairnew

Good Hair is a mockumentary by accident because Rock pretends to explore the cultural phenomenon of how black women truly feel about their hair. Yet he relentlessly falls back on easy jokes and juvenile asides that mock the subject.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-08-2009  |  Reviews

Ricky Gervais Lands in Cloudcuckooland With 'Invention of Lying'new

Ricky Gervais, the film's star and co-writer/co-director, doesn't do philosophical scrutiny or hermeneutic analysis; he merely undermines religion using the glib condescension of Hollywood leftists who assume the only people who still believe in God live in fly-over America. A hostile new trend has begun.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-01-2009  |  Reviews

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