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* Art: Museum & Gallery Shows: Laying the Tracks Others Followed – Frank Stella’s Early Work at L&M Arts, by Roberta Smith

Posted by the editors on Friday, 27 April 2012

Art: Museum & Gallery Shows: Laying the Tracks Others Followed – Frank Stella’s Early Work at L&M Arts, by Roberta Smith:  The wonderfully sharp, perceptive Roberta Smith has written a review of the exhibition “Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings,” at L&M Arts gallery in New York, (through 2 June 2012).  Simply wonderful..

image: 2012 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Tom Powel Imaging, L&M Arts; article: Roberta Smith, The New York Times

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* Art: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Art: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum: From the Brooklyn Museum: “Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.

The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets..”  Essential, obviously.

Through July 8, 2012, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Bobby G. Can’t Swim – Directed by John-Luke Montias

Posted by the editors on Monday, 26 December 2011

Bobby G. Can’t Swim (1999)  Written, directed and starring John-Luke Montias, and others.  This indie drama, shot in a gritty, pre-clean-up, pre-gentrification Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, is the story of a small-time drug dealer and all-around loser, who, from error to calamity, and calamity to disaster, somehow remains naively optimistic, as do most all the film’s characters, despite their difficult, even marginal, lives.  Embodying what may be called the essence of indie films, Bobby G. Can’t Swim, is quirky, low-budget, and fresh, and its cinematography interesting, if not sophisticated.  The story, though nothing new, is interesting, though perhaps a bit too often the writing leaves something to be desired.  Nevertheless, for a glimpse of indie urban spirit with an edge, Bobby G. Can’t Swim is easy to watch, and rewarding, in its own modest manner. (PR)

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Marathon Man – Starring Dustin Hoffman & Laurence Olivier

Posted by the editors on Monday, 12 December 2011

Marathon Man (1976)    Directed by John Schlesinger ( Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Day of the Locust (1975)), starring Dustin Hoffman (Midnight Cowboy (1969), Straw Dogs (1971), Straight Time (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1988), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006))Roy Scheider (The French Connection (1971), All That Jazz (1979)) and Laurence Olivier (Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), Sleuth (1972), The Boys from Brazil (1978), and many, many others, of course).   This classic thriller is distinguished by some very good acting on the part of Hoffman, as Babe Levy, an emotionally confused, guilt-ridden and rather annoying history graduate student, and, of course, Laurence Olivier as Dr. Szell, a politely, coldly demonic ex-Nazi, gem-smuggling sadistic dentist.  Roy Scheider, as  Hoffman’s brother Doc, secretly an agent for a clandestine government agency, is really quite good, as well.  Marathon Man is also characterised by an effective use of place: New York, Paris, and very briefly South America, and a sensitivity to lighting, all of which contribute to an overall atmosphere essential to its success.  The plot is, shall we say, a bit confused, replete with double-crossing, triple-crossing and perhaps even more, and, in the end, Marathon Man may be a bit weak on logic.  But perhaps that’s not really the point, as the tension of scene after scene is more than palpable and the acting so very good. (PR)

See our previous posts on the films Sunday Bloody Sunday directed by John Schlesinger, Straw Dogs and Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman, and The French Connection with Roy Scheider.

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