David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love” and pictures including “The…
Michael Sladek's "BAM150" is a celebration of/advertisement for the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the occasion of its sesquicentennial, but runs out of storyline long before it runs out of footage.
In Steven Meyer's overfamiliar and underwhelming docu "Buried Prayers," a group of concentration-camp survivors return to the site of their traumatic memories, the Maidanek death camp in…
The 2010 lineup for the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 28th annual Next Wave Fest encompasses legit offerings.
Ric Burns' look at the life of Andy Warhol is well researched, packed with rarely seen footage and loaded with eloquent observations. Effusive praise of Warhol is overflowing. Art aficionados the…
Paying homage to an artist who's gone through as many shifts of shape as Joni Mitchell is certainly a challenge -- it's almost impossible to capture all the needed nuances, even in an expansive…
New York's ultratrendy Gen Art organization has often grappled more with identity than image. Is it a festival showcase? An arbiter of fashion taste? A fine-arts collective? Or the hippest party…
Adapting the autobiography of gay Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas, artist turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel has fashioned a dense, emotionally satisfying portrait of a man, a time and a place…
The creative artist, Laurie Anderson informed a doting, capacity crowd, has been rendered obsolete in the new cyberworld, replaced by a new figure, the "Content Provider."
Pianist Oscar Peterson is one of those artists who proves Laurie Anderson's assessment that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Superficially he approaches jazz like countless…