‘There Will Be Blood’ Wins L.A. Film Critics; Which New York Wave Director Will Sweep the NYFCA?
The Coens or Julian Schnabel?
The Coens or Julian Schnabel?
"A classroom presentation on a seven-figure budget."
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The New York Times theater critic is at his snooty best in dismissing Fuerzabruta.
Jeremy McCarter pans the revival. What did John Simon think of the original?
The longtime NYT architecture critic is remembered by Justin Davidson.
Game, set, match, New York Post.
It ain't exactly Cahiers du cinéma.
What does Alessandra Stanley watch as a palate cleanser?
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We’re still scratching our heads over an essay in Slate today, in which a British journalist, fretting over what he considers the unseemliness of today’s food writing, declares himself out of the game. Is it for real? Something about the piece had the whiff of a put-on, like Ernie Kovacs’s poet character, Percy Dovetonsils, or one of those stuffy authority figures who get hit with a pie in a TV commercial appealing to teenagers. “The food writing that’s in vogue today consists chiefly of a bellow of bravado,” writes Paul Levy, formerly of the British newspaper The Observer. Today’s food writers, he says, “thrive on the undertow of violence they detect in the professional kitchen, and like to linger on the unappetizing aspects of food preparation. The gross-out factor trumps tasting good as well as good taste.” Is he kidding?
New York's former theater critic and his problem with Iam McKellen's junk.
And of course, it's Homer Simpson who helps.
"Highly amusing," he called it.
Lousy reviews in the trades for this year's winner of the Golden Lion.
Why Winehouse jumped rehab and Justin Timberlake can't jump.
Astoria: The owners of Sai Organics health-food store have opened an organic restaurant in the old Keystone Diner spot on 30th Avenue near 31st Street. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: The prices of Gemma’s rustic fare are shocking “and not in a Kobe/Gilt kind of way.” [Gastro Chic] Meatpacking District: PM may lose its liquor license soon if complaining neighbors sway the community board. [Down by the Hipster] Midtown East: Menchanko-Tei has been closed by the Department of Health. [Midtown Lunch] Soho: Jerry’s diner has closed, but the owner may be looking for a new space. [Eater] Tribeca: Peat Week at Brandy Library starts August 20 bringing a series of public “peated” Scotch tastings and special menu offerings. [Brandy Library] Pomodoro’s II on West Broadway at Murray Street will soon share its space with a Cheesesteak Factory Express. [Grub Street] West Village: Reservations by phone are required if you want to eat the last of the Chianina steak at Maremma only on offer through next Friday. [Grub Street]
We’ve assembled a handy guide to complaints about the movie; read close, and you’ll see the shape of the inevitable backlash.