DOC NYC 2023 Part 1: Social Issue Docs & “The Smell of Money”

    This year’s DOC NYC, the biggest documentary film festival in the U.S., didn’t have as many blockbuster docs as last year (“The Beauty and the Bloodshed,” for example) or as many films about the arts (my own favorite doc sub-genre) but, as usual, the slate was huge (over 100 films) and full of insightful and piercing examinations of social and cultural issues in this...

    “Waikiki” at Regal Union Square Oct. 27

    A friend of mine used to always observe that if he ever visited Hawaii he'd probably never leave. After watching Christopher Kahunahana's indie feature "Waikiki" he might reconsider. Instead of the natural splendor one associates with this neighborhood of Honolulu, "Waikiki" depicts a space filled with the constant and irritating noise of high rise construction, a beach threatened by erosion and a neighborhood favored...

    Miklós Jancsó Retrospective at Metrograph Theater

    In 2020 six of Jancsó’s films were restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive and they begin a theatrical run at New York City’s Metrograph theater January 14.

    Top 10 Mystery Novels: Oct. 18, 2021

    Here are the top ten bestselling mystery novels for this week, according to Publishers Weekly.

    Scary Monsters: Comics for Halloween

    Two brilliant recent graphic novels about monsters. Published earlier this year, Barry Windsor-Smith has been working on this graphic novel for 35 years and met...

    Night Vision Goggles

    Every spy and detective could  benefit from a good pair of night vision goggles. There are some very expensive ones out there but this...