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Art -The Inner Strength of Joan Didion, The Center Will Not Hold— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

November 07, 2017

The Inner Strength of Joan Didion,
The Center Will Not Hold—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Part chronicle of an iconic American writer, part love story, the new Netflix documentary, The Center Will Not Hold, sketches the literary trajectory of writer, wife, mother and magical thinker Joan Didion with an objective reverence that belies the relationship between her filmmaker nephew, Griffin Dunne and subject... read more >

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Film - The Big Short- A Series About Why Short Films Matter, A Film Review

October 26, 2017

The Big Short-
A Series About Why Short Films Matter

Review by Jennifer Parker

Once upon a time going to the movies meant seeing a short film before the main feature. That was last century, we are in 2017 and the short film has emerged as an exciting cinematic medium that even has its own Oscar category. It’s a way for filmmakers to prove they’re worth financing a bigger budget... read more >

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Art - Deep in the Heart of Chelsea, SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP— A Film Review

October 22, 2017

Deep in the Heart of Chelsea
SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP—-

Review by Jennifer Parker

A spellbinding profile of a New York icon, SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP by directing duo Anthony&Alex distills the milieu of Bartsch’s quotidian stasis between humanity and authority. Whether Susanne Bartsch was anointed or appointed “Queen of the Night” and patron saint of LGBTQ advocacy and inclusion is no less important than her ability to throw a rockus party where the only criteria for entry is making the effort to be fabulous... read more >

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Art - Basquiat—The Unanswerable Answer to the Art World - Film

October 07, 2017

Basquiat—The Unanswerable Answer to the Art World
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is Sara Driver’s first feature in almost twenty—five years. She opens with a shot from her husband, Jim Jarmusch’s film, Permanent Vacation—a pre Rudy Giuliani Lower Manhattan—dirty, almost abandoned, broken windows, as if all the colors bled in the wash and everyone forgot to care... read more >

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Film -  The Big Picture, Faces Places, A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

October 03, 2017

The Big Picture
Faces Places

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Faces Places transforms the quotidian into objects of fascination. The meta documentary is a film about the process of making art yet the subjects are so lacking in narcissism that it’s a delight to watch... read more >

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Gaga for Bobbi Jene, Bobbi Jene— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

September 22, 2017

Gaga for Bobbi Jene,
Bobbi Jene—

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Bobbi Jene sees the possibility of a body in motion where others see a concrete wall. She finds inspiration for choreography in not what is mundane but what is foundational to modern human existence—to physical building materials that protect us... read more >

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FILM - There’s Something About Brad, Brad’s Status— A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

September 07, 2017

There’s Something About Brad
Brad’s Status—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Ben Stiller is all grown up. I mean it. He plays the role of Brad Sloan in Brad’s Status with absolute gravitas. It isn’t an easy role. Much of the dramedy (gag, someone please come up with a better word!) relies on Brad’s interior dialogue. Round shouldered, slow to smile, introspective, self-critical but not self-loathing is a lot to put on a protagonist... read more >