In December of 1973, the New York Times film critic Howard Thompson, known for his pithy critiques, reviewed a rather strange-looking French animated film called “Fantastic Planet.” In his review, he says this of Fantastic Planet: “The story itself is a sci-fi honey, with tiny earthlings ‘from a destroyed planet’ dominated as pets or outcasts … Continue reading “Fantastic Planet,” A Strange and Mostly Unknown Film
If you don’t venture to Astoria often, I highly recommend it for this view alone. This was taken from Astoria Park. Also, Astoria’s Greek food is second to none. Try the saganaki, anywhere you can get it. Trust me on this. Continue reading The RFK Bridge
For those of you who were kind enough to stop by, read a little sumthin sumthin and even leave a comment – thanks so much! You keep reading and I’ll keep publishing my particular brand of nonsense. I am reading all of your comments and I’m planning on replying soon, but there are quite a … Continue reading Thanks!
Recently, I’ve been getting emails about my stagnant blog and this brings up two points: 1) I really need to write more, and 2) I’m shocked anyone actually reads this. Thanks! I’m working on it. I’ve been busier than usual, but I will start posting again. What have I been so busy with exactly? I … Continue reading I’m working on it…
So instead of posting every few hours or even every day like most people, I’ve apparently decided to post something every six months. Maybe to make my pearls of wisdom even that more rarefied? I don’t know. I’m not sure what the game plan was there, but I’m sure it had something to do with the government. … Continue reading Pace yourself.
Yeah, you read it correctly. And the title is self-explanatory. Quell your curiosity and your inner voyeur and watch this exhibition, peep-show style. June 24th – 26th 2009 Buy tickets at $25 here More info here. Continue reading The Lonely, Post-Modern, Artsy-Fartsy Peep Show
If you’re bored with the regular line-up this summer and want something new to experience, why not try out these odd-themed film festivals? Come on, you’ve got nothing better to do. The Bicycle Film Festival – Come celebrate bicycles through film, art and music. This festival has a bunch of cool events, bikes shows and … Continue reading Two Interesting Film Festivals in June
With all of this Prop 8 nonsense, I couldn’t help but think, what is wrong with everyone? So , I compiled a list of films I think display the universality of being human, regardless of whom you love, and flavorwire (flavorpill.com’s sister blog site) obliged my whims and published it. http://flavorwire.com/23103/its-a-love-fest#more-23103 This is by no … Continue reading My post on Flavorwire.com
One of the most unrecognized New York City Parks is Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a unique park used mostly by artists as an exhibition and performance space, but also used for other cool events, like a kite-making class (I know!) and the upcoming State Fair in May. This summer, starting in July, they’ll … Continue reading Socrates Sculpture Park. Never heard of it.