Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll loveā€¦ Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : Erica Abeel


Blog Post Results (1-20 of 89)

FILTER RESULTS

Erica Abeel: In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

Erica Abeel: In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

Erica Abeel: Gatsby for Dummies

We're best off viewing Luhrmann's Gatsby as a handbook for theme parties for the 1 percent. And think of future adaptations from the literate age Lhurmann might consider.

Erica Abeel: Gore Vidal and Cutting Through the Fog

I'm often struck by how American feature films -- both studio and indie -- seem to unfold in a social/political vacuum. When was the last time you saw one that took a political perspective, or even account of the larger world beyond the personal conundrums of the characters?

Erica Abeel: A True-life Thriller About America's Covert Wars

Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?

Erica Abeel: Interview With the Creators of Stoker

Now with Stoker, maestro of mayhem Park has staked an outpost in English-language film. It's a deliciously unhinged exercise in stylish horror studded with a stellar cast including Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode.

Erica Abeel: At the Joyous Gotham Awards, Indie Film Celebrates its Own

In the balcony, spirits soared. Indie filmmakers labor long and hard to secure financing for their projects so when it comes time to play, pop those corks!

Erica Abeel: At the Joyous Gotham Awards, Indie Film Celebrates its Own

In the balcony, spirits soared. Indie filmmakers labor long and hard to secure financing for their projects so when it comes time to play, pop those corks!

Erica Abeel: Silence in the House of God, or When the Trail Leads to the Top

Alex Gibney, preeminent documentarian and a specialist in the abuse of power, weighs in with the superb Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, which tackles the subject of child sex crimes and cover-up in the Catholic church...

Erica Abeel: In New Film, an Eccentric Genius Outwits the Nazis and Creates an Orchestra

Orchestra of Exiles chronicles the course of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, from his years as a child prodigy to the most celebrated fiddler in Europe at a moment when the Nazis were taking over the continent.

Erica Abeel: "The Gatekeepers"and Shin Bet Deliver the Goods

Israel has quickly become an entertainment powerhouse that has given us In Treatment and the original Homeland, along with the two marvelous films that made the NYFF. We eagerly await the latest from Ari Folman. His Waltz with Bashir was also distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

Erica Abeel: Tabu and the Arrival of a Master Filmmaker

A universe apart, Tabu conveys romantic longing among the foothills of Mount Tabu, where lovers play out their affair under the eyes of a watchful, mystical crocodile. Unlike the treacly The Artist, Tabu places demands on the viewer. Can American filmgoers embrace this rapturous film?

Erica Abeel: At the 50th New York Film Festival You Root for the Fish!

For its 50th edition, the New York Film Festival has pulled out all the stops with an array of films that highlight the enormous range and versatility of cinema. Here's a list of must-sees from among films I've viewed so far.

Erica Abeel: Toronto Wrap: A Dissenting View and the Rest of the Best

Against the tsunami of praise for The Master, a period piece about the roots of Scientology by Paul Thomas Anderson, allow a minority dissenting voice.

Erica Abeel: Toronto Diary: Terence Malick Meets Israel's Gatekeepers

Granted, maybe Affleck and especially Kurylenko go overboard with the frolicking and gamboling in Malick's idiosyncratic take on lovers. But you don't need religion to savor this hymn about profane and sacred love -- and about light, maybe the film's central subject.

Erica Abeel: Toronto Diary: From Golden Abs to the Wit of Noah Baumbach

I'm sure Baumbach must hate all the comparisons to Girls. Sure, there's overlap -- basically Frances and friends are the same privileged-but-broke whites from good colleges -- but a few years older, so being at loose ends ups the an...

Erica Abeel: Toronto Diary or "Who's Vronsky?"

I arrived in Toronto on a muggy afternoon to be blown away by Joe Wright's adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. But Wright should brace for some critical roughing up.

Erica Abeel: Women Filmmakers Ready to Rock Toronto

Now Toronto is upon us, with its brain-scrambling lineup of 300 films, a healthy 90 by women directors -- up more than 20 percent from last year's fest. Of the 17 high-profile Galas, 6 titles are by women.

Erica Abeel: The Bastille Topples While a Servant Girl Lusts for the Queen

In Jacquot's reading, the sexual intrigue in this court is woman to woman. Sidonie's watchful devotion is seeded with envy over the queen's homoerotic attachment to Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen whom Jacquot brought to stardom in A Single Girl).

Erica Abeel: Post Rome, a Mellower Woody Allen Opens Up

We were at the press day for Woody Allen's To Rome with Love and you had to love the guy. Below, six intriguing revelations about Woody Allen that emerged from the press day.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC