Adam Nayman

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  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    There are actually only three masterpieces in this program devoted to the late Taiwanese director Edward Yang, whose death last year at age 59 was a terrible loss for contemporary film culture (even if it didn’t warrant a mention during the ...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    The history of great dog-reaction shots spans from The Thin Man to I Am Legend; Dorota Kedzierzawska’s Time to Die, which screens as part of the ninth annual Los Angeles Polish Film Festival, resets the bar for canine thesping. I’m not...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Ed Gass-Donnelly (Click to enlarge) Oh, Canada: This Beautiful City “When we are onstage, we are in the here and now,” said the famed Russian acting coach — and Method-acting innovator — Konstantin Stanislavsky, by way of a...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Julie Christie may well earn a bookend Oscar for her performance as a woman in the grip of Alzheimer’s disease in Away From Her,but it’s the veteran Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, playing Christie’s stoically heartbroken husband,...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    That Alain Delon figures prominently in several of the titles featured at the American Cinematheque’s new series of vintage French crime films is no surprise. The now-78-year-old male accessory magnate and former Smiths record-sleeve cover b...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    The word visionary is often misapplied — recall the trailers last fall for Fur, from the “visionary ” director of Secretary — but the Polish filmmaker/poet/painter Lech Majewski earns the distinction for his singularly tran...