Steve Almond Insists Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life For the past eight years Steve Almond has been racking a succession of collections that are suitable for praising. From his first book of short stories (My Life in Heavy Metal) to his last look at whatever the hell he wanted ((Not That You Asked)), [...]
Documentaries about filmmakers are like catnip to a movie buff like myself. Films like The Kid Stays in the Picture, based on the book by legendary producer Robert Evans, and Tell Them Who You Are, about cinematographer Haskell Wexler, give viewers a rare peek into the life and career of individuals who have left an [...]
The Fight Doctor, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco Brings Us Tales from the 5th Street Gym. Back before South Beach became known for its models and bottles, and well after its initial heyday, there existed a place unlike any other on earth….
Beginning this weekend, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF), now in its twelfth edition, brings lavender-tinged images front and center on local movie screens.
Through the eyes of the beholder, beauty can easily be captured behind the lens of a camera, or at least that is how Miami born Aaron Davidson takes the escapades of his surrounding world. The twenty year old Miami/Dade College student adapted to the concepts of cinematography by exploring his creativity with a camera during [...]
From a distance, South Beach’s famed coastline is speckled with a parade of beautiful seaside partisans and memorable waters glistening for miles on end, but with an eye for detail, it’s hard to see anything beyond the scattered remnant’s of an uncaring beach-goer. Litter stretches along the sands of this once charming destination and we [...]
One more art space had added its name to the roster of fine art galleries in the Design District. The godonAmerica Showroom at 1 NE 40th Street has hit the floor running and is ready for business. “It’s a big step for us” said artist Alain Godon, who originally hails in from France but presently [...]
For a movie lover, few pleasures match the discovery of a new talent. The thrill that comes from witnessing the arrival of a previously unknown filmmaker or performer to the international scene gives goose bumps to even the most jaded cinemaniac. That’s the feeling I got when I saw the lovely and captivating Noomi Rapace [...]
James W. Hall Gives Us Silencer In a perfect world I would’ve spilled all kinds of ink over James W. Hall’s Silencer (St. Martin’s $24.99) back at the end of January when it first racked. After all, it is James W. Hall, a wily wordslinger of whom I’ve glowing written about on more than a [...]
What draws us toward movies dealing with mentally unstable people? Is it the chance to see familiar faces flex their acting muscles? Or do these films also tap into a primal urge to explore darker, unrestrained aspects of our psyche from the comfort of our theater seat? Three recent releases from internationally renowned directors peer [...]
On a recent Caribbean cruise, I can truthfully state that I was very pleasantly surprised to sit in on a glass-blowing demonstration. We were meandering on the highest deck of the Celebrity Solstice two weeks ago, searching for a peaceful spot (no direct sun, no noise, no high winds, no crowds), in order to get [...]