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  • Review: 'Two Lovers'

    Review: 'Two Lovers'
    Set during a gray Brighton Beach winter, "Two Lovers" begins with the solid shape of Joaquin Phoenix lumbering down a pier, a bag of dry cleaning slung over his shoulder. We don't know who he is or anything about him, really, but for the heavy resignation...
  • 'Sixty Six': Acting makes memoirish film feel alive

    Inspired by director Paul Weiland's childhood, notably a fraught bar mitzvah that coincided with the 1966 World Cup final, the British comedy "Sixty Six" recalls Neil Simon, but the good Neil Simon—the one who delivered commercial mainstream...
  • Movie review: Two Lovers -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Two Lovers -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Two Lovers is a melancholy love triangle played in a melodramatic key — an age old tale of "She loves him, he loves another, but that other loves a married man." The twists here are intentional and coincidental. The man torn between two women is...
  • Director James Gray is resigned after losing his muse Joaquin Phoenix

    Filmmaker James Gray sighs the sigh of that 1,000th Joaquin Phoenix question. It's not a sigh of impatience but of resignation. When your A-list star, your muse in three movies, abruptly announces his "retirement" from acting after finishing your...
  • 8th District: Jerry Nadler

    Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's Eighth Congressional district. The Eighth, one of the most diverse districts in the nation, includes Manhattan's West Side below 89th Street, Lower Manhattan, and areas of Brooklyn including Borough Park,...
  • Surveillance Video Captures 17-Mile Dragging Death of NYC Pedestrian

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WPIX) -- It's being called a horrific tragedy that leaves New Yorkers questioning just how something like this could happen. According to the New York Police Department, a pedestrian crossing a street in Corona, Queens early Wednesday...
  • Pedestrian Struck, Dragged 17 Miles

    BRIGHTON BEACH, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A driver is being questioned by police Wednesday after it was discovered he struck a pedestrian in the Corona section of the Queens and dragged him 17 miles away to Brooklyn. According to police, the incident unraveled...
  • Movie Review: Two Lovers

    Can we talk for a minute about: Joaquin Phoenix? So he's quitting acting to be a rap star now. (I smell a mockumentary in the works, but we'll see.) The bigger question is whether anyone will miss him. Decide for yourself by watching James Gray's...
  • CHICAGOAN OF THE YEAR 2008 | THEATER: Cromer pushes into the directorial spotlight

    CHICAGOAN OF THE YEAR 2008 | THEATER: Cromer pushes into the directorial spotlight
    David Cromer does not run one of Chicago's many famous theaters. A blunt perfectionist with an inclination toward the irascible, he's definitely not known for his skill at the schmooze. And, at 44, he's a bit too long in the tooth for such labels as...
  • Aretha Franklin Breaks Ribs in Fall, Cancels Brooklyn Shows

    Aretha Franklin Breaks Ribs in Fall, Cancels Brooklyn Shows
    Aretha Franklin says she's recovering from a fall and will miss two free concerts in Brooklyn – and an 80th birthday gala for Rep. Charles Rangel. Franklin's office says the Queen of Soul broke ribs and has abdominal pain from Sunday's fall. Franklin...
  • Cops Seek Group Of Men Who Pilfered 58 Cell Phones From 10 Brooklyn Wireless Stores

    Cops Seek Group Of Men Who Pilfered 58 Cell Phones From 10 Brooklyn Wireless Stores
    Cops are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a group of young men responsible for stealing 58 cell phones from 10 wireless stores over the past three months in Brooklyn. The group have targeted nine AT&T and T-Mobile stores, as...