Computer Chess reviewed by Armond White for CityArts

By Armond White Whatever else is going on in Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess (now playing at Film Forum), it is also–unmistakably–a satire on film culture’s extinction. The weird weekend gathering of chess and computer geeks at an early 80s conference (they’re testing whether a machine can outplay a human being) …

‘Philip Roth: Unmasked,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine

HollywoodandFine.com Philip Roth may be our greatest living writer. So why would he give himself over to filmmakers who would make a movie as dull, superficial and pedantic as “Philip Roth: Unmasked”? The film, which receives a special theatrical run starting this week at Film Forum in New York, will …

Celine and Julie Go Boating reviewed by Armond White for CityArts

The Boy Who Played with Dolls Jacques Rivette’s Meta Movie Returns By Armond White Legend says (and an eyewitness confirms) that at the 1974 New York Film Festival press screening of Celine and Julie Go Boating, Pauline Kael walked out in the middle announcing, “I’m going to the movies!” Apparently …

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