David Ehrenstein

 

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  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, 1992 to be exact. Gus Van Sant, the filmmaker who had just thrilled the world with his young-hustlers-in-love classic My Own Private Idaho, was picked to direct The Mayor of Castro Street. ...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Well into the third decade of the AIDS epidemic, films like Longtime Companion, An Early Frost and Philadelphia, as strange as it may be to imagine, have become period pieces. People aren't expiring quite so quickly anymore, thanks to new anti-vir...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Having already produced a book (Disco Bloodbath) and directed a "shockumentary" (Party Monster) about the "Club Kids" scene that rose brightly and fell murderously in New York in the late '80s/early '90s, filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The 10 best pictures of 2002: 1. I'm Going Home: The most beautiful film ever made about aging by the world's oldest working filmmaker, the 94-year-old Manoel de Oliveira. 2. Far From Heaven: Todd Haynes' Douglas Sirk-inspired melodrama about race...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    If you were to hear that Our Lady of the Assassins is one of the most genuinely shocking films you'll ever see, what would that suggest to you? Some new level of extreme violence and explicit sex, no doubt. But that's not what's at play in this ee...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Times certainly have changed. Twenty years ago, a musical about an East German transsexual rock singer would have premièred in one of New York's off-off Broadway theaters or cabarets, run for a couple of weeks and remained the pleasant memo...

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