David D'Arcy

Sundance Film Festival Review: “Kim’s Video” — Lost and Found?

January 30, 2023
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Kim’s Video is quixotic in a nutty way — in an old Indie style — that is more refreshing than it is nostalgic.

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Film Review: Of Farms and Fate — “Eight Deadly Shots” and “Alcarràs” at the New York Film Festival

October 25, 2022
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Two films look at the hardships and realities of rural life, past and present, at the New York Film Festival.

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Visual Arts Review: Illustrations of Race at The Norman Rockwell Museum

August 30, 2022
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Norman Rockwell was troubled about race relations in American society, and he let his public know that..

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Film Review: The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival — Where the Yellow Brick Road Leads to David Lynch

June 18, 2022
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As always, the documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival were where you found the best films. Here are four I would recommend.

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Film Review: Driving to the Exit – Panah Panahi’s “Hit the Road”

May 17, 2022
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Panah Panahi’s film is a powerful ode to the will to escape a restrictive society — and to tell stories.

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Visual Arts Review: Photographer Diane Arbus – the Prequel

August 26, 2016
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The variety of these photos give us more than just a sense of what Arbus would be doing for the last decade of her life.

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Book Review: Photographer Diane Arbus — Lingering Mysteries

August 15, 2016
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“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know,” Diane Arbus said. Her biographer notes that observation. Hard as he tries, many secrets remain.

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Film Review: “In Jackson Heights”—An Urban Village Going Global

November 17, 2015
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As with so many Frederick Wiseman films, we get color, character, sociology – and cinema.

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Fuse Visual Arts: Free For The Holidays — Picasso and Photography (and Jacqueline)

December 15, 2014
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Gagosian Gallery’s show Picasso & the Camera is the art bargain of the season.

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Visual Arts Feature: Tadao Ando at the Clark — More than Meets the Eye in Williamstown

July 22, 2014
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Tadao Ando’s new Clark, minimalist in its materials and understated presence, is more Zen than a billboard for its disparate architectural elements, more harmony than postmodern dissonance.

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