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One of the reasons that I returned to the East Village so soon was that my previous August art stomp with David Carbone ran longer than expected and we did not get to visit The Sweet Life, a local candy store on Hester Street. So before David and I headed off to see what the art world had to offer, my sweet tooth had to be placated with chocolate cherries and licorice Scotty dogs. What we found after David slapped me out of my diabetic coma was much like the selection at The Sweet Life, extremely surprising and varied.
Speaking of treats, Marlboro Gallery on Broome Street (yeah, you heard me right) has its inaugural show up, entitled Pizza Time, September 8 - October 6, a show dedicated to one of New York’s unofficial edible staples. Beside some great wallpaper works by John Baldessari and a debatable work, "Untitled Circle"by Willem de Kooning, »
- Elizabeth Stevens
Charles effin Bronson. By far one of the coolest human beings ever to have graced us with his cinematic presence. My adoration for “The Bronson” as I call him, dates back to me being a kid and having my saint of a grandma continually show me The Great Escape, Mr Majestyk and countless others great films with the manliest guy of all time in them. Out of them, Death Wish (previously reviewed here) and all, my favorite Charles Bronson film has always been the amazing 1983 film 10 To Midnight.
So alas, this week’s Exploitation Alley will be full of Bronson planting evidence, being a badass, and doing his best to stop a naked guy from killing ladies. Here we go!
Back when I manned the horror section of the video store I worked at, anytime I’d find a customer skimming through all the “S” titles with mild frustration, 99 percent of the time, I knew exactly what it was they were looking for. And when I would finally ask, my suspicions were confirmed. “Do you have ‘The Silence Of The Lamb’”? To which I’d always reply, “Ah, the Hannibal Lector movies are all in the ‘mystery/thriller’ section.” And usually this would spur a conversation with that customer that would begin with, “Really? I always thought the Hannibal Lector movies were horror!” And it got me thinking about a handful of other titles that horror fans might not even think to hunt for in the “mystery/thriller” section. There are the obvious choices like Se7en or Misery. Then, there’s also stuff like The Sixth Sense, which yes, »
- Rob Galluzzo
3 items from 2013
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