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In Harm’s Way

by Laura Leon January 22, 2015


  As I set out to write this review, the talking heads of the media are reveling in the war of words dispatched by Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and their ilk, re: the nature of anybody ...


by Shawn Stone December 19, 2013


  American Hustle is a twisty story of corruption and redemption. It’s a con inside a con; a duplicitous provocation that simultaneously fools the characters in the film and the audience in the theater. Most of ...

The To-Do List

by The Staff September 5, 2013


You don’t need us to tell you that there’s more to college than textbooks, tests and cafeteria food that inexplicably makes you have to poop. (What’s the deal with that, anyway?) Lucky for you, you ...

Reel Life

by Jo Page May 15, 2013


  As somebody who lives in Schenectady, though still new to Schenectady (and then again, not new at all), I’d heard a lot about The Place Beyond the Pines. My neighbor was in it; her house ...

Sins of the Fathers

by Laura Leon April 18, 2013


  There are compelling reasons to see The Place Beyond the Pines, and not just the fact that it was filmed in and around Schenectady. Chiefly, these are Ryan Gosling’s performance as a carnival stunt rider ...

Dancing As Fast As They Can

by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012


  This riotously entertaining comedy finds its tears and laughter in the budding romance of a recently discharged mental patient (and violent felon) with a grieving widow who has been working out her sorrow by fucking ...

The Biggest Little Film Festival

by Shawn Stone October 17, 2012


  Born out of the fact that a number of very successful film-biz types have settled in Columbia County, Film Columbia offers intrepid cinephiles a five-day feast of film. And most of it is actual film, ...

Crandell Theatre

The Fast Lane

by Ann Morrow March 23, 2011

“How much worse can it get?” asks Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), in not so-mock despair. A down-and-out writer who has already spent the advance for a novel he hasn’t written, Eddie internally narrates his bottoming ...

Boredom, Actually

by Laura Leon February 18, 2010

There was a time, first during the hard days of the Great Depression and later during the waning days of the studio star system, when audiences flocked to see “a cavalcade of stars” all in ...