The New York film community has suffered a tremendous loss with the announcement of the death of Donald Krim, the longtime president of Kino International president and co-president with Richard Lorber of the relatively recent distribution shingle Kino Lorber. Krim died in his New York home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 65. Among the directors Krim brought to American audiences were Wong Kar-Wai (HAPPY TOGETHER), Michael Haneke (THE PIANO TEACHER), Andre Techine (SCENE OF THE CRIME), Volker Schlondorff (THE LEGEND OF RITA), Kelly Reichardt (OLD JOY), Amos Gitai (KADOSH) , Aki Kaurismäki (THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL), and Julie Dash (DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST). A public service is being held today at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan.
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. An alternately comedic and heartbreaking tale of divorce, Marriage Story begins with two passionate declarations of love, from each participant in the impending drama. Charlie (Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman) goes first, delivering … Continue reading
The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, 2019) 1 out of 4 stars. Based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 true-crime nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, Martin Scorsese’s latest sprawling mob epic, … Continue reading
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Parasite, from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer), is a film with, and about, many layers. A parable about the wages of capitalist sins masquerading as a story of a long … Continue reading