Alexandria Symonds

Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 4:03am

Sara Ziff: Columbia students rarely tend to dare professors mid-lecture to pull down their pants. Unfortunately, François Bégaudeau, a former French teacher, never had the privilege of instructing a Columbia class.

Sat, Jan 3, 2009, 10:59am

With any MTV reality show, there’s bound to be a little Vaseline on the lens. The Hills, for instance, exists in a world where you can live in L.A. for years without ever seeing a black person.

Tue, Sep 30, 2008, 11:28pm

Lance Hammer, writer and director of Ballast, is a slight, soft-spoken man, a fact that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who sees his first film.

Sat, Aug 9, 2008, 7:23am

There's at least one occasion on which Julian Jarrold's new film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited could be indispensable.

Sun, Apr 13, 2008, 11:17pm

Say what you will about MTV reality shows—call them trashy, exploitative, or amazing—and you’ll probably be right. One indisputable fact, though, is that MTV is incredibly adept at developing the reality villain.

Fri, Apr 11, 2008, 3:00am

Union Hall is a perfect match for Le Loup.

Wed, Apr 2, 2008, 8:59pm

Major holidays, as a general rule, make it tough to fill a concert venue. Mondays are also tough. When the two happen to align, you can pretty much guarantee a subdued set.

Mon, Mar 31, 2008, 10:49pm

“Well, the film is about—you don’t know what it’s about,” Meat Loaf says to filmmaker Bruce David Klein in an early on-camera interview in Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise. “That’s what it’s about.”

Mon, Mar 24, 2008, 10:54pm

At first blush, Gus Van Sant’s newest film seems a lot like an extended M83 music video. Paranoid Park explores a Portland skateboarding community in the aftermath of grisly tragedy, with skate scenes shot on Super-8 against a backdrop of dreamy French ambient pop.

Mon, Feb 25, 2008, 10:51pm

“Why do we blog?” asks Dylan, the lead character in the new NBC series, quarterlife, already a series of web episodes and a social networking Web site. “We blog to...”

She pauses.

“Exist.”

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