David Ehrenstein

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  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, 1992 to be exact. Gus Van Sant, the filmmaker who had just thrilled the world with his young-hustlers-in-love classic, My Own Private Idaho, was picked to direct The Mayor of Castro Street....

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    Just what is it with movies about men in dresses? Sometimes they're brilliant (Some Like It Hot, Tootsie), sometimes they're weird (Glenn or Glenda?, Flaming Creatures), sometimes they're utterly conventional (Charlie's Aunt, Mrs. Doubtfire), and ...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    Cementing his reputation as one of the most important modern Italian filmmakers, writer-director Gianni Amelio's latest drama, The Way We Laughed, deals with the plight of two Sicilian brothers who go north to Turin in search of a better life. Luc...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    A young, handsome, newly married doctor finds he's becoming attracted to other men; after an affair with a young, handsome, feckless novelist, he regretfully leaves his young, attractive, sadder-but-wiser wife. That was the plot of Making Love, an...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Times certainly have changed. Twenty years ago a musical about an East German transsexual rock singer would have premiered in one of New York's off off-Broadway theaters or cabarets, run for a couple of weeks, and remained the pleasant memory of a...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Outside avant-garde or experimental showcases, short dramatic films used to be little more than a means to an end -- a risky route to an uncertain mainstream future. Getting one made usually was easy enough, as these things go. The hard part was g...