Steven Boone

Holy Motors: Leos Carax's Chaplin-like statement on these modern times:

Leos Carax's Holy Motors is another 2012 film giving the 20th century and its cinema a lingering, loving, wistful goodbye kiss.

Bio: Steven Boone is a freelance film critic and video vandal based in New York. You can find his work at places like Keyframe, Roger Ebert's Far Flung Correspondents, and Big Media Vandalism.

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Holy Motors: Leos Carax’s Chaplin-like statement on these modern times

Leos Carax's Holy Motors is another 2012 film giving the 20th century and its cinema a lingering, loving, wistful goodbye kiss.

Oct. 18, 2012

 
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Damon Packard, reluctant YouTube-mashup genius, is looking for a budget now

Packard's latest film, FOXFUR, screens at this year's New York Film Festival.

Oct. 5, 2012

 
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The story of the story of Cop Shoots Dog

What a scoop! Cop Shoots Dog.

Aug. 14, 2012

 
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Two views of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Steven Boone and Ben Parker on the last of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. 

Jul. 20, 2012

 
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’: Gotham’s final, reactionary State of the Union

One of the lovelier tricks a movie can pull is to make us miss somebody and then be grateful for even one fresh glimpse of them. It works on two levels. We are delighted to see or meet a memorable character in narrative context but also to find a familiar actor still alive and thrashing, on the screen, at least.

Jul. 20, 2012

 
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Video games should aim higher than Michael Bay movies

Last week, scores of gamers and video game industry insiders took to the warpath over a Capital article I wrote because it asserted that The Last of Us, a hotly anticipated new survival-horror game, left “nothing to the imagination.”

Jun. 29, 2012

 
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The Last of Us, and other video games that leave absolutely nothing to the imagination

At the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles earlier this month, a crowd of gamers cheered on a camo-clad tough guy as he went room to room beating people to death and setting them on fire.

Jun. 20, 2012

 
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The very white poetry of ‘Mad Men’

A few weeks ago, I attended a “Mad Men” viewing party hosted by my good friend, the brilliant TIme Out New York film critic Keith Uhlich.

Jun. 8, 2012

 
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‘Like you wouldn’t believe’: The sociable soup kitchens of Chicago

Some free dinners for the homeless in Chicago use a number system. A placard at each dinner table has a number on it. When the number is called at random, the folks at that table line up buffet-style for the grub.

May. 15, 2012