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.

Latest Articles:


A happy New York love story, other than the part about the money

It's now possible for someone on the bottom of New York society to reach folks on every strata, across the globe. Finding a mate is whole different story, though.

Jun. 23, 2011


Scouting poor-people locations for Mayor Bloomberg, not that he asked

An advocacy group consisting mostly of homeless people is taking it upon itself to locate small pieces of the city for housing that poor New Yorkers can actually afford.

Jun. 10, 2011


At a bodega in Alphabet City, the cost of enlightenment is three dollars

Happily, lots of the people who live in Robert Moses' buildings don't measure power and status the way he did.

Jun. 2, 2011


Out, but not up: Homelessness in the age of Bloomberg

How is it that the Bloomberg administration seems to have failed so badly in its efforts to deal with homelessness in New York, and is that even a fair assessment? From the inside, it's hard to tell.

May. 26, 2011


Action figures: Movie night at Bowery Mission Transitional Center

Every Friday night through the weekend, the cafeteria becomes a near-round-the-clock movie theater. Folks bring down their DVDs and vote on which ones to watch first, second or not at all.

May. 18, 2011


Designer shades, quiet hustle: The entrepreneurs of the New York City homeless shelter

An inner-city hustler’s entire life is devoted to either rising above his station or projecting the illusion of same. So when the drug abuse or prison term or unemployability send him into the street, he needs a hiding place.

May. 12, 2011


The day Louis Farrakhan played Bellevue

The story of an accidental screening of Louis Farrakhan's "Saviours Day" video at the Bellevue homeless shelter.

May. 5, 2011


First-rate, second-rate: In and out of the soup kitchens of Toronto and New York

Toronto, a city that is at best an afterthought here in our world capital, has New York City beat, hands-down, in a critical area: soup kitchens.

Apr. 28, 2011


The convulsive lyricism of Bruce Conner

Experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner cut to the chase. 

Nov. 4, 2010


‘Black Venus,’ horror of historical horrors at the New York Film Festival

Each time it seems as if Black Venus couldn't get more graphic, it does. It is affecting and hard to watch.

Sep. 30, 2010