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:


Beyond ‘Kane’: Movie-Zuckerberg is so much more than a jerk

The real genius of The Social Network is in the nuanced portrait of Mark Zuckerberg as a sympathetic asshole.

Sep. 27, 2010


Citizen Kane and The Social Network

The director of The Social Network, which opens The New York Film Festival tonight, jokingly compares his film to Citizen Kane. And some critics and journalists have done the same. They're right, except that The Social Network is superior in many important ways.

Sep. 24, 2010


New York Film Festival: Lennon’s domestication, Scorsese’s love letter

The 48th New York Film Festival starts this Friday. Here are some films on the slate worth seeing.

Sep. 23, 2010


New York Film Festival: Dictators and torture and a genius cameraman

Three films to look out for at the New York Film Festival.

Sep. 17, 2010


‘On the Bowery’ is as painfully real as ever

Parts of On the Bowery are almost impossibly painful to watch.

Sep. 15, 2010


Fall Preview: The blindfold approach to the New York Film Festival

Fall movies from a critic who cares.

Sep. 14, 2010


‘I’m Still Here’: The beautiful pathology of Joaquin Phoenix

Nobody in this documentary seems entirely sure if Phoenix is serious about retiring from acting to pursue a rap career, but everybody plays along with the stunt. It's the classic Hollywood circus of a thousand sheep following one brave fool.

Sep. 10, 2010


What’s so European about ‘The American?’

The American is not a typical George Clooney thriller, and that's a perfectly good thing.

Sep. 2, 2010


‘Centurion’: Blood and designer sandals

Centurion strives for profundity and fails. 

Aug. 26, 2010


John Cassavetes as a mad-dog avenger, as himself

John Cassavetes said things as Machine Gun McCain that he would have said as John Cassavetes.

Aug. 20, 2010