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Calendar, Night&Day A Strand in Time

A Strand in Time

We love the folks who run the perpetually challenged arthouse theaters, but the truly unsung heroes in the film scene are the small distributors working the fringes and niches of world cinema. The bravest of the bunch is Strand Releasing,…
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Film, Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

The Edge of Heaven disembarks stateside still flush from an award-reaping Eurasian tour. That the European Film Awards tossed Fatih Akin's intercontinental, cross-cultural ensemble piece a Best Screenplay statuette makes perfect sense — it isn't brilliant, but it wears current…
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Film, Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

The strategically crucial Eurasian city now called Istanbul (population: 13 million, and growing by 700,000 a year) has had its share of upheaval over the centuries. It was conquered by Alexander the Great, torched by a vengeful Roman emperor, attacked…
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Film, The Wedding Stinger

The Wedding Stinger

Marriage of convenience is not a new subject. In films, in novels, and in countless television shows, we have been invited to witness both the drama and the comedy of the setup: Two people who barely know each other enter…
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