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December 2009

About Town:

American Folk Art Museum Benefit

Benefactor's Dinner Grand Reopening El Museo del Barrio

The National Arts Club’s Fashion Committee Honors Designer Betsey Johnson with The Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion

Fashion:

Mark Tauriello's Fashion Column Forte Fashion Show

Film:

Frank J. Avella’s Film and Theater Column

Liv Ullmann Day at BAM

Film Reviews:

Daniel Grou's 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion)

James Cameron's Avatar

Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart

The Spierig Brothers’s Daybreakers

Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Clint Eastwood's Invictus

Nancy Meyers's It's Complicated

Geralyn Pezanoski's Mine

Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith's
The Most Dangerous Man in America


Rob Marshall's Nine

Tom Ford's A Single Man

DVD Reviews:

Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer

Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker

Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop

HBO’s Into the Storm

Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

HBO’s Rome: The Complete Series

James Mottern’s Trucker

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy - December 2009

Music:

A Camp at Le Poission Rouge

Bebel Gilberto at Hiro Ballrooom

Paul Van Dyk at Roseland

Vulture Whale’s EP Bambooyou

Zero 7 at Terminal Five

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams's Theatre Column

Liv Ullmann Day at BAM

Theater Reviews:

The Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Chekhov Lizardbrain

 

October/November 2009

About Town:

MacKenzie-Childs Holiday Unveiling McKenzie-Childs Store

Yankee Parade

Young International Circle Dia de los Muertos Benefit Party

Children's Rights Benefit at IAC

A Taste of the Good Life Partnership With Children's
Annual Food and Wine Tasting


2009 Couture Council Award for Artistry in Fashion Luncheon
Honoring Dries van Noten

Fashion:

Mark Tauriello's Fashion Column

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

Cashama Film Festival

Film Reviews:

Roland Emmerich's 2012
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Lars von Trier’s Antichrist
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Lars von Trier’s Antichrist
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Peter Billingsley's Couples Retreat
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Judd Apatow's Funny People
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Gaylen Ross's
Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Michael Hoffman's The Last Station
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Lynn Roth's The Little Traitor (Ha’boged hakaram)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Sebastian Silva's The Maid
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Richard Linklater's Me And Orson Welles
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Oren Moverman's The Messenger
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Noah Buschel's The Missing Person
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Jay DiPietro’s Peter and Vandy
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Jay DiPietro’s Peter and Vandy
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Lee Daniels’s
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Lee Daniel's
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen's A Serious Man
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Cheryl Hines's Serious Moonlight
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Anthony Fabian's Skin
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Kann Albou's The Wedding Song
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

DVD Reviews:

Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia
BLU-RAY
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Jake Cashill's Oral Fixation

Matt Tyrnauer's Valentino: The Last Emperor
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Woody Allen’s Whatever Works
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy - October 2009

Ask Miss Wendy - November 2009

Music:

Voodoo Music Festival New Orleans City Park

“Old Soul” Lincoln Schofield Orchestrates “Rock 'N Roll” Showcase at Wicked Willy's

The Machine at B.B. King's

CMJ Music Festival

The Dodos at Bowery Ballroom

We Shot the Moon at Knitting Factor/Brooklyn

Adira Amram Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kill Hannah at Webster Hall

Pantyraid's New Album The Sauce

Looner Album Review I Love My Tamagotchee!

Imelda May
Nokia Theatre

Electric Zoo New York Labor Day Weekend

The Antlers at Mercury Lounge

The Rescues at The Canal Room

The XX and School of Seven Bells

Elias Stimac Talks to Jeremy X. Halpern

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams October Theater Column

Wendy R. Williams November Theater Column

Elias Stimac's Hot Babes in Toyland

Tammy Scileppi Talks to Katherine Tokarz of Rock of Ages

Theater Reviews:

American Idiot at Berkeley Rep
Reviewed by Allison Ford

Elliot Ramon Potts’ Loaded: A New Play
Reviewed by Justin D. Quackenbush


Manson: The Musical
Reviewed by Elizabeth Murphy

August/September 2009

About Town:

Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Young Philanthropist
Midsummer Social at Tenjune


Edeyo Foundation Benefit

Greco 09 in Barcelona, Spain

Hair Party at Tony's DiNapoli Restaurant

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Pointe Suite Art Ball Preparty

Museum of Fashion Intitute of Technology Summer Party
Home of Charlotte Moss

Gossip Girl Essay Contest

The Bou.Tique Group’s Launch Party

Fashion:

Fashion Week September 2009
The Circus is Coming to Town

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week September 2009

Mark Tauriello's August Fashion Column

Mark Tauriello's September Fashion Column

Celebrity/Fashion Photographer Bradford Noble on
She's Got the Look

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

Frank J. Avella Talks to Austin Peck of the Blue Tooth Virgin

The 2009 New York Film Festival:

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Joao Pedro Rodrigues’s
To Die Like a Man (Morrer Como Un Homem)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere (Win)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

DVD/BLU-RAY Ray Reviews:

Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Rowan Woods' Fragments
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


John Cassavetes’ Husbands
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Steve Shill’s Obsessed
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


August/September Film Reviews:

Casper Andreas and Fred M. Caruso’s The Big Gay Musical
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Stanley Tucci's Blind Date
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Abdullah Oguz's Bliss (Mutluluk)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Russell Brown’s The Blue Tooth Virgin
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Joe Berlinger's Crude
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Steve Jacobs’ Disgrace
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Neill Blomkamp's District 9
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Bob Gosse's I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Steven Soderbergh's The Informant!
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Quentin Tarrantino's Inglorious Basterds
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson’s
The Invention of Lying
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson’s
The Invention of Lying
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Brandon Camp's Love Happens
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Richard Loncraine's My One and Only
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Richard Eyre's The Other Man
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Spike Lee's Passing Strange

Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Vicky Jenson's Post Grad
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Sam Garbarski's The Raveski Tango

Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Hirokazu Kore-eda's Still Walking (Aruitemo Aruitemo)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Robert Schwentke's The Time Traveler's Wife
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Music:

All Points West

Alvin Band's Mantis Preying

Arlo Guthrie American Express River to River Festival

Blake's Souvenir

Bryan Scary's Mad Valentine EP

David Mead's Almost and Always

Dirty Projectors Magnolia Electric Co, Crystal Antlers
JellyNYC Pool Party


Drug Rug at Mercury Lounge

Frankel: Anonymity Is The New Fame

Giant Squid Union Pool

Juan Calle & His Latin Lantzmen’s Mozeltov Mis Amigos

Mean Creek's The Sky (or the Underground)

MOMS AKA Miracles of Modern Science at Union Hall

Jelly NYC Pool Party With Health and The Black Lips

Richie Havens at Castle Clinton American Express
River to River Festival


River Rocks

Versus and Superchunk
South Street Seaport
American Express River to River


Whore's Mascara at Don Hill's

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy - August 2009

Ask Miss Wendy - September 2009

New York Stories:

BMX Bike Jumping - 161st Street Crew

Capture the Flag

The High Line

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column

 

July 2009

 

Fashion:

Tigerlilly Swim Swear Cocktail Luncheon at the W Hotel Rooftop

Brooklyn Fashion Week(end)

Film:

Philadelphia Q Fest Reviews by Frank J. Avella

DVD/BLU-RAY Ray Reviews:

HBO Mini-Series Generation Kill
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

HBO's Grey Gardens
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Johnathon Schaech's The Poker Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Alan Ball's True Blood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Patrick Tatopoulos' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Jack Garfein's The Strange One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


July Film Reviews:

Max Mayer’s Adam
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Boaz Yakin's Death In Love
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Boaz Yakin's Death In Love
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


David Twohy's A Perfect Getaway
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Robert Luketic's The Ugly Truth
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Music:

A Camp's New Album, Colonia

Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blank Dogs, and Dan Friel at Seaport

Scott Hardkiss' New Album Technicolor Dream

JellyNYC Pool Party with Ponytail, Fucked Up and Mission of Burma

Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band at the
River to River Festival in Battery Park

Here We Go Magic at the Seaport

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

June 2009

About Town:

Champagne Brunch To Honor The Mount's "Salute to French Design"

Sylvia Tosun & Loverush UK CD Release Party Hosted by
Phillipe and David Blond

Bon Voyange Luncheon for E. L. Doctorow Queen Mary II

El Museo del Barrio 2009 Gala

Welcome to Gulu Exhibition and Art Benefit United Nations
Delegates Dining Room

Combier and Tequila Tasting
Light Space NYC

New York City Opera Spring Luncheon Celebrating Women’s Contributions to the Arts at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Arts:

The Infinity ICP Awards Party Chelsea Piers

Artseen, An Auction to Benefit The New York Foundation
For the Arts

Fashion:

Celebrity/Fashion Photographer Bradford Noble on
She's Got the Look

Fashionista Summer Kick-Off Party at Tenjune

AAS Icon Ward Parsons School of Design
Awards Ceremony Rooftop Terrace of Lord & Taylor

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

Newfest Film Reviews by Frank J. Avella


June Film Reviews:

Larry Charles' Bruno
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Larry Charles' Bruno
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Anne Fletcher's The Proposal
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Michael Mann's Public Enemies
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 123
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Woody Allen's Whatever Works
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams


Harold Ramis' Year One
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Aviva Kempner's Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Interview:

William S.Gooch Talks to Sally LaPointe and Sarah Adelson
of S.Love Fashion


Only When I Dance Panel Discussion
2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Music:


Elizabeth and The Catapult at Joe’s Pub

Art Brut at Mercury Lounge

Flotation Wall's Nature

The Americans' The Americans EP

Fanfarlo's Reservoir

Shout Out Out Out Out’s Reintegration Time

New York Stories:

Michael Jackson Memorial At The Apollo Theater

Coney Island Mermaid Parade


Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

May 2009

About Town:

The Princess Grace Foundation Benefit Cocktail Party
Players Club in Gramercy Park

Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar Re-Opening

El Museo del Barrio Pre Gala Cocktail Party

Bomb Magazine 28th Anniversay Gala National Arts Club

Fashion:

Burju Show Launch Party Nest Lounge & Nightclub

Loris Diran's Flagship Boutique

LeMetric and Saks Avenue Present: From Hair to Toe,
and From the Inside Out


Robindira Unsworth Jewelry Collection

Film - The Tribeca Film Festival:

The Tribeca Film Festival

The Faces of the Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews:

Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte’s Entre Nos
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Darko Lungulov’s Here & There
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Donald Petrie’s My Life in Ruins
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Kirby Dick’s Outrage
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Carlos Cuaron’s Rudo y Cursi
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


May Film Reviews:

Ron Howard's Angels & Demons
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Damien Wayans' Dance Flick
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Brad Silberling's Land of the Lost
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Pete Docter and Bob Peterson's Up
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Interview:

Black Dynamite Panel Discussion with Actor/Writer Michael Jai White and Producer Scott Sanders at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Music:

Noah and The Whale at Bowery Ballroom

Shout Out Out Out at Bowery Ballroom

New York Stories:

Kite Day, Parkchester, Bronx

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column


Theater Reviews:

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

April 2009

About Town:

Dalayh Jewelry Store Opening Party
Diztrict Store Opening

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

April Film Reviews:

Aristomenis Tsirbas' Battle for Terra
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Tim Disney's American Violet
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield's Earth
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Daniel Burman's Empty Nest (El Nido Vacio)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern's Every Little Step
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams

Anna Broinowsky Forbidden Lies
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Sean McGinly's The Great Buck Howard
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

John Hamburg's I Love You Man
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

John Crowley's Is Anybody There?
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Daniel Adams The Golden Boys
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Eran Riklis's Lemon Tree (Shajarat limon/ Etz halimon)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Derick Martini's Lymelife
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Jody Hill's Observe and Report
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Kevin Macdonald's State of Play
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Joe Wright's The Soloist
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Interview:

The Cast and Creative Team of Every Little Step
The 2006 Chorus Line Documentary

Music:

Coachella Music Festival Empire Polo Field Indio, California

Tab the Band, Mimicking Birds and Modest Mouse at Terminal Five


Theater Reviews:

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

 

March 2009

About Town:

School of American Ballet Winter Ball
Christopher Ong Madame Butterly Candle Launch Party

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

March Film Reviews:

R. W. Goodwin's Alien Trespass
Reviewed by Shawn C. Harris

Tony Gilroy's Duplicity
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Tony Gilroy's Duplicity
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

John Maybury's The Edge of Love
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Steve McQueen’s Hunger
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

John Hamburg's I Love You Man
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Dennis Iliadis's The Last House on the Left
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Michael Keaton's The Merry Gentleman
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Christophe Barratier's Paris 36
Reviewed by Francesca Simon

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck's Sugar
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Christine Jeff's Sunshine Cleaning
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata
Reviewed by Francesca Simon

Music:

Dropkick Murphys, Civet and H2O at Roseland

Drug Rug @ Mercury Lounge

Glorious Veins at Public Assembly

Sean Bones, Francis and The Lights and Les Savy Favs at
Masonic Temple

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column

Theater Reviews:

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps
Mini Review by Wendy R. Williams

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

February 2009

 

About Town:

American Cancer Society’s Asian Initiatives Unit
Young Professionals’ Gala For Hope

Russell James Portrait Collection Launch Party
Stephen Weiss Studio

NY400 Holland on the Hudson Launch Party at MoMA

Fashion:

February 2009 Fashion Week

Film:

Frank J. Avella's Film Column

February Film Reviews:

William Sten Olsson's An American Affair
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

P.J. Hogan's Confessions of a Shopaholic
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Michael Selditch and Rob Tate's Eleven Minutes
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Mark Webber’s Explicit Ills
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

Carlos Saura's Fados
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Tom Tykwer's The International
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


James Gray's Two Lovers
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Music:

Fujiya & Miyagi at Le Poisson Rouge

The Von Bondies at Mercury Lounge

Alaska In Winter at Monkeytown / Williamsburg

G'DAY USA: Australia Week 2009 Australia Plays Broadway

Bear Hands at Webster Hall Studio

New York Stories:

New York City Subway Musicians

Everyone Has a Job

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column

Theater Reviews:

Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
Reviewed by Bryan Close


Toshiki Okada's Five Days in March
Reviewed by Shawn C. Harris

Joseph Keckler's Human Jukebox
Reviewed by Shawn C. Harris

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:

Ask Miss Wendy

January 2009

About Town:

Meet the Duchess Party - Hispanic Society of America
Gypsy Portrait Unveiling
Little Barrel Launch Party

January Film Reviews:

Roberta Grossman's
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
Reviewed by Meg van Huygen


Doris Dorrie's
Cherry Blossoms (Kirschbluten - Hanami)
Reviewed by Harvey Kartel

Nikhil Advani 's
Chandi Chowk to China
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

Olly Blackburn's Donkey Punch
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Joel Hopkins' Last Chance Harvey
Reviewed by Francesca Simon


David Ondaatje's The Lodger
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Barry Jenkins'
Medicine For Melancholy
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Jonas Elmer's New In Town
Reviewed by Francesca Simon


Milcho Manchevsky
Shadows (Senki)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten


Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light
Reviewed by Shawn Harris


Interview:

William S. Gooch Talks to Austin McCormick

Music:

Aaron Beaumont at The Living Room
Deer Tick and Talk Normal at the Knitting Factory
Mucc at Irving Plaza

New York Stories:

Harlem Celebration of the Inauguration of Barack Obama
Hard Court Bike Polo

Theater:

Wendy R. Williams Theater Column

Theater Reviews:

Fuerzabruta Reviewed by Shawn Harris

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice:
Ask Miss Wendy

 

 

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