Film
Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2 tricks audiences into believing that they’re enjoying themselves

When Now You See Me, Louis Leterrier’s flashy caper flick about an ill-assorted quartet of elite stage magicians recruited to expose high-stakes corporate wrongdoing, came out in 2013, I gave it a lukewarm…

Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale in Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship puts the caustic back in Austen

Screenwriter/director Whit Stillman had to sell his Manhattan apartment to make his first feature film, Metropolitan, in 1990. But if money had been no object, it’s a fair bet that he would have…

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Stephen Jenkinson’s “Die Wise” workshop & Griefwalker in Kingston

Upon finding himself in the presence of dying people – this as head of a counseling team in a palliative care program – Stephen Jenkinson, Canadian teacher/farmer/storyteller/canoe-builder, witnessed the dilemma of our contemporary…

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Taste of Woodstock to benefit Woodstock Film Festival

A growing number of communities in the Hudson Valley host annual “Taste of” events under a variety of names, some of them long-established. Now in its fourth year, Taste of Woodstock may be…

Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War

Is Civil War the best Avengers-related Marvel movie yet?

Funny how “patriotism” gets continually redefined depending on such variables as which party currently holds the presidency, whether or not the nation is officially at war or how well the economy’s doing. Surely…

Don Cheadle (pictured above in Miles Ahead) reportedly spent six years learning to play the trumpet well enough to get the finger movements right onscreen, even while knowing that the sound would be dubbed over.

Don Cheadle impresses in uneven anti-biopic Miles Ahead

When jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, his nephew announced that Don Cheadle was the only person the family would consider to star…

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Purple Rain screening and dance party in Rosendale

With a showing of Purple Rain on Saturday, May 7, the Rosendale Theater Collective offers the community an opportunity to come together, sing, dance in your seats, laugh, cry and celebrate the life and…

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Immigrant art exhibit, films & talks in Kingston

  “An accent marks the lag between two cultures, two languages, the space where you let go of one identity, invent another, and end up being more than one person, though never quite…

In addition to its new beer garden, which will serve local brews and occasionally host discussions with the brewmasters themselves, the Greenville Drive-In lot can accommodate up to 225 cars, and with its Pup Pass, you can even bring the dog (so long as he’s a quiet moviegoer). (photo by Dwight Grimm)

Greenville Drive-In reopens with Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening, oysters & jazz

There’s no doubt that Americana nostalgia is alive and well in the Hudson Valley: Numerous diners are bedecked with vinyl and chrome, retro antique stores abound and classic cars start popping up like flowers as…

New documentary Dying to Know explores the lifelong friendship of Timothy Leary (middle) and Ram Dass (left)

The long strange trip of Ram Dass and Timothy Leary

Psychology professors Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert began a lifelong friendship in 1960, when they launched the Harvard Psilocybin Project. Doing clinical studies with prisoners, Leary discovered that guided therapy using…

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