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Author Archives: Alex Sheremet

I'm a poet, critic, and novelist living in NYC, and the author of "Woody Allen: Reel To Real." You can contact me at my arts website.

Charles Feldman’s ‘Casino Royale’ (1967) Comes Of Age, Five Decades Later

Casino Royale

But Casino Royale is also a hint -- no matter how minor, or how bare -- of some possibilities within the medium. It’s just that, after trying to do it all, on the one hand, it forgot what needed to get done in the first place. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Quick With Flies’ by Jessica Schneider

Quick With Flies

Yet who will film Jessica Schneider's book, and be the first to hee-haw and misinterpret her? Read More »

No More Ghettos: On The Death Of James A. Emanuel, Poet

Photo by Godelieve Simons

Can poets, in the future, say this word more firmly? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘To The Wonder’


'To The Wonder' is not the near-masterpiece Roger Ebert thought it was, nor is it the meandering, incomprehensible mess others claim. Read More »

On Brueghel’s ‘Crucifixion’


As the painting shows, even a formula repeated often enough can lead to something of value, if only by accident. Read More »

Edward Snowden: Cog in a Machine


Centuries later, it will still be one damn thing after another. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein’

American Radical

The film is merely good...for it's reflexive, and has remarkably little to do with the outside world. Read More »