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NoA Review: The Swell Season



"The Swell Season"
Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek for Paste Magazine 

Directed by: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Cinematographer: Chris Dapkins
Stars: Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Hansard & Irgl families, Sam Beam

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NoA Top Tip: Microcinema's Arts DVDs on Sale


One of the NoA's favorite purveyors of taste and culture, Microcinema International, has a slate of DVDs on sale.

Including titles about painter Alex Katz, video artist Mounir Fatmi, architect Jean Nouvel, and offering films covering the Chinese contemporary art scene and, separately, the art of printmaking, Microcinema (and its competitor, New Video Group) have carved out an  identity as important curators of moving images about artists, as relevant and vital as publishers like Taschen are to the print-based record.

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NoA Exhibition: Sasha Krivtsov at Merry Karnowsky Gallery


Searing in both scope and substance, Sasha Krivtsov's exhibition at Merry Karnowsky's gallery on La Brea Ave was a welcome surprise from the everyday melange of offerings that fail to wow on a weekly basis.

Entering the gallery, one couldn't help but be struck by how impressive the range of work, a retrospective of sorts, was poised to strike the viewer, engaging its audience with the blanketing sense that one had entered a dangerous place, a central confluence of mystery and myth. ...
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NoA Film Review: Touch

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(June 2011, screening at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival)

 

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NoA Film Review: Just Like Us

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(June 2011)

Directed by: Ahmed Ahmed
Starring: Ahmed Ahmed and the Ahmed Family, Omid ...

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NoA Film Review: To Be Heard

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(from the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival)

 

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NoA Film Review: Hot Coffee

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(from the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival)

 

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NoA Film Review: The Yellow Sea (Los Angeles Film Festival)

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(June 2011, from the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival)

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NoA Film Review: Unraveled (Los Angeles Film Festival)

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Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek
(June 2011, screening at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival)

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NoA Film Review: The Destiny of Lesser Animals

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(from the 2011 Los Angeles Film ...

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