The Rails intrepid movie reporter Galen Williams is known for attending as many as three films a day, acting as the sacrificial lamb who separates out the sleepers from the cinematic lemons for the rest of us. Late this fall, she braved the Ugg Boots and cashmere ponchos cluttering the Hamptons Film Festival to check out what proved to be a surprisingly progressive lineup, including a bevy of documentaries and foreign imports. Many of these films are just now hitting theaters, or will be this spring; what follows is her mini-mosaic of what to look out for, and what to avoid. Film editor Lisa Rosman also contributes her two cents.
Discovering a Francis Ford Coppola movie youve never seen is a little like that New York City dream in which you stumble upon a whole room youve never noticed before in your apartment.
Cable television must be one of the most infinite time-sucks ever created. With over 200 channels there are all the old ways to waste timemovies, gossip, critically abhorred but popular programsand a slew of new ones, endless nature footage, todays soap operas tonight, critically acclaimed but cancelled programs. There is also an old way to waste time: music videos, on a new network, Fuse. With five stations, MTV, MTV2, VHI, BET, and CMT, already showing videos sometimes, you would think they were getting enough airplay. "Not so!" cries Fuse, a station whose very existence is predicated on the idea that there just arent enough music videos on music television.