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Hell’s Kitchen Cinematic Pockets Give Grit to “Jessica Jones”

Hell’s Kitchen Cinematic Pockets Give Grit to “Jessica Jones”

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Whether it’s a blended scotch or bourbon, former superhero turned private eye Jessica Jones is never far from a bottle. So where does the protagonist procure the hard stuff? From Sonny’s Grocery, of course, a longtime Hell’s Kitchen bodega that was turned into a liquor store for the second season […]

Hollywood MIA at Lincoln Center

Hollywood MIA at Lincoln Center

BY STEVE ERICKSON | There’s something new about the 55th edition of the New York Film Festival that may not be apparent at first glance. There’s basically no participation from conventional Hollywood studios. The festival has not given up on showing mainstream cinema, such as the opening night film (Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying”; Sep. 28, 6 […]

Aziz Ansari’s Next Act

Aziz Ansari’s Next Act

After six seasons on “Parks and Recreation” as a hyperkinetic, delusionally ambitious slacker, Aziz Ansari is launching his own series on Netflix, “Master of None,” where he is Dev, a 30-year-old New York actor unable to decide about his next meal much less his pathway in life. Ansari talks about the series and screens the […]