more by George Sax
Binx, the narrator of Walker Percy’s 1961 novel The Moviegoer, resorts to watching motion pictures to relieve the oppressive, vulgar “everydayness” of middle-class American life. Binx is trying to at least periodically escape from his life.
The late Albert Maysles (he died on March 5), one-half of the fraternal duo – with David Maysles – that gave us Grey Gardens years ago, left us this documentary, a discerning portrait of Iris Apfel, flamboyantly self-assured maven of style and exponent of the life force. She is the 94-...
At the very beginning of Felix Herngren’s whimsical, genially mordant comedy, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) seems an expectedly doddering incompetent.