About: Alex Sheremet

Alex Sheremet is a young writer from Belarus. A poet, critic, and novelist, he became interested in film as a means of furthering his own art, and chose to stay because of everything else that film has taught him.

His first novel (A Few Streets More To Kensington) deals with the classic tropes of childhood as transplanted over to the streets of Brooklyn, and as seen through an artist’s reluctant gaze. Brothels, video games, femme fatales, violence, 9/11, and Orthodox Jews abound, for while this may not have been your reality, it certainly was the artist’s, and that of many others. The book, therefore, subsists on the ‘magic’ of the 1990s, and remains one of the few comprehensive depictions of that era -- even as it transcends it, too.

Alex’s second book (Doors & Exits: Some Cues From A Study Of Two Extremes) is a ‘docudrama’ that probes the follies and accomplishments of the 21st Century, all within the world of a single, fictional school in New York City. But while the ‘place’ may be a fabrication, its conflicts are not, for its characters (kids, teachers, and those somewhere in between) have a reality someplace, somewhere, and will repeat themselves -- ad nauseam -- for as long as we’re recognizably human. This is the little-known difference between Truth and Reality, and Alex’s novel straddles both.

Woody Allen: Reel To Real is Alex’s third book, and is the summation of what he’s learned thus far in cinema. His style of criticism is straightforward, beginning with a single assertion: that art can (and should!) be evaluated, and that a critic’s job is above all to evaluate. His hope is that the reader will come away knowing more of art and cinema as a whole, and be able to apply these ideas to new art-works in a way that’s logically consistent and self-sufficient, all the while avoiding the common pitfalls of artistic criticism. Woody Allen’s films are especially conducive to this view, for while not everyone has thought, felt, or suffered what his characters live through, Woody’s creations still depict reality -- however small a portion -- and subsist within it. To miss this is to miss the work, and simply be left with one’s own biases and limitations.

Alex graduated Valedictorian of Macaulay Honors College in New York City with a BA in Classical Studies, English, and Education. His work has appeared on Cosmoetica, BlogCritics, Scholastic, and other publications. Alex lives in Queens, NY with his wife, and is currently working on a book-length poem about his experiences in the USSR.

He may be contacted at alex(at)woodyallenreel2real(dot)com


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