Memorable Minorities has launched!

by Scott on April 14, 2014

Memorable Minorities has launched!  Check out the first episode, “No” to Yesterday, in which our hosts in a futuristic society give us a tour of racial archetypes in movies from the past. “No” To Yesterday is written by Melody Cooper and stars Melody Cooper and Benton Greene (yes, our star from The Battle Below!). Directed [...]

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In The Theaters: Breathe In and Veronica Mars

by Caroline on April 6, 2014

I had read a good review of Breathe In, so was excited to see it come up on the NY Film Society calendar. Oh well. The acting is good, even if the plot unfolds like a story my 12-year old would make up. Cue the excitable, tween voice: …and then an exchange student comes for [...]

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On My Netflix: Leave, A Late Quartet, and The Dinosaur Project

March 26, 2014

On my Netflix viewing schedule were three films on death: Leave with Bryan Cranston and Ron Livingston is good marketing and good editing. It’s a thriller about a guy with recurring nightmares who meets a drifter who may be his presumed-dead brother. I can’t really say more than that without spoiling it. I say good [...]

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On My Watchlist: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and NY WIFT Screening Series

March 19, 2014

On my watchlist this week were two very different live events: comedy, documentary and The Battle Below screens at The Anthology Film Archives. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain wasn’t the laugh-out-loud set I expect from Hart, one of my favorite comics. I appreciated  his opening, as he took viewers around the world to see the [...]

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In the Theaters: Enemy and Non-Stop

March 12, 2014

In the theater, courtesy of the NY Film Society, I checked out Enemy and Non-Stop: Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal is about a nondescript professor whose life irrevocably changes when he sees his exact lookalike in a bit part in a film and tracks him down to confront him. I am a creature feature fan, and [...]

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The Battle Below Screens at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC

March 2, 2014

We’re excited that The Battle Below will be screening as part of the NY Women In Film and Television Screening Series on March 18, 7p ET. For full information and tickets, visit this link: http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=4963#EventInformation Both Bruce and I will be on hand for Q&A after the screening. The screening will take place at the [...]

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On My Watchlist: Blackfish, Devil and Side Effects

February 3, 2014

After cramming in so many live screenings at theaters in the run up to the SAG Awards, it’s refreshing to curl up on the couch and tackle my Netflix queue. In keeping with the FBC Films target genres, I watched a creature feature, horror film and a thriller recently. Blackfish is absolutely a creature feature, [...]

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On My Watchlist: If You Build It

January 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to an advance screening of the documentary, If You Build It (thanks NY WIFT!). If You Build It is directed by Patrick Creadon and tells the story of Studio H, an alternative education program launched by two designers, Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller, in a woefully [...]

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On My Watchlist: Helix, The Europa Report, Apollo 18, and the Golden Globes

January 16, 2014

Is anyone watching Helix? I was definitely intrigued by the trailers, which seemed to suggest zombies in outer space. I am impressed enough by the pilot that I’ll watch this week. It’s nice to see Billy Campbell in a star turn again. I had to look up Jordan Hayes, who plays 26-year old genius Dr. [...]

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Film Review: Blue Jasmine, Philomena, One Chance, 12 Years A Slave

December 3, 2013

Blue Jasmine is the sort of movie I should love. I’m a personal finance/ business news junkie, and this film tells the story of the scorned wife-turned-widow of a Bernie Madoff-like financier. Cate Blanchett puts in a great performance, and Alex Baldwin phones it home playing every other role he’s played recently, except here he’s [...]

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