Category Archives: Feature films

New York Film Festival 2021 – What I’ve Seen So Far, Part 1

_____________________________________________ I skipped last year’s New York Film Festival entirely because I couldn’t get my head around seeing the films virtually, which might seem odd since I’d been watching everything — new and old movies — on my computer screen … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Life – A Movie Marquee Gallery

Movie theater marquees aren’t what they used to be, that’s for sure. In the last twenty years or so, they’ve become less distinctive and less dramatic. Multiplexes here in Manhattan do without traditional marquees entirely, though smaller theaters, such as … Continue reading

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Basic Bogart – Notes on Three Key Films

    _____________________________________________________ Recently I went to Film Forum for the start of a three-week series of Humphrey Bogart films (July 16 to August 5). I saw The Maltese Falcon (1941) back to back with Casablanca (1942). I’ll see The … Continue reading

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Film Books – Recent Acquisitions

In October of 2019, I posted a three-part series on film books in my library — both old and new — that I considered significant. I’ve since acquired several titles that I think are worth mentioning. Of the following eight … Continue reading

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Going Back – Supplemental

For a deeper look, here are interviews and discussions for most of the films covered in the previous post. Running times for videos are indicated. ___________________________________________________ The Courier Benedict Cumberbatch and director Dominic Cooke interview (8:18) _____________________________________________________ Gunda Interview with … Continue reading

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Going Back: Movie Theaters 2.0

I’m seeing movies in theaters again! On March 22, I saw Tenet in IMAX at the AMC Lincoln Square theater at 68th and Broadway here in New York City. This was my first time back in a theater in over … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming – 2020 & 2021 (so far) – Part 2

Here are twelve more titles to wrap up this survey of what I’ve liked on the small screen in 2020 and so far this year. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Miss Scarlet and the Duke (PBS Masterpiece)  Set in Victorian London of 1882, … Continue reading

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More Roundtables – Directors and Producers

As I mentioned in my previous post, the annual roundtable discussions curated by The Hollywood Reporter are conducted in this pandemic year via Zoom, rather than the participants being seated at an actual table.  In this post, we have directors … Continue reading

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Cinematographers Roundtable + Quentin Tarantino & Roger Deakins and Christopher Nolan & Hoyte van Hoytema

The annual roundtable discussions curated by The Hollywood Reporter are conducted in this pandemic year via Zoom, rather than the participants being seated at an actual table. There’s an intimacy that’s lost by this physical separation. It’s a different vibe, … Continue reading

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Feature Films 2020: Best of the Rest – Supplemental

Here is a variety of supplemental materials for several of the titles in my previous post. ____________________________________________________ I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman, director & writer) _________________________________________________________ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, director) ___________________________________________________ Martin Eden (Pietro … Continue reading

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