Archive for the ‘Cinema’ Category

the bicycle thief

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Now screening at Lincoln Plaza.

shogun assassin

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Classic kung fu flick. You’ll recognize the samples. Check the whole joint here.

downtown calling

Monday, October 19th, 2009

In the late 1970s, the “greatest city in the world” was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en mass housing corruption gave way to a city in crisis. Yet out of the economic and social strife that held the “Big Apple” hostage, a family of homegrown cultures that would forever change the world began to emerge. Downtown Calling not only documents, in detail, the evolution of New York City’s fertile music and art subculture during this period, but how its collective output continues to play a prominent, driving role in the international fashion, art and music industries today.

Hope this’ll premiere in NYC soon, check the trailer here.

new york you’ve changed – taxi driver

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Scouting NY has put together a post comparing still shots from the 1976 movie Taxi Driver (which happens to be one of my favorite films) with photographs of today’s NYC. Apparently more comparison shots will be released on Wednesday.

five feet high and rising

Friday, September 4th, 2009

This is one of the best short films I’ve seen. Caught it at a screening at the New Museum last night. For a higher resolution file, check it here. A full feature called Raising Victor Vargas was created with some of the same characters and actors, need to get my hands on that.

brit noir

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

For my other film noir fans, Film Forum on W Houston is screening a variety of British noir films almost everyday for close to a month. More info on their site.

movie with a view at brooklyn bridge park

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Movie With a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Music starts at 6:00 pm; movie starts at sunset

Thursday, July 23
Feature Film: Paper Moon
Short: The Coffee Bird directed by Bryan Brinkman
DJ: Tim “Love” Lee

Thursday, July 30
Feature Film: To Catch A Thief
Short: Icebox Blues directed by Jesse Ash
DJ: DJ Ayres

Thursday, August 6
Feature Film: The Return Of The Pink Panther (1975)
Short: It’s Good to Be Green directed by Michael Garvey
DJ: Soulstatic

Thursday, August 13
Feature Film: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Short: Birdman of Brooklyn directed by JL Aronson
DJ: Nick Name

Thursday, August 20
Feature Film: Catch Me If You Can
Short: 6 a.m. directed by Carmen Vidal
DJ: DJ Emch

Thursday, August 27
Feature Film: Edward Scissorhands
Short: I Am Not Obsessed directed by Imani Dean
DJ: Oneman

Stock up on booze and munchies and enjoy the free screenings.


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), a young man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines.

A little 1980’s surrealism on a slow night never hurts.


Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

… I wanna check a couple of films that are premiering to the public in NY soon. A few midnight screenings of Casablanca are on their way as well.

le samouraï

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The French New Wave is one of my favorite film movements and this ranks as one of my preferred offerings from the genre. I have the itch to sit through a marathon of films, but unfortunately not the time.