1984: A Blockbuster Year

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Ronald Reagan brought that oops moment to the world as he tested a microphone before a radio address; later that November Regan won a landslide re-election. That was the peak of […]

Ten Best [Film and TV] Actresses of All Time

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, found at GALECA.or and @DorianAwards, announced its members’ collective picks for the organization’s latest “Ten Best” list: GALECA’s Ten Best Actresses of All Time. The 160-plus members of GALECA, a nonprofit group comprised of professional film and TV critics and entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., […]

Good Girls Revolt on Amazon Prime

Amazon’s new original series Good Girls Revolt – developed by former journalist Dana Calvoe (Narcos) – follows the careers of a group of young female researchers at a fictitious magazine, News of the Week, during the counterculture days of 1969. Inspired by the book The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich, which examined the complaint, filed with the EEOC by […]

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)

The 1960’s It Girl, Julie Christie has a star turn in this very fine adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s proto-feminist 19th century novel. She’s a headstrong young woman who comes into a substantial inheritance, her wealthy uncle’s working farm. In good time she manages to beguile three different suitors all at once, making her the Goldilocks […]

Worried about the Summer TV Slump? 5 Shows to Fill the Void

As an avid TV show watcher, it’s always exciting to read about new TV shows and even more so to watch them unfold into success stories. With that same excitement in mind, I wanted to bring MoviefiedNYC readers a little taste of what to look forward to this summer. New TV shows open the door […]

This Week on Netflix! Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park, along with most of Steven Spielberg’s catalog at the time, was a staple of my childhood. It taught me what an adventure movie should be like in every measurable way. Some would blame Spielberg for ushering in the modern era of substance-devoid summer blockbusters, but that criticism seems unfair to me. He set […]

A Present from Heaven, Anna Karina

  Wide-eyed and ever-engaging Anna Karina, star of seven Jean-Luc Godard films including: Vivre Sa Vie, Alphaville, and Pierrot Le Fou, has been charming New York City audiences over the past week to promote the recent restoration of Godard’s 1964 French New Wave classic Band of Outsiders. When asked which movie she made with Godard is her […]

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Part 2: Back and Whiter Than Ever

In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite and recent films like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Gods of Egypt (in which Egyptian mythology—a quick reminder, Egyptians are African—is playacted by a cast of almost entirely white actors), I wanted to revisit an article I wrote over a year ago: “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being.” In it, I […]

From the Celluloid Zealot: La Dietrich Steals the Show in Stage Fright (1950)

For years afterward, Alfred Hitchcock would give this fine little film of his short shrift, saying he’d made a structural plot mistake that adversely affected the viewer’s following of the story. He felt he didn’t play fair with the audience. Yes . . . and no. I think the plot device he’s referencing doesn’t make […]

MoviefiedNYC Best Movies of 2015

It’s finally on, MoviefiedNYC‘s Ten Best Movies of 2015. The year proved to be a pretty good year for movies, a good year for women in film, a good year for LGBT movies, and a very good year for testosterone-induced action films with depth, craft, and fun! It was, indeed, a fun year at the movies! […]