Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: Willem Dafoe

This year, Willem Dafoe received his third Oscar nomination for The Florida Project, playing the manager of a down-and-out motel near Disney World (aka the Happiest Place on Earth).  Dafoe received his second Oscar nomination for portraying Max Schreck, the star of the silent classic Nosferatu (1922), in Shadow of the Vampire (2000).  Dafoe brillantly embodies Schreck, masterfully making what […]

Movie-Still Monday (on Tuesday) Oscar Edition: Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville received her first Oscar nomination for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread playing the sister and business partner of fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis, who also received a nomination).  Manville has been active in mostly British films and television since the 1970s.  She is a favorite of director Mike Leigh appearing in Secrets and Lies […]

Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is celebrating his eighth acting nomination (ninth career nomination) for his work in this year’s Roman J. Israel, Esq.  He is tied with Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy as third most nominated actor in Oscar history (behind Jack Nicholson with 12 and Laurence Olivier with 10).  Washington received his first Oscar nomination 30 years […]

Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: Saoirse Ronan

  We begin our celebration of Oscar season by celebrating the previous films of this year’s nominees.  Saoirse Ronan is celebrating her third nomination this year for her performance in Lady Bird.  Ronan is the second youngest woman (behind Jennifer Lawrence) to receive three nominations.  Ronan received her first nomination at age 13 for her role as […]

Movie-Still Monday Olympics Edition: Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

Today’s Movie-Still Monday celebrates the Olympic games in Rio with director’s Kon Ichikawa documentary masterpiece Tokyo Olympiad. A film commissioned by the Japanese government to show a new positive post-World War II image. The beautifully shot film successfully presents the emotional side of the games. 

Movie-still Monday: Captain Fantastic (2016)

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea […]

Movie-Still Monday: Smithereens (1982) Selfie ’80s Style

The Lower East Side in its raw, early ’80s, glory is captured by director Susan Seidelman, who later went on to direct Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.  The film follows a self-centered girl from New Jersey who moves to New York City to join the punk rock scene. Smthereens is on the big screen with a new 35mm […]

Movie-Still Monday: Swiss Army Man

Director and writers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert take viewers on a surreal, confusing, yet crafty, unique journey with Paul Dano as a down-and-out man stranded in the backyard wilderness and his new buddy, a flatulent corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe. If you like your material literal and concrete, you won’t like this film, but if you […]

MoviefiedNYC Opening this Weekend: July 15

I am a little taken a back that we have reached July and there are only three maybe four movies that I really enjoyed (Sing Street, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Lobster and Captain America: Civil War). I look to July with some hope with Life, Animated, Captain Fantastic, Café Society and finally The Secret Life […]

Movie-still Monday: Ghostbusters (1984) & (2016)

After the members of a team of scientists lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now […]