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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In memory of Bill Cunningham (1929-2016). The 2010 documentary film Bill Cunningham New York introduced the rest of the world to the fashion, street photographer who for decades worked at the New York Times and captured urban style for his his column, “On the Street.” Bill, a “landmark” of New York City, will be missed.
O.J.: Made in America is ESPN’s stunning eight-hour series somehow manages to break new ground in the often told case of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. O.J.: Made in America is not only a heartbreaking viewing experience, but it explores its subject with incredible length, breadth, intelligence, and sensitivity. The eight-hour running time might seem daunting, but […]
When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The fight was held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974. The film features a number of celebrities, including […]
John Carney (Once, Begin Again) brings us his latest movie about love and making music—Sing Street. This time Carney’s autobiographical flick takes us to the 1980s as a high school boy growing up in Dublin starts a band to impress a model wannabe. It’s 80s bliss with call back to Duran Duran and The Cure.