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 […]

[Interview] with Director of Güeros Alonso Ruizpalacios

Director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ first feature-length film, Güeros, is part road movie, part social-historical inquiry, and part quest film that explores youth in the early days of the 1999 National University strike in Mexico City—a city shown as both a complicated character (friend and foe), and a place to drive around without purpose.  A partial shout-out to French […]

2015 Independent Spirit Awards

Every year, Hollywood recognizes the efforts of independent film making through the Independent Spirit Awards.  This year marks the 30 anniversary of the Spirit awards.  Back in 1985, the awards were known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) and the awards were presented by Jaime Lee Curtis and Peter Coyote.  The awards presentation was at […]

1939, Still the Best Year: Dark Victory

1939 was very eventful. The country was just beginning to come out of the worst economic depression in history. Mohandas Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British rule in India. The Spanish Civil War ended, and Francisco Franco became the dictator of Spain. Europe was plunged into a second world war in just twenty […]

MoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated Films for 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Its’a given, like almost everyone else, John David and I are both super excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens the most eagerly awaited movie of 2015. Now here is where we both part ways: Myrna’s Most Anticipated Crimson Peak Crimson Peak a gothic horror film from the director of The Devil’s Backbone, […]

Back to Basics: Hollywood Players Move to TV

On January 11, HBO launched the new seasons of three original series. At 9:30, in between the fourth season premiere of Girls and the second season premiere of Looking, the premium cable provider will run the series premiere of its new original series Togetherness, created by the Duplass brothers (Mark and Jay). According to HBO’s website […]

The Ultimate Woody Allen Trivia Contest

It’s time for another MoviefiedNYC trivia contest. Almost more than watching movies, we love giving away books about movies. To celebrate the recent release of The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion by Jason Bailey, we’ve put together a few trivia questions that any Woody Allen fan will enjoy. The first contestant to answer the most questions correctly will win […]

Are you whovian enough for Doctor Who? The Who’s Who of Doctor Who.

The Who’s Who of Doctor Who: A Whovian Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions to the Good Doctor.  Written by Cameron K. McEwan, creator of the fan site, Bloctor Who, a popular blog dedicated to Doctor Who—of course; and random yet elaborate illustrations by Andrew Skilleter, this colorfully glossy medium size table book […]

We Should Have Gone to the Beach: The Gory Absurdity of "Dead Snow"

The other day I passed by an independent theater in New York’s Greenwich Village that was advertising a film called Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead on the marquee. The title piqued my interest and after a little research I learned that it was the sequel to a horror/comedy film from 2009 that has already […]

Obviously Adult:An Interview With Writer-Director Gillian Robespierre

Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child may appropriately be dubbed “the first abortion comedy,” but by no means is it asking us to laugh at a controversial medical procedure resulting in the termination of a pregnancy. It’s more like, “Hey, shit happens, and you’re allowed to laugh through it”. Obvious Child asks us to laugh with Donna, […]