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 […]

The Nightmare: Blue Language and the Shadow Man, an interview with an Interviewee

“There’s nothing we can do when it chooses to visit us, but to breathe, keep our eyes open, and wait for morning.” —Kate Angus It’s not often that one of your dearest friends appears in a feature documentary. In fact, the closest I’ve come to that is when a high school classmate, was interviewed on […]

Movie-Still Monday: Women in Film – Dorothy Arzner

  MoviefiedNYC celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at some of film’s great women. We are starting with director, Dorothy Arzner. Starting her career in the early days in Hollywood as a typist at Paramount Pictures, Arzner worked her way up through the ranks as a screenwriter and as a respected editor (Blood and Sandstaring Rudolph Valentino). She eventually moved […]

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 […]

Making Movies that Matter: Interview with director of Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia

Niharika Singh I recently sat down to chat with director, Ashim Ahluwalia, whose first feature film, Miss Lovely, recently opened in New York City.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Ahluwalia is not what I expected, as I anticipated meeting the next big Bollywood director.  He’s a director’s director, a down-to-earth guy, well-informed on […]

Movie-Watch: Siddharth (2014)

Rajesh Tailang Siddharth is a film inspired by Canadian director Richie Mehta’s (I’ll Follow You Down, 2013) chance encounter in Delhi with a man who asked him for help in finding a place called Dongri. When Mehta asked what Dongri was, the man told him that it’s a place where he thinks his lost son […]

Review: Godzilla: Inert Actors and a Middle-aged Monster

It was in 1998 that Godzilla last dared to invade American soil. That last endeavor proved to be a critical disaster. Come on! Matthew Broderick’s silly, bumbling scientist, and a very un-Godzilla-like mutant lizard! The only thing familiar was the famous roar. Of course, seeing Manhattan’s skyscrapers destroyed, in the then new CGI, was pretty […]

Flex is Kings: Fighting it Out on the Dance Floor

I’ll admit it; I love a good dance flick, I pretty much love any dance film, from early ’80s movies such as Beat Street (see “Top Five NYC Subway Movies”),  to the recent crop of dance documentaries that include Every Little Step, First Position and Pina. And, yes, even Step Up (It’s a guilty pleasure!).  Following the recent crop of dance documentaries, this latest New York […]

First Annual MoviefiedNYC Awards

Gloria, Muscle Shoals, Museum Hours, Musicwood,Only the Lovers Left Alive, Prince Avalanche, Short Term 12 and White Reindeer. Team MoviefiedNYCsaw a large number of movies in 2013, movies that included mega hits, painful misses, golden critical faves, and a slew of quiet little pictures which didn’t get the love they deserved. Taking our inspiration from Filmspotting’s Golden Brick […]

Top Five NYC Subway Movies

Believe it or not, over five million people take the NYC subway every day. Together, we straphangers form something of a subterranean family: a couple of times a day, we call the subway car our home; we avoid eye contact, don’t talk to each other, get into an occasional yelling match; a typical dysfunctional family living in a […]