Tag Archives: Bruce Goldstein

Stanwyck and Capra: An Intense Connection, Revisited

“I would say Frank Capra fell in love with her,” biographer Victoria Wilson said of Barbara Stanwyck last night at Film Forum in New York City. Really, who can blame him? And now, thanks to Film Forum’s 40-film Stanwyck retrospective, … Continue reading

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Screening Report: DUDDY KRAVITZ (1974) – Restored And Ready for a Comeback?

Like the lead character in his most critically acclaimed film, 82-year-old director Ted Kotcheff still has chutzpah aplenty. “I said to the producer, ‘If we don’t get a great Duddy Kravitz I’m not making this film!’” Kotcheff told the audience … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE KID (1921) at Film Forum + Chaplin Look-Alike Contest

It was just after noon on a spring Sunday, and I was chatting with a fellow cineaste outside Film Forum, the Downtown Manhattan movie mecca. “KID AUTO RACES? That’s Chaplin’s first short,” I said. “Well, it’s the first one where … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: My Obsessive-Compulsive Guide to the TCM Classic Film Festival

(UPDATES are in italics.) This is something I look forward to – and dread – all year long. Now that the schedule for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival has finally been released, the impossible choices must begin. And, with … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Harold Lloyd in THE KID BROTHER (1927) at Film Forum – Hurricane Sandy Special!

“Pretty good audience for Hurricane Sandy,” Repertory Director Bruce Goldstein said before Sunday’s screening of Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER (1927) at Film Forum – a theater on the outskirts of a New York City neighborhood about to be evacuated. … Continue reading

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Screening Report: SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum with John Bengtson, Pierre Etaix and a Sing-along!

Today’s screening of SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum was delightful, with a sold out house, lots of enthusiastic kids and some special guests. The program began with LOOK PLEASANT PLEASE (1918), a one-reel short recently “rediscovered” and restored by the The … Continue reading

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