Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Book About John Ford Avoids Easy Answers

Forty years after his death John Ford remains an enigma. In his new book Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond author Scott Allen Nollen calls Ford “one of the most complex, contradictory, and downright confounding men who … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Clara Bow in IT (1927) at Nitehawk Cinema

Talking is never okay at the movies. But what about singing? Vocalist Mary Alouette and the djangOrchestra accompanied Clarence G. Badger’s IT (1927) today during a brunch screening at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, and the result was surprisingly effective. … Continue reading

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Robert Osborne & Jane Powell Launch TCM Classic Film Tour

Turner Classic Movies launched the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring on-air host Robert Osborne and legendary actress Jane Powell, star of LUXURY LINER (1948), ROYAL WEDDING (1951) and SEVEN BRIDES … Continue reading

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Screening Report: SUPER FLY (1972) 40th Anniversary Celebration at Museum of the Moving Image

“I want to thank you all for coming out for a movie that represents the renaissance of black cinema,” filmmaker Warrington Hudlin told the audience at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on Friday night, before a screening … Continue reading

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TCM Takes Manhattan with First-Ever “Classic Film Tour”

East Coast classic film fans rejoice! After four years of star-studded festivals in Hollywood and two (soon to be three) cinematic voyages on the high seas, Turner Classic Movies is finally bringing film fans together in New York City. On … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS (2013)

The most enjoyable movie I’ve seen this summer is in black and white. That probably doesn’t surprise you. But what if I told you it’s not a classic from the Studio Era, but rather a current release from one of … Continue reading

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