Category Archives: Film Forum

Screening Report: CARTOON CUT-UPS of 1933 at Film Forum

The cinematic celebration of 1933 – “Hollywood’s naughtiest, bawdiest year!” – continues at New York City’s Film Forum on Monday, February 25 with Cartoon Cut-ups of 1933, a collection of rare animated shorts released by RKO, Columbia, MGM, Warner Bros., … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Pre-Code Fun at Film Forum’s 1933 Festival

This weekend, Film Forum kicked off 1933: Hollywood’s Naughtiest, Bawdiest Year – a monthlong, 66-film retrospective of my favorite year in movie history. I didn’t say it was the best year in movie history, of course. That honor, at least during … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) at Film Forum

Between 1947 and 1957, Ealing Studios produced a series of droll comedies that remain among the most beloved British films of all time. Robert Hamer’s KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949), Charles Crichton’s THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (1951) and Alexander Mackendrick’s … 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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A Modern Day Buster Keaton – Pierre Etaix at Film Forum

When asked why he was making his first visit to New York City, Pierre Étaix smiled broadly. “It’s never too late,” the 83-year-old actor/director said, as the capacity crowd at Film Forum signaled their enthusiastic agreement. Still vibrant and playful, the … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to 1920s New York City with Harold Lloyd’s SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum

I’m a late – but tirelessly enthusiastic – convert to silent movies. Though I’ve always been familiar with Harold Lloyd’s bespectacled visage, my introduction to the films of the so-called “third genius” of silent comedy came just a few years ago. My … Continue reading

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