Archive for November, 2014

Viva la libertà

Viva la libertà

| November 7, 2014

Toni Servillo seemingly has the reputation of Italian cinema weighing on his shoulders. Most films coming out of the Peninsula and making it to international shores star, well, him. In fact, amongst American audiences, the 55-year old Servillo is the most known Italian chameleon since Marcello Mastroianni. In Viva la libertà, which in the provided […]

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Amor Cronico

Amor Cronico

| November 6, 2014

Who is CuCu Diamantes? This is the question you’ll be asking during her film Amor Cronico. The film follows Cuban-American singer CuCu Diamantes who returns to her home country of Cuba for an island-wide tour. Accompanied by a pint-sized doting manager Guarapo, a sprawling cocktail lounge band, and a giant heel (literally), she tours the […]

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The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986

The Merv Griffin Show: 1962-1986

| November 4, 2014

“I’m not essentially a happy person, but I have all kinds of joy,” Orson Welles said during a taped interview with Merv Griffin on October 9, 1985. Mere hours later, Welles would die of a heart attack at his home. One of the greatest minds in the history of film had died, and none other […]

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Finding Fela!

Finding Fela!

| November 3, 2014

Renowned Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones’ work in bringing the life and times of iconic Nigerian musician Fela Kuti to the Broadway stage is detailed in a documentary due to be screened again in local venues, most notably at the iRock Jazz Festival on November 7. Finding Fela! is Emmy Award-winning Alex Gibney’s documentary, […]

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RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

| November 1, 2014

Hollywood is a magical, yet mercurial place. Anyone can write a screenplay, no matter how farfetched, and have it turned into a feature length film. Sometimes, big studios fall prey to the promise of a big name attached to the project (such as Jon Voight). For example: how about a group of young fimmakers looking […]

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