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Interview with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of New York Film Critics Series

Interview with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of New York Film Critics Series

| November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back,  I was lucky enough to have a chit-chat with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of the New York Film Critic Series. The Film Critic Series seeks to “provide the finest films and state-of-the-art experiences to patrons who don’t live in big cities. In addition to Critics series, Mark is also working on Turbulent […]

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Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, The Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal that Changed Hollywood

Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, The Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal that Changed Hollywood

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was in third grade when Chris Farley died. It was a rainy Monday morning, the kind that brings only solemn thoughts to the mind. My friend walked over to me, a depressed look on his face no less, and explained to me that the funniest guy we knew died – from a drug overdose. […]

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The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now available from Applause Books, this series of four, massive yet surprisingly affordable tomes, reprints George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr. and Jane R. Gelfman’s 1971 Film Scripts books. The series was later reprinted in 1989 and the screenplays herein have since garnered the designation of classics, an especially accurate term for these scripts featuring […]

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Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I tried not to get my hopes up too high going into the Thor sequel, but couldn’t help but think the trailers looked really really good.  I kept telling myself that the trailers for Iron Man 3 looked great too, and that was a jokey mess.  Fortunately, The Dark World did not disappoint in any way and made for a wonderful […]

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Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kill Your Darlings (2013) is a fascinating and entertaining, but ultimately flawed film that details one of the incidents in the life of William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster, Alpha Dog) that Burroughsphiles like myself find incredibly intriguing — the murder, by nineteen year-old Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan, Chronicle), of his thirty-three year-old stalker David Kammerer (Michael […]

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Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret. We here at FilmMonthly love co-writer/director Gary Michael Schultz’s debut feature, Devil in My Ride. Just check out Jason Coffman’s glowing review of Devil from earlier this month! The film premiered at Shriekfest 2013 and is making its way to Chicago (from where Schultz hails) for its Midwest premiere on Saturday, November […]

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where do you turn when you want to watch Orson Welles make fun of Jimmy Stewart, or to see the two take turns teasing Dean Martin? Where else could you expect to hear a Rich Little impression of Truman Capote performing as General George S. Patton? Or find the likes of Bob Hope and Don […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Is The Warmest Color

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The struggles between the physical and mental aspects of romantic desire are intensely deconstructed in director Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, Blue Is The Warmest Color. Loosely based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude, the story centers on a 15-year old girl named Adele (played by Adele Exarchopoulos) who is climbing into […]

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The Internship

The Internship

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an exercise in cinematic product placement, The Internship (2013) is an unmitigated failure. It’s a $58 million commercial that succeeds not in endearing viewers to the product it’s advertising, but instead promotes resentment toward said product through the movie’s transparently-motivated, interminable praise of it. That product: Google. According to The Internship, Google is not […]

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The Heat

The Heat

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, October means horror movies. Any money I have put aside for Blu-rays goes exclusively to horror films, as does any free time I may have. Already this month, I’ve watched something like twenty-five horror movies and almost as many episodes of Tales from the Crypt. This is my favorite time of […]