Review: ‘Birdman’

Posted October 20, 2014 by David Teich

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, & Armando Bo  Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, & Amy Ryan NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters A has-been actor tries to reestablish relevance: It doesn’t sound like the freshest of premises. ‘Sunset Boulevard’s’ Norma Desmond prepped […]

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Ben Niles’ ‘Some Kind of Spark’ to PREMIERE at DOC NYC

Posted October 17, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

With children’s music education sharply declining over 20% since 2001 (according to Music Educators National Conference), Ben Niles, director of the award-winning “Note By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037),” chronicles in his new feature-length documentary, SOME KIND OF SPARK, six kids (ages 8-12) from far reaches of New York City as they embark on […]

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52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Inherent Vice’

Posted October 12, 2014 by David Teich

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Written by Paul Thomas Anderson (Screenplay) and Thomas Pynchon (Novel) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and many more. Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival For a film […]

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52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jason Teich

Directed by Oren Moverman. Written by Jeffrey Caine (story) & Oren Moverman (screenplay, story) Starring Richard Gere, Jena Malone & Ben Vereen Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival Oren Moverman’s ambitious ‘Time Out of Mind’ eschews a straightforward narrative with forward momentum, instead functioning as an evocative sensory experience and vivid portrait of […]

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HP Power Up Festival: Visual Effects in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Posted October 5, 2014 by David Teich

Everything about Manhattan’s Milk Studios, from its clean, curving white walls and pillars, to its expansive plate-glass windows that leave the space bathed in light, breathes sleekness and smooth, cutting-edge professionalism. So Kyle McCulloch, standing on a polished wooden stage flanked on either side by two enormous flat-screen TVs, found himself in the perfect place […]

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52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Gone Girl’

Posted October 4, 2014 by Jason Teich

Directed by David Fincher Written by Gillian Flynn Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Missi Pyle, & Tyler Perry David Fincher’s darkly subversive ‘Gone Girl’ may traffic in prestige trappings and complex themes about modern marriage. But it’s first and foremost a master-class in raw, pulpy, adrenalized entertainment defined by shocking twists, […]

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