November, 2011

Oscar fever! Yards docu-ganda on short list for little gold statue

Cinema: The Atlantic Yards documentary, “Battle for Brooklyn,” has a fighting chance to take home one of Tinseltown’s top trophies. Comments (22).

Indie comedy ‘We Are the Hartmans’ is like an ‘Occupy Main Street’

Cinema: And this Brooklyn-made film stars Richard Chamberlain as a pot-smoking rock club owner! Comment.

October, 2011

Sufjan scores! Indie rockstar Stevens will perform film tunes live at BAM

Cinema: DUMBO-based indie rock darling Sufjan Stevens will join Castanets crooner Ray Raposa for a live performance the duo’s original score of stellar documentary, “Beyond this Place,” alongside a screening of the film at BAM on Oct. 30. Comments (1).

Mekas movies: Film legend premieres a doc at film fest this weekend

Cinema: Legendary filmmaker and Gotham flaneur Jonas Mekas is set to kick off the first-ever Greenpoint Film Festival with the premiere of a full-length documentary about boozing it up at the infamous Mars Bar in Manhattan. Comment.

Get food for the mind — and belly — at the Red Hook Film Fest

Cinema: The Tribeca Film Festival may be star-studded, but the Red Hook Film Festival’s got free key lime pie. Comment.

September, 2011

Adrian Grenier loves Devin Ratray!

Cinema: The “Entourage” star and pal Ratray star in “True Bromance,” the highlight of this year’s Willifest! Comments (1).

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‘The Warriors’ — the real ones! — headline the Coney film fest

Cinema: The inspiration for the classic movie about gangland Coney is the subject of his own movie at the neighborhood’s film festival. Comments (17).

Catch ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’ in Red Hook next week

Cinema: The greatest movie about a bike theft — ever. Comment.

Picture yourself … seeing ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in Coney Island

Cinema: This is classic rock and roll kitsch. Comment.

August, 2011

You tawkin’ to us?!

Cinema: Heights woman shows off documentary on the New York accent. Comments (3).

Even 20 years later, ‘Jurassic Park’ still scares the crap out of you

Cinema: Hold on to your butts — “Jurassic Park” comes to McCarren Park this month. Comment.

Mission from God! ‘Blues Brothers’ comes to Coney

Cinema: The greatest musical ever screens on Aug. 6. Comments (1).

July, 2011

Start spreading the ‘Newsies’! Singalong on Friday at the Bell House

Cinema: Calling all kings of New York. Comment.

Bueller? Bueller? Classic coming-of-age story to unspool in McCarren Park

Cinema: Don’t play hooky on the greatest hooky movie ever. Comments (1).

‘Looney Tunes’ this ain’t

Cinema: Brooklyn’s biggest animation festival is no child’s play. Comment.

Enjoy the ‘View’! Pier 1 film series returns with ‘Manhattan’

Cinema: Yes, it’s a movie about that other island, but what else do you expect from Woody Allen (the Spike Lee of Manhattan)? Comment.

June, 2011

Dinner and a movie — in one place!

Cinema: Nitehawk Cinema opens in Williamsburg. The reviews are positive. Comments (1).

Hello, Norma Jeane! Marilyn Monroe gets 14-film retrospective at BAM

Cinema: Marilyn Monroe is finally getting the big-screen bash she deserves. Comment.

Marilyn Monroe’s sexy six

Cinema: The Brooklyn Academy of Music Marily Monroe retrospective features 14 films that explore the varied career of the ultimate blonde bombshell. Here’s a look at Norma Jean’s “sexy six” — and what makes them so scintillating. Comment.

Young director’s film is a ‘Green’ monster

Cinema: Check out Sophia Takal’s movie at BAM next week. Comments (1).

Hakuna matata! The Bell House hosts a ‘Lion King’ sing-along

Cinema: There’ll be no worries, at least for one night. Comment.

See the Atlantic Yards docu-ganda tomorrow!

Atlantic Yards: Starring Daniel Goldstein, Bruce Ratner and, in a tragic role, democracy. Comments (25).

Finally, a new owner for Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Cinema: Brooklyn Heights’ beloved twin cinema will become more than a moviehouse, now that a local musician and tech specialist has taken over. Comments (10).

May, 2011

High anxiety! BAM to screen ‘Vertigo’ starting on Friday

Cinema: “Vertigo” may be considered Alfred Hitchcock’s finest work, but it didn’t always get the respect it now commands. Comments (1).

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ heads for Coney Island

Cinema: Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar, you’re gonna go far — if you head to the beach to see a classic rock and roll film. Comment.

April, 2011

These guys are really serious about comedy

Cinema: Greenpoint’s Serious Lunch will screen their best — and newest — shorts during the Brooklyn Arts Council’s film festival. Comment.

This year’s ‘Movies with a View’ puts an emphasis on the view

Bridge ‘Park’: The schedule for this summer’s “Movies with a View” series at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is up — and this year is focusing on the “view” part of the name. Most of the films in the series have a Manhattan focus — which only makes sense given the city views from the park at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Comment.

Dinner and a movie? Finally, you can get them both in one place

Cinema: The blockbusters opening this Memorial Day won’t just be the movies — it’ll be the movie house, too. Comment.

Buster Keaton — with a live swing accompaniment — at Jalopy

Cinema: It’s a marriage made in old timey heaven. Comment.

March, 2011

New Greenpoint space, MOVES, opens with short flims

Cinema: Get to Greenpoint this month for highly original, experimental film. Comment.

February, 2011

Catherine Deneuve is just smoldering at BAM

Cinema: The French film legend will be a “Belle du Jour” for a month. Comments (1).

The badass of Korean film — at BAM

Cinema: Kim Jee-woon is one severely damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible. Comments (1).

Bum love! Three Dodger docs to screen at Historical Society

Cinema: They skipped town over 50 years ago, but the Brooklyn Dodgers live on — at least in a new film series. Comments (1).

BAM brings in the ‘Grass and Ass’ with Cheech, Chong and Porky’s

Cinema: Nobody does lowbrow better than the highbrow folks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (1).

This month, BAM is the Church of Sarandon

Cinema: A well-deserved retrospective to the lady behind the sunglasses in “Thelma and Louise” and the white T-shirt in “Atlantic City.” Comments (1).

January, 2011

‘Kaboom’ is a taste of Sundance at BAM

Cinema: Gregg Araki’s new Sundance Festival cult hit will debut in Brooklyn on Jan. 27. Comment.