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  • THE PROJECTIONIST Q&A with Director Abel Ferrara and Nicolas Nicolaou Daily (May 15 - May 21)

    THE PROJECTIONIST Q&A with Director Abel Ferrara and Nicolas Nicolaou Daily (May 15 - May 21)

    The film director converses with the proprietor of a Cinema complex in Queens about the 1970s era of film making and exhibition in New York City, when things were edgier and sleazier than they are in today's cleaned up scene.
  • THE MISOGYNISTS Q&A AFTER THE 7PM SHOW on FRI Feb 14 / SAT Feb 15 / SUN Feb 16 w/ DIRECTOR Onur Tuke

    THE MISOGYNISTS Q&A AFTER THE 7PM SHOW on FRI Feb 14 / SAT Feb 15 / SUN Feb 16 w/ DIRECTOR Onur Tuke

    Q&A with Director Onur Tukel - FRIDAY 2/14 AFTER THE 7:00pm SHOW (& after the 9pm upon demand) - SATURDAY 2/15 AFTER THE 7:00pm SHOW (& after the 9pm upon demand) - SUNDAY 2/16 AFTER THE 7:00pm SHOW
  • IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS Q&As on Feb 15 at 3:10pm & 5:10pm & 7:10pm | Q&A on Feb 16 at 3:10pm

    IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS Q&As on Feb 15 at 3:10pm & 5:10pm & 7:10pm | Q&A on Feb 16 at 3:10pm

    - Saturday 2/15 3:10pm - Q&A with Director and Producer - Saturday 2/15 5:10pm - Q&A with Cast, Director and Producer. - Saturday 2/15 7:10pm - Introduction from Cast, Director and Producer - Sunday 2/16 3:10pm - Q&A with Director and Producer
  • 'Impossible Monsters' (2/14) Film Review By Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter)

    'Impossible Monsters' (2/14) Film Review By Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter)

    Santino Fontana stars in Nathan Catucci's psychological thriller about an academic sleep study that goes very wrong. If movies are to be believed, what happens after you fall asleep is so scary it's a wonder that anyone dares to nod off at all. Impossible Monsters is the latest thriller to exploit the terrors of nightmares, and it does so in uncommonly stylish fashion. While the film, directed and written by Nathan Catucci and receiving its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival, ultimately fails to successfully navigate its overly twisty narrative, it marks an impressive debut effort.    New York's City College, where many of the exteriors were shot, provides the perfect gothic, academic atmosphere for the storyline revolving around ambitious psychology professor Dr. Rich Freeman (Santino Fontana, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). When Rich loses a prestigious award to an arch rival (Chris Henry Coffey), he eagerly acts on a suggestion by the school's dean (Laila Robins) to conduct a study on dreams, nightmares and the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. Since the prize is a large grant being offered by a major pharmaceutical company, the stakes, both academic and financial, are extremely high.
  • COLOR OUT OF SPACE Review By Jeannette Catsoulis (NY TIMES)

    COLOR OUT OF SPACE Review By Jeannette Catsoulis (NY TIMES)

    ‘Color Out of Space’ Review: Bother From Another Planet Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson face an evil shade of lilac in this inventive sci-fi horror film directed by Richard Stanley. “Color Out of Space,” apparently, is blindingly bright and magnificently malevolent. In this bonkers yet weirdly beautiful science fiction-horror hybrid (directed, with retro panache, by the great Richard Stanley), the light is a throbbing lilac and blood is Schiaparelli pink. And if I tell you that Nicolas Cage’s eyeballs will turn into ultraviolet high-beams, then you’ll know immediately if you’re in or out. Lovers of aberrant, gooey B-movies will be all in. Cage plays Nathan, a gentleman farmer who can show you how to whip up a cassoulet or milk an alpaca. Nathan’s main preoccupations are lingering daddy issues and a stalled sex life resulting from the recent illness of his wife, Theresa (Joely Richardson). But just as that particular dry spell is breaking, a meteorite crashes into their front yard, its crater releasing poisonous, multihued energy that alters DNA in disgustingly inventive ways. And when Theresa’s body begins a seeming attempt to suck the youngest of their three children back into the womb, an increasingly unhinged Nathan becomes convinced that only family solidarity will save them. Based on a 1929 short story by H.P. Lovecraft, “Color Out of Space” has more going on than just the squishy satisfactions of its old-school creature effects (reminiscent of Rob Bottin’s ingenious work on John Carpenter’s “The Thing”). Using shape-shifting as a messy metaphor for sickness and childhood trauma, Stanley and Cage leap so far over the psychological top that they never come back to earth. By the end, my own eyeballs hadn’t changed color, but they must have looked like pinwheels.
  • COME AS YOU ARE Review By DENNIS HARVEY (Variety)

    COME AS YOU ARE Review By DENNIS HARVEY (Variety)

    Three disabled men go on a road trip to lose their virginity at a special-needs bordello in this ingratiating remake of a Belgian film. The rare remake that’s actually a slight improvement on its predecessor, Richard Wong’s “Come as You Are” translates Geoffrey Enthoven’s 2011 Belgian “Hasta la Vista” to middle America. Other changes are less substantial, but this seriocomedy has a less formulaic feel than the original while remaining a crowd-pleasing buddy pic-caper with a soft-pedaled minority empowerment theme. Reception in real-world disabled communities may be somewhat muted by the casting of able-bodied actors in the lead roles. Nonetheless, it’s hard to entirely resist this loosely fact-inspired tale of three physically challenged men road-tripping to Montreal in order to lose their virginity at a “special needs” bordello.
  • A FINE LINE Q&As on Friday (2/28), Saturday (2/29) & Sunday (3/1)

    A FINE LINE Q&As on Friday (2/28), Saturday (2/29) & Sunday (3/1)

    Q&A on Friday (2/28): 7:00pm show "with special honoree Chef Victoria Blamey of Gotham Bar & Grill, stars from the film Dominique Crenn, Sylvia Weinstock, Angela Raynor, Valerie James and panel moderator Sara Moulton."   SATURDAY (2/29) - 7PM screening: The screening will be followed by a Panel discussion on Women's Leadership with: Natalie Grindstaff, Crafted Hospitality Executive Beverage Director, Lelaine Bigelow of the National Partnership for Women & Families, Yamila Ruiz, One Fair Wage's National High Road Director, an NYC legislator (TBC), moderated by The James Beard Foundation. Details: https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/4d139f2a9bcd963dcde9   SUNDAY (3/1)- 3PM screening: The screening will be followed by a Food Media Perspective discussion with Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, Dana Cowin, former Editor in Chief of Food & Wine Magazine and V. Spehar, Director of Women Leadership for the James Beard Foundation. Details: https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/47523ade54e0e546c240  
  • SUNKEN ROADS DAILY Q&As May 8 - May 14 after 3:00pm & 6:45pm shows

    SUNKEN ROADS DAILY Q&As May 8 - May 14 after 3:00pm & 6:45pm shows

    DAILY Q&As after 3:00pm & 6:45pm shows "Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day" tells a story of inter-generational friendship, offering a new perspective on D-Day by presenting the memories of 90-year-old men through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman. The film follows Charlotte, a young woman who joins eight D-Day veterans on a road trip to retrace their steps from World War II. The veterans come to see Charlotte as a granddaughter, trusting her with their stories and confronting the trauma that still haunts them 70 years after the war.
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Review by Sean O' Connell (CINEMA BLEND) Now playing!

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Review by Sean O' Connell (CINEMA BLEND) Now playing!

    A beautiful and poignant snapshot of a bygone age, littered with gorgeous odes to the method of storytelling Tarantino has perfected over the years. It’s Quentin’s movie about movies, made as only Tarantino can.
  • Put on a happy face. #JokerMovie now playing!

    Put on a happy face. #JokerMovie now playing!

    An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.
  • QUEEN & SLIM Review: FIVE stars for this exhilarating film! By Caryn James (BBC)

    QUEEN & SLIM Review: FIVE stars for this exhilarating film! By Caryn James (BBC)

    The debut feature film from Melina Matsoukas is a triumph. It’s a suspenseful, beautifully realised vision of identity, race and injustice, writes Caryn James.
  • 'The Corrupted': Film Review by Stephen Dalton (Hollywood Reporter)

    'The Corrupted': Film Review by Stephen Dalton (Hollywood Reporter)

    Sam Claflin, Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville co-star in this gritty crime thriller about the murky land deals behind the 2012 Olympics.