Tag Archives: New York City

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon (dir. Michael Cimino, 1985) “They’d have to get three actors to play me because two of them would die.” – Mickey Rourke when asked about his Biopic “Well, I guess if you fight a war long enough, you end up marrying the enemy.” – Oliver Stone’s original final line for Year […]

The Best of 2014

(Favorite poster of the year. “Turn off all the lights. I want to see what it looks like from the street!”) “I am easily moved to tears and rarely survive a visit to the cinema without shedding them, racked, as I am, by the most perfunctory, meretricious or even callously sentimental attempts at poignancy (something […]

R.I.P. Kim’s Video

  (This is one of the first films I purchased at Kim’s Video. It’s a masterpiece. And the rare film where the trailer is as good, if not better, than the film itself. Honestly, it’s my favorite trailer of all time, right above The Social Network. In fact I was disappointed to see Trouble Man’s […]

3 Days of the Condor

3 Days of the Condor (1975, dir. Sydney Pollack) “There was nothing explicit between them, nothing more than a slightly open door. And yet…what could be more alluring?” – Jess Walter “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that […]

Curtis and Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success (dir. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) It’s hard to write a positive review. But it’s doubly hard to write a positive review on the internet. Not only do you have a shroud of anonymity which compels you toward negativity, it’s also tough to put  the right inflection into text. So when I write […]

Get Smart

Street Smart (dir. Jerry Schatzberg, 1987) “But you don’t love me, that’s news to me” – Foxygen So, the Super Bowl is this Sunday and while I don’t really have a dog in the fight (bad analogy I know given…), it did make me realize that this post does have some connection to the big […]

Looking for Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Dir. Richard Brooks 1977) “The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.” – Claude Bernard  So I mentioned last month that a lot of our film history has been completely lost due to lack of resources and poor preservation. But what I failed to explore in […]