Watch Noah Baumbach’s Bushwick-centric new trailer: ‘While We’re Young’

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You might recognize a few local spots. The film, which opens in March, is getting some great advance buzz:

If age is just a state of mind, then “While We’re Young” is the best kind of therapy a fortysomething starting to lose touch with the younger generation could hope for: Witty, articulate and reminiscent of several talented directors who no longer mean so much to today’s kids, Noah Baumbach’s latest stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as husband-and-wife filmmakers who “adopt” a mid-20s hipster couple as friends. Though not as broadly appealing as a Judd Apatow picture, Baumbach’s own acutely observed this-is-life laffer features his most relatable characters yet [Read more…]

Midnight Movies 10/24-10/26

Just like last week’s offerings, and like next weekend’s are sure to be, it’s all blood, guts, and horror this weekend at the movies. To prep you for Halloween, screenings include visceral violence, found footage, and classic creepshows. [Read more…]

Midnight Movies 10/17-10/19 Include Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

After a break for New York Comic Con last week, midnight movie coverage is back and it’s filled to the brim with chainsaws, stabbings, and a whole lot of fake blood. This weekend features some of the most important and influential horror films of all time, so break out those night lights folks. [Read more…]

Midnight Movies 9/26-9/28 Include Escape from New York and You’re Next

The fall horror-binge has begun, and as usual Nitehawk has you covered with some great options. This weekend’s midnight movie is You’re Next, beginning their wonderful “Final Girl” film series.  You’re Next falls pretty squarely in the “fun horror” category, along with Scream and Cabin in the Woods, playing to horror tropes without sacrificing any of the actual creepiness.  The all-white animal masks the killers wear became instantly iconic, and the “Final Girl” in this one is anything but helpless. This one makes for a perfect midnight movie. If going at midnight just isn’t your thing, Nitehawk’s brunch movie is 1963’s classic horror movie The Haunting (so not the one with Owen Wilson), and they’re presenting it in 35 mm. [Read more…]

Midnight Movie Screenings 9/19-9/21 Include Heavenly Creatures and Harold and Kumar

Alright boys and girls, it’s midnight movie time and things are about to get weird.  As usual, this weekend brings you everything including cult comedies, bizarrely violent films, and the most ‘90s movie ever made. Let’s start with the pleasant though, shall we? [Read more…]

Fraud or philanthropy? “Art and Craft” film review

Fraud, it seems, without any monetary benefit to the forger, is not a crime. And this is known best by Mark Landis, who has duped some of the most prestigious art museums in the country with his copycat pieces for more than 30 years. The new documentary “Art and Craft” opening this Friday, peers into the life of Mark Landis and follows him as he deceives museum registrars and aggravates the one man always on this case, former registrar Matt Leininger. [Read more…]

Midnight Movies 9/12-9/14 Include The Crow and Taxi Driver

You talkin’ to me? Well I’m the only one here… so yeah then I guess you must be. Well it’s supposed to rain this weekend, so it’s a good time to get the movies! But hey, it can’t rain all the time, so be quick like a bunny and get through the maze by midnight to check out these late night screenings. (See what I did there?)

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Two Brooklyn film makers head to Marfa

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Local filmmakers Émilie Richard-Froozan and Rémy Bennett are currently premiering Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival and my bet is it will be the talk of Texas. This is not a chill-for-90-minutes-with-some-extra-butter-popcorn kind of movie. This film is an utter mind trip the whole way through and lingers in your thoughts for days. I won’t give away too much of the plot, but it centers on two lifelong friends, Pernilla and Patrick, as they meet up in the South after years apart, drawn together following the death of someone close to them. The film peers into their love for each other and the secrets of their past. Bennett wrote and stars in the film, and her performance is mesmerizing.This is the first full-length feature produced by Blonde to Black Pictures, owned by Emma Comley & Sadie Frost. The film constantly keeps you in suspense- guessing about Pernilla and Patrick’s relationship, about the choices they’ve made and the skeletons that might still be hiding in the closet.

I had a chance to catch up with Émilie before they hit the road: [Read more…]