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October 28th-31st: Vengeful Spirits, A Nite to Dismember, and It WAS the Boogeyman. Yes it was. Abandon Hope Ye Who Read On.

Hallo my Halloween Hungry Stockahz! I'm back with your last weeknd roundup of October '16! Lord how this month has flown past, mebbe solely because as much as we want time to slow the hell down a patch, we also can't wait to get to the day of the year when candy is free and we get to dress up like the thing that scares us most. No election jokes, please.

I've added a day to the Pick list and cut off the usual look forward to the week to come, only because November 1st falls on this upcoming Tuesday, when the new interactive rep calendar will be going live, and the Overview of the this year's 11th month will be following shortly after. So let's close this month out clean and start the next just as cleanly. The hijinks are aplenty this 4-day span, so let's get to it.

New and ongoing series this weeknd include Kurosawa & Mifune at IFC Center, Modern Matinees: B is for Bogart and Tomu Uchida: A Retrospective at MoMA, 13 Cats at BAM Cinématek, Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z, Trouble Every Day: Halloween at Metrograph and Old & Improved at Metrograph, The Medium is the Massacre and The Genre Terrorist: Lucio Fulci at Anthology Film Archives, Krzysztof Kieslowski: A Complete Retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, and the tyke-terrifying Film Forum Jr. at, well, Film Forum. The heebies and the jeebies be thus;

October 21st -23rd: Haunted Felines, Sweet Transvestites, and Monsters from the Id! Read On if You Dare!

Well AhWooooooooooooooooooooooo Stockahz! The annual Fest o' da Dedski knowns as All Hallows Eve approacheth once more, which means kids worldwide eagerly pitching ideas for ever more elaborate costuming and strategic mapping of Treat-rich territories in order to procure maximum candyage. Oh, what an age, what bliss to skip down the sidewalk as one's fave horror/sci-fi character to cast spells that would conjure ghouls and ghosts from their always temporary slumber to wreak fright uponst one's home nabe. Oh, to be 42 again.

 

It is in this spirit that I dedicate this week's Picks to those screenings most Halloween-appropriate. And lord there's much to draw from thankfully. For those who find themselves drawn not to a holiday celebratd 3 months too early at Duane Reade, thre's plenty else to choose from. From those who can't get enough of the heebies and their accompanying jeebies, read on. New and continuing series this week include Kurosawa & Mifune at IFC Center, Modern Matinees: B is for Bogart , Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film and Tomu Uchida: A Retrospective at MoMA, the feline-festooned 13 Cats at BAM Cinématek, The Genre Terrorist: Lucio Fulci at Anthology Film Archives, Cabaret Cinema at the Rubin Museum, Old & Improved and Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at the Metrograph, and the outside-the-box-monickered Film Forum Jr. At Film Forum. Let's roll.

Oct 14th - 16th: Young Lovers, a Damsel in Distress, and the Closing Days of the New York Film Fest. Read On. .

Has it already been a week, Stockahz? It seems like just yesterday that I was hippin' ya to my Picks 'n predilections concerning the 2nd weekend of October 2016. So much has transpired since then, since we discussed all this cinemtic on NYC's repertory circuit. Things non-cinematic to be sure. Things wierd, even. things downright perplexing, even. Things I never thought I'd ever see in a Presidential election in my life okay I'm not gonna get drawn into it again I promised myself. We've all been through quite enough in the real world the last 7 days and from what I can tell we're all exhausted by it. I can attest to that fact. So let's sink into the sweet, comfortable folds of the reel world for a time and heal a bit, allowing the manufactured dreams of the movies to inform our own personal concoctions. Let us go and make our visit.

 

Continuing series this week include Modern Matinees: B is for Bogart, Marlen Khutsiev and Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film at MoMA, Krzysztof Kieslowski - A Complete Retrospective & the Agnes Varda appeciation at Museum of the Moving Image, Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z and Old & Improved at the Metrograph, the newly-returned Film Forum Jr. at , you guessed it, Film Forum, and, sadly, the final days of the 54th New York Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. That last one is always greatly missed. The rundown as follows;

October 7th -9th: Guerrillas, Ghosts, and One-Eyed Jacks! Read on!

I'm back, Stockahz! After a week's backoff due to the concocting of this month's rep circuit calendar and its accompanying Overview, I've returned to provide you with my newly-chosen Weekend Update format, which not only pares down the work for yours truly but also allows for the crank e-mail responses to sorta bundle up in one big bunch for me to address. With the trash icon. It's just better this way all around, trust me kids.

Notable events and series include Modern Matinees: B is for Bogart and the trib to dissident Russian auteur Marlen Khutsiev at MoMA, Krzysztof Kieslowski: A Complete Retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, The Associates and Aldrich and Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at the Metrograph, and of course the second and last week of the NYFF54 , specifically its Revivals and Retrospective series. The all-nite Rock 'n Roll and everyday party be thus;

October 2016! James Dean, A Nite to Dismember, and NYFF54! Read On!

Allo allo, my beaming, beautiful Stockhaz! And might I bid you a fair and fond welcome to our shared October 2016! We're at that transition point between Summer and Winter that has long had no name, no descriptive title to inscribe said epoch deep within our collective conscious okay, it's called Autumn. I fibbed. It's just that I dread Summer's passing, because it only means one more triple-noggined gorgon known as Winter is just around the corner, ready to exhume itself from its always, sadly, temporary grave. It means the end of Baseball, the mean season of Football, and the annual Shakespearean tragedy known as the New York Knicks. It means frigid weather, bleak days, women breaking out their bulky cold spell attire. It means the 3-month full-court press the film world increasingly employs in the leadup to Oscar voting. Yea, it serves as seasonal bellwether of much ill. Yet, it also promises certain splendors. The 2016 World Series. The aforementioned Oscar race. Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends and fam. And, of course, the increasingly busy rep film circuit seeking to meet the demands of our movie mad metropolis! So much is about to happen o the scene, from fests and retrospectives to guest appearances and special reconstructions. We've got much to look forward to, so let's get to the next 31 days of magic!

September 23rd - 25th: Marxism, B&W Heaven, and Red White and Blue Velvet! Read On!

Bienvenidos, Stockahz!!! Hallo and welcome back to your new weekly update of all things rep cinema related in your nifty nestle known as New York City! We got a gaggle of goodies on the grid okay I'm killing the cutesy alliteration here! It's one thing to be effusive and enthusiastic regarding your chosen vocation, another entirely to become a lamintaed tour pamphlet. Let's get to the goods, shall we?

New and continuing series this week include Fellini at IFC Center, The Marx Brothers & the Golden Age of Vaudeville at Film Forum, The Associates and Aldrich & Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at the Metrograph, Modern Matinees: B is For Bogart at MoMA, Woman with a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950 at Anthology Film Archives, and the Agnès Varda trib at Museum of the Moving Image. The upcoming bounty be thus!

September 16th -18th: Pirates, Knives, and Heads Made of...Yeah, We'll Just Have to Keep That Dialogue Gong. Read On!

Hola, Los Stockahz! What a difference a week makes! How harshly absence affects the heart, how healing reconnection may prove. I recently shifted to a new format, reducing my workload without, I pray, backing off from what I consider my responsibility to tha lotta ya: presenting a comprehensive rundown of all repertory screenings in NYC's 5 boroughs and just beyond and offering up my suggestions for your attendance. I've gotten some positive feedback thus far, whilst observing a drop in numbers elsewhere, which means I'll have to manage this adjustment period accordingly, make changes, and if neccesary, re-adopt the old platform. Again, we're a week into the new dish, so any unnerve on my part is as premature as believing the Yankees need to win that next game in order to make it to the World Series. Which is not so farfetched as you might think. Yeah laugh all you want big man, they still got a shot! HEY, YOU WANNA TAKE THIS OUTSIDE?!?!?

 

Ahem.

 

Upcoming series this weekend include Modern Matinees: B is for Bogart at MoMA, That's Entertainment: MGM Musicals, Part One at BAM Cinématek, The Associates and Aldrich and Old & Improved at Metrograph, Women with a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950 at Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum Jr. at you guessed it, Film Forum. Once more into the breach, mi amigos y amigas:

Weekend Update, September 9th-11th. Hawksian Women, Silent Clowns, and the 1st Musical Shot on Location in NYC! Read On!

Whassap Stockahz?!? Glad to see you on the other side of this sweltering season, what Omar Sharif would no doubt refer to as the sun's anvil. Summer '16 has passed, even though its talons still claw at the coming calendar. Fall '16 approacheth, and with it much rep film mirth. In the spirit of the season's change I'm offering up a new format regarding this site and its content. Over the course of the past 4 yaers I've adopted few but various formats, most consistently, or inconsistently a 4-5 day per week post. This proved to be a very rewarding and successful approach, yet the rude interferences of the outside world and its attendant responsibilities have proven a unusurpable hindrance to put it mildly. So beginning now, I'm trying out a new format. Hear me out.

 

Each week I'll post a weekend overview, with an addendum that forecasts the following week and my Picks appropo. I'll make sure to maintain separate posts on the Facebook page and the site's Twitter feed, but the site itself, it's gettin' an efficiency upgrade. So those of you who feel so inclined, please toss me yer feedback as regards this new development. As always, your convenience is my priority. Let's get to it.

September 2016! Female Filmmakers, Kurosawa x 11, and Hail Hail Freedonia!

Happy September '16 Stockahz! Believe it or not, we've seen one more summer come and go, and are going about the usual biz of prepping final BBQ's, cementing our Fantasy Football picks, and scratching our heads over where exactly the hell the last three months went? Whether you enjoyed the season's popcorn fare or not, it wasn't, in my opinion, the worst summer at the multiplex, as many have maintained. There were some big-money projects that hit it out of the park, like the much-maligned GHOSTBUSTERS reboot and the 3rd of the new STAR TREK flicks, while such sleeper fare as OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, THE INFILTRATOR and HELL OR HIGH WATER impressed greatly. Sized somewhere inbetween those scales was Shane Black's THE NICE GUYS, which should have done better at the box office. And I'm still figuring out what to make of SAUSAGE PARTY. I mean, I liked it, but what the hell WAS it?

 

The NYC rep film circuit fared much better of course, with spectacular series like MoMA's trib to Carl Laemmle Jr.'s brief reign as head of Universal Pictures, Film Forum's featuring of 4K restos like Lubitch's HEAVEN CAN WAIT, the Coen Brothers' BLOOD SIMPLE, and Malle's ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, the Film Scoiety's ode to charcater great Warren Oates, BAM Cinématek's Election Special series, and the ongoing A to Z fest at NYC's newest rep screen, the LES' Metrograph. So while summer might be slowly winding down, the usual excellent fare at these fantastic venues goes on. Let's explore that case in point;

August 26th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Well, one more August seems to be slowly inching, crawling, begging for death like a stranded plane crash survivor in the depths of the Sahara, toward its ultimate, if perhaps untimely end. Which sorta make it the perfect month for my annual celebration of my birth. You do the math/metaphorizin'.

I can't complain, really, and never do. I love celebrating one more spin 'round the bright yellow ball of gas, I love living in NYC, I love the insanely convenient access to our wonderful and still-burgeoning rep film circuit to which I am privy. Most of all, though, I love the people in my life. NYC provides us NY'ers with peeps from all walks of life, with experiences different and philosophies sometimes curious, often divergent. The wonderful thing is that we remain NY'ers, and the hope is that perhaps at some point, we will all consider ourselves Americans because of bold, ugly, cruel, poetic and merciful social experiments like the one that houses the Empire State Building.

So 'ponst the eve of my 47th revolution round the galaxy here be my listings, and my Pick. New and ongoing series include Return of the Double Feature at Film Forum, Modern Matinees: Summer with Judy Holliday and Gaumont: Cinéma Pour Tout Le Monde at MoMA, and the eternally swank Cabaret Cinema at the Rubin Museum. The approaching apepnuemia be thus;

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