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June 25th 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Classic IFC Cinema & Stephen King on Film at IFC Center, Luminosity: The Art of Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing at MoMA, and the ultra-exlusive Rza's Dream Double-Feature at the newly-formed Metrograph cinema. The body-count seems thus;

June 24th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Five days past the solstice and so far a seemingly perfect summer '16 seems underway. Temps have been somewhat mild for this time of year, the luminous shades from the red end of the spectrum greeting us majestically at twilight, and those magnificent vendor hot dogs have positively cratered at the low price of $35 apiece. $80 for two. A NYC summer is uponst us once more, and again we are gifted weather to be fleet of foot within, to catch two, three, even FOUR screenings in a day for those truly troubled amongst us (who you lookin' at?!?)! So let's set today's agenda, shallen't we?

Ongoing series this day include Classic IFC Center & Stephen King on Film, both at IFC Center, and Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger at MoMA. To the sked!

June 23rd 2016. Pick of the Day.

Only one lone series on hand for our collective perusal this day, Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger at MoMA, but every individual screening is a special one as well. Let's get to it, shall we?

June 21st 2016. Pick of the Day.

Yo Stockz! Once more, sorry I been in the wind so much tis month, so much real life interferes with reel life sometimes that it becomes impossible sometimes to pay full attention to both. Hope you accept the Mea Culpa, and I'll do my best to walk out the month with you in better style. For now, to the sked!

 

No series this day, and all activity appears to be centered in one venue, so here 'tis;

June 14th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Continuing series this day include Genre is a Woman at Film Forum, Around the World in Five Restorations at BAM Cinématek, Universal Studios: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928-37 at MoMA, and the object of my current concurrent intrigue and scorn, the Brian De Palma fete at the Metrograph. The flickering fandango be thus;

June 11th 2016. Pick of the Day.

One of these days it's gonna feel once and for all that Summer '16 has finally arrived. Yes, the local Icee man has bellowed 'bout his wares, desirable all. Yes, baseball is entering its second do-mester, and I don't care if that's not a word. And yes, outdoor screenings are afoot, and they arrive now earlier and earlier it seems. But really, we need a sweltering, macadam-liquidifying heat wave for it to really feel like a NYC summer has taken hold of us. Most likely this is to come, but til then these 55 degree evenings are just throwing me off my clock. You hear me, climate change! I blame YOU!

 

New and continuing series this day include Classic IFC Center & Stephen King on Film at IFC Center, Genre is a Woman at Film Forum, the exult over Brian De Palma at the Metrograph, Universal Pictures; Restorations & Rediscoveries, 1928-37 at MoMA, and the essential The Silent Clowns Film Series at the Library for the Performing Arts. Let's go to the 35mm!

June 10th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Avast Ye Mateys! Here be the first daily post of June 2016! I promise to get back on the horse proper and make sure I script 3-4 of these a week like the old days! I don't know why I chose pirate-speak to make this pronouncement, perhaps it's because I felt a sense of lawless empowerment when I chose to write it. Or maybe it's the rum. History will write its own opinion.

 

New and ongoing series this day includes Classic IFC Center at, ahem, IFC Center, Genre is a Woman at Film Forum, Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger and Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries. 1928-37 at MoMA, Around the World in Five Restorations at BAM Cinématek, and, well, the trib to über-hack Brian De Palma at the Metrograh. Don't let the poor quality of the series turn you off the the high caliber of NYC's newest art/rep house. The joint's a blast. The ensuing emulsified ebullience be thus;

June 2016! Genre is a Woman, Plundering the Universal Vaults, and Summer Outdoor Screenings Kickoff! Let's go!

Ballyhoo & Ballyhey, Stockahz! We have arrived at the magical month of June, the 30 day span that culminates in the Summer Solstice, that day that marks the halfway point in the Earth's journey round the precious yellow ball of fiery gas we lovingly refer to as the sun, provider of light and heat for our clime as third stone from its surface. As ever we have lots to look forward to over the next few months, including beach weather, backyard BBQ's, and baseball galore. For film lovers we have not merely the usual round of popcorn megaplex blockbusters, but outdoor screenings, the annual Criterion sale at B&N, and of course repertory film fests by the dozens, for which we, the aforementioned NYC Cinegeek, remain eternally thankful for. Yes, we have rats the size of Grumman buses. Yes, we boast subway platforms that could melt polar ice caps. And yes, we're all starting to feel a little like Wayne at the end of THE SEARCHERS when new civilzation takes root and makes little room for those who civilized it to begin with. That's the end of that comparison, we're not racists like Ethan Edwards, we just feel like we're standing in John Ford's doorway and it's about to close. But most importantly, we are the lucky recipients of one of the finest rep film circuits the world may offer. Which has recently been augmented by Bushwick's Syndicated and the LES's Metrograph. Later in the year we have the re-opening of the Quad to look forward to, as well as the ever=looming opening of Brooklyn's iteration of the Alamo Drafthouse. Til then. let's focus on the goods at hand, shall we? Once more into the breach!

May 27th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Continuing series this day include Classic IFC Center & Stephen King on Film at IFC Center, Modern Matinees: Fifteen By Otto Preminger & Universal Pictures: Restorations & Rediscoveries, 1928-37, and the wanig days of the terrigic appreciation of one the true teasures of the cinema, La Magnani at the Film Society. The popcorn tub pandemonuim be thus;

May 26th 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Robert Downey: The Original at Film Forum, Modern Matinees: Fifteen By Otto Preminger & Universal Studios: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928-37 at MoMA, and he wind-down days of La Magnani at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The sulfide supercalifragolicousexpialidocious be thus;

 

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