Mike’s Murder

    Release Date: March 9, 1984 (screened June 22, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival) Runtime: 109 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: James Bridges Cast: Debra Winger; Mark Keyloun; Darrell Larson; Paul Winfield; Brooke Alderson This is an often overlooked, unseen 1984 film from director James Bridges (“The China Syndrome,” “Urban

Naked Lunch

    Release Date: December 27, 1991 (screened June 20, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival) Runtime: 115 minutes Rating: R Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Peter Weller; Judy Davis; Ian Holm; Julian Sands; Monique Mercure; Roy Scheider OK, full disclosure: this is one weird fuckin’ movie. David Cronenberg has never

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

    Release Date: Screened June 20, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival Runtime: 87 minutes Rating: NR Studio: Pack Creek Productions Director: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler Cast: Barney Frank; Jim Ready; Neil Barofsky; Dustin Lance Black; Eliot Spitzer Controversial. Witty. Acerbic. Straightforward. No bullshit. These are all words that can describe the former

Sorcerer

    Release Date: June 24, 1977 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures Director: William Friedkin Cast: Roy Scheider; Bruno Cremer; Francisco Rabal; Amidou God bless the Film Forum! If it wasn’t for this extraordinary little theater on W. Houston, special engagements of overlooked movies like “Sorcerer” might never be seen

Taxi zum Klo

    Release Date: January 9, 1981 Runtime: 98 minutes Rating: NR – Adults Only Studio: Exportfilm Bischoff & Company Director: Frank Ripploh Cast: Frank Ripploh; Bernd Broaderup; Peter Fahrni This is an interesting piece for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it is notable for being a pioneering film for gay cinema. Released

August: Osage County

    Release Date: January 10, 2014 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: John Wells Cast: Meryl Streep; Julia Roberts; Ewan McGregor; Chris Cooper; Dermot Mulroney; Juliette Lewis; Julianne Nicholson; Sam Shepard; Benedict Cumberbatch; Abigail Brelsin If there were an Olympic category for “Best Team Acting,” this big screen adaptation of Tracy

Rock of Ages

    Release Date: June 15, 2012 Runtime: 123 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema Director: Adam Shankman Cast: Julianne Hough; Diego Boneta; Alec Baldwin; Russell Brand; Paul Giamatti; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Bryan Cranston; Malin Akerman; Mary J. Blige; Tom Cruise The Broadway musical upon which this movie is based, while not

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014

I, like many, was shocked to hear about the death of actor/director/writer Philip Seymour Hoffman today, a brilliant artist gone way too soon. While it was known that he had a substance-abuse problem, it is still shocking and troubling to hear of the untimely passing of an artist who contributed so much to the performing

The Wolf of Wall Street

    Release Date: December 25, 2013 Runtime: 180 minutes Rating: very, very R Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Jonah Hill; Matthew McConaughey; Margot Robbie; Rob Reiner; Kyle Chandler; Jon Bernthal; Jean Dujardin; Joanna Lumley; Ethan Suplee Jordan Belfort’s helluva story comes to life guns blazing in director Martin Scorsese’s epic

Her

    Release Date: December 18, 2013 (limited); January 10, 2014 (wide) Runtime: 126 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Spike Jonze Cast: Joaquin Phoenix; Scarlett Johansson (voice); Amy Adams; Chris Pratt; Rooney Mara This one was a total surprise! My expectations were low: another self-consciously quirky Spike Jonze movie with resident Hollywood