November, 2014


Short film explores love and loss in Prospect Park

Prospect Park is ready for its close-up. Comment.
Fort Greene

Unseen Andy Warhol films to screen at BAM

With live soundtracks performed by some big-name artists. Comment.

October, 2014

Fort Greene

‘Dark Crystal’ creators will visit BAM for puppet film fest

You look like Gelfing, smell like Gelfing, maybe you are Gelfing! Comment.

Hollywood does Flatbush: Tom Hanks, Spielberg in the neighborhood

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Flatbush on Tuesday to shoot scenes for the movie “Saint James Place,” a thriller about the Cold War. Comment.

September, 2014


PHOTOS: Kings Theatre on its way to coronation

Watch the throne. Comment.
Fort Greene

All the Brooklyn locations in BAM’s subway film series

Don’t waste your money on movies that only feature other, lesser boroughs. Comment.

Queasy rider: Film chronicles career and injuries of motorbike racing legend

Dim the lights and start your engines! Comment.

August, 2014


Turtles re-powered! Fans screen original Ninja Turtles movie

Forget the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. Not one but two screenings of the 1990 original are happening in Brooklyn bars this week. Comment.

By way of Canarsie: New doc revisits ’hood’s halcyon days

Take a stroll down an unpaved memory lane. Comment.
Fort Greene

Re-Marker-ble! BAM screens films by legendary filmmaker

Chris Marker was at the avant-garde of film — and paranoia. Comment.
Coney Island

Rocket-umentary! Film celebrates return of the Astroland Rocket

Talk about a blast from the past! Comment.

Williamsburg church hosts Latin American film series

Grab some popcorn — and your Spanish dictionary. Comment.

July, 2014


I want my MTV back! Celebrate the golden age of music videos

Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment.

Cheap flick! Film fest celebrates movies made on cell phones

That video that you made in your apartment last night — no, not that one — might just be cinematic gold. Comment.

June, 2014


SATURDAY: ‘Do the Right Thing’ turns 25 with block party

Brooklyn is doing the right thing — again. Comment.

Freaky film day! W’burg cinema hosts surrealist movie series

Ain’t nothing like the surreal thing, baby! Comment.

TromaDance Film Fest screams into Williamsburg

The filmmakers behind the cult “Toxic Avenger” movie franchise are bringing their free film festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Comment.
Fort Greene

MT-spray: Old doc about subway graffiti finds new life at BAM

Board the public transit system of the 1970s at BAMcinemaFest. Comment.

Sketchy characters: W’burg animation fest features hand-drawn hosts

They’re Brooklyn’s Beavis and Butthead! Comment.

May, 2014


Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler

Forget the stereotype of Brooklyn newcomers moving in from the Midwest — the protaganist of this film is an immigrant from 400 years in the future. Comment.

Best of the fest: Four great flicks at the Brooklyn Film Festival

With 100 films spanning two cinemas and a whole week, deciding what to see at the Brooklyn Film Festival can be a daunting task. So we have decided for you. Comment.
Fort Greene

Drawing from Brooklyn: Ralph Bakshi is still making films about his home borough

The Brownsville-raised director of “Fritz the Cat” is now working on a film about the seedy underbelly of 1960s Coney Island. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Doc on People’s Playground battle screens in Bay Ridge

Coney Island is coming to Bay Ridge. Comment.

April, 2014

Greenwood Heights

A head-start for late silent-film star

A nearly forgotten silent-film star’s memory is finally being marked at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Bargain bin bounty: The Found Film Festival dusts off forgotten footage

This roving film festival takes old VHS tapes from the basement and puts them on the big screen. Comment.

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comment.

March, 2014

Prospect Heights

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment.
Park Slope

Batman returns: Forgotten film about Brooklyn’s ‘Super Cops’ to screen in P’Slope

“The Super Cops” captures 1970s Bedford-Stuyvesant in all its gritty glory. Comment.
Fort Greene

Scorsese film fest pairs flicks with classic influences — and a piano

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is kicking off its latest film series with a very quiet bang. Comments (1).

And the Oscar goes to — Brooklyn!

Leave it to Brooklynites to steal the show. Comment.

February, 2014


Brooklyn bars celebrate Oscars with Hollywood-inspired drinks

The special ingredient in these cocktails is movie magic! Comment.

Dancing about movies: New fest pairs films with live performance

Most film screenings begin with a warning to turn off your cellphone. Not these ones. Comment.
Clinton Hill

Listen up! Spike Lee to give free lecture at Pratt

Brooklyn’s prodigal son will return. Comment.
Park Slope

Slapstick century: Celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin with special screening

A local silent film expert will school you in slapstick, at a screening of the comedy great’s first three films. Comment.
Fort Greene

Bad girls at BAM: Film series celebrates vengeance-seeking anti-heroines

Revenge is a dish best served in a movie theater. Comment.
Fort Greene

Top three revenge-filled films from the ‘Vengeance is Hers’ series

The co-coruator of BAMCinematek’s ‘Vengeance is Hers’ film series picks her favorites — so you don’t have to. Comment.

January, 2014

Cobble Hill

Brooklyn Israel Film Fest screens Israeli-Palestinian gay love story

Talk about bridging the gap. Comment.
Park Slope

Talented Slope twosome get Oscar nod for Disney ditty

The song this couple penned for the Disney flick “Frozen” is getting big-time attention. Comment.
Fort Greene

Lights, camera, live-action: BAM screens play in real-time

Forget NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” — the Brooklyn Academy of Music is screening a live Chekov play. Comment.


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