Archive for the ‘Film Forum’ Category

Why Should Anybody Be Watching Watchmen This Weekend When There’s Technicolor Gene Tierney Goodness to Be Had?
March 4, 2009

So last night I ran into my friend Brynn at Film Forum on my way to see Lola Montès–the crazy-brilliant cinematic extravaganza by Max Ophüls (more on that later)–and, while I was standing in line, she asked me, “So you know what comes out on Friday, right?”

My instantaneous reaction, given the inescapable barrage subway ads, movie trailers, and blue-johnson internet chatter, was obvious: Watchmen.

Oh, silly me!  She was speaking in particular to Film Forum’s release schedule, and trust me when I say that the movie she had in mind doesn’t need any blue genitals to be twice the cinematic doozy that Watchmen will be.  

Ladies and gentleman, all me to present to you the Technicolor fabulosity that is Leave Her to Heaven, back on the big screen for one week only (!):

Oh, snap, y’all!  Having seen Leave Her to Heaven on a mere television, I can absolutely  testify to how incredible it is as a movie, and I can guarantee that, on the big screen, it will positively MELT.  YOUR.  FACE.  (Academically speaking.)

I think we all know what this means…

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So Much Singing and Dancing and Hysteria to Be Had, Yet So Little Time!
February 6, 2009

Ruh-roh. Looks like we’re all going to be verrrry busy in the next month…and not in a Mae West sort of way.  I can’t help but wonder if Paula Deen is letting the cat out of the bag about the doorway that leads into my head, ‘cos Film Forum has really made the program of my dreams.

Honestly, this program is completely nutso in all the right ways.  There’s so much Barbara Stanwyck and Busby Berkeley that I’m already having a conniption fit (or 20).  I really don’t know what I’ll do when I see this nonsense on the big screen:

Or this, for that matter:

Seriously, that “child” is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Oh, and by dreams, I mean my worst nightmares.  I.  Can’t.  Wait.

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