Say what you will about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (be it that you find him plagiaristic, self-indulgent, or simply a one-trick pony), it’s still rather difficult to not admire how his style effortlessly meshes fanboy shlock with cinematic academia. He really did invent a new way for indie genre films to be hip and possess a slight but unmistakable arthouse edge, and it’s no wonder that his aesthetic has remained so popular. For that reason, Killbar, a Tarantino-themed bar opening up in Williamsburg this weekend, feels like something that should have happened a while ago now. [Read more…] about Killbar: The Cinematic Nightlife You’ve Been Secretly Craving!
Jamie Campbell may have had to fight to wear a dress to his high school prom, but he certainly didn’t have to struggle for affection during a recent visit to Chelsea. On Monday, October 22nd, Cinepolis Theaters proudly welcomed the British native and his mother, Margaret to Screenvisions’s special VIP screening of the London musical based on their lives.
While this year’s New York Film Festival offers a promising lineup of new films from directors like The Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuarón, and Claire Denis, cinephiles will find another niche and low-key film festival just two hours upstate. Currently in its 19th year, The Woodstock Film Festival will be held from October 10th-14th this year, and will feature over one hundred films, including feature length narratives and documentaries, as well as shorts. It will even be presenting the directorial debut by Paul Dano, Wildlife, as a centerpiece film, which has been a festival darling since it premiered at Sundance this January.
One of the most star-studded festivals to hit Manhattan this summer will no double be Vulture Festival NY, which is taking place this weekend on the 19th and the 20th. If you aren’t in the mood to watch the royal wedding taking place across the pond, then you are definitely going to want to attend at least one of these events that feature some A-list celebs including Wendy Williams, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and more. [Read more…] about Vulture Festival NY is Back! See The Official Lineup Here
Stage and screen star Victoria Clark is like a prettier version of the energizer bunny. Between acting, writing, and directing, the Tony Award winner continues to reinvent and challenge herself with dynamic projects. [Read more…] about Victoria Clark Seduces with Song in ‘Wanderland’
Hennessy has a way of grabbing our attention with the intrinsic way they do collaborations, something that Manhattanites have definitely noticed for many years now. This time around it is with their next installment in the legendary cognac brand’s “Wild Rabbit” campaign. [Read more…] about Hennessy Highlights Champion Cyclist Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor in New Campaign
This year’s annual Point Honors Gala – sponsored by Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organazation for LGBTQ students – was certainly a joyous celebration, despite the heavy air of paranoia that has been gripping the community. Speaker Jorge Valencia even started his presentation by saying, “We are living in a country where we’re told that facts are fake. And if you don’t like the reality you’re living in, all you have to do is choose an alternate one.” Still, the performers all presented confidently, and stressed the accomplishments of people under the Point Foundation banner. [Read more…] about Annual Point Honors Gala Celebrates LGBTQ Culture in Uncertain Times
Are you a major movie buff? Think that Get Out will win Best Picture, or are you rooting for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or The Shape of Water? Why not battle your friends for Oscar gold in style this coming Sunday night, as several locations across Manhattan will be hosting some incredible Oscars-type viewing parties. [Read more…] about ‘And The Winner Is’: 9 Great Locations to Watch the 2018 Oscars
Maybe I’m a little biased, but Long Island has produced some pretty amazing talent in the history of the world of entertainment. Everyone from LL Cool J, Billy Joel and Mariah Carey were born and raised in the island of long, and as time goes by we find there are new stars to pluck out of obscurity and turn into the next big thing. Singer and actress Raffaela, who hales from Smithtown, could just be that with a new movie that is sure to be huge as well as a budding singing career that will have her one worded name on everyone’s lips. [Read more…] about New York Native Raffaela Scores Big in Movies, Music & More
While we all love our city in our own way, few of us can claim to have the same raw passion for New York as the legendary writer/director, Woody Allen. So many of his early masterpieces were set in the city, including much–loved movies like Annie Hall and Hannah, and his admiration and adoration of New York shone through in each and every one of them. Of all of Allen’s homages to the Big Apple, perhaps his most glorious celebration of the city comes in the Gershwin–scored classic, Manhattan. From the moment he starts eulogizing about the city offscreen to the soaring strings of “Rhapsody in Blue,” to the end credits, this is a film that is utterly in love with its locations. [Read more…] about “Manhattan” is Back on the Big Screen