Movies

I’d Watch That: Obvious Child

I’d Watch That: Obvious Child

I was sad when Jenny Slate got the boot from SNL – presumably for dropping the f-bomb. She provided me with many lulz, especially as Tina Tina Charneuse: So…I was v. excited to hear that she was starring in the new film Obvious Child – which looks to be quite awesome (and has great reviews).(…)

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

I’ve been aching to write posts about the films I’ve been watching in my African film class this semester, but I’ve held back because a lot of the movies worth writing about are hard to get here in the US. This week, though, marks the start of the 21st New York African Film Festival, taking(…)

Suspiria: Classic Horror for the Horror Hater

Suspiria: Classic Horror for the Horror Hater

I do not typically like scary horror movies and I do not like movies that involve a lot of blood/guts/fear/suspense/torture porn/etc. I do, however, like movies that are visually beautiful and surprising, such as Suspiria, the 1977 horror classic about an American ballerina making her way through a dance school run by witches directed by(…)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Say French Nouvelle Vague and immediately you think of Godard and his French colleagues who changed the form for a generation. The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène may be better known as the father of African film, but his work deserves to be known outside of a regionalized category that says little about his style. His classic La(…)

A Photo Tribute to Harold Ramis, Babe.

A Photo Tribute to Harold Ramis, Babe.

It took the bummer of all bummers to remind me that I always thought Egon was the hottest Ghostbuster. (Bill Murray was up there, too. Ackroyd, not so much.) I know there must be others out there like me, that found the non-traditionally handsome Harold Ramis to be not just a comedic genius…but also kind(…)

Be My New Best Friend: Cristin Milioti

Be My New Best Friend: Cristin Milioti

You guys!  I LOVE How I Met Your Mother.  Sure, sometimes the humor is a little broad, but overall there are a lot of solid comedic moments, and overall it just makes me feel good about life.  And let me tell you, that is one feat that HBO and Showtime and AMC and Bravo have(…)

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

Goodfellas is my favorite movie – and no small part of my favor lies in the absolute genius of the soundtrack. There are few films that have used music to such an artistic advantage – off the top of my head, Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, Romeo + Juliet, Casino are a few that have only(…)

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Fall and documentaries…they just go together! Grab a beverage, a blanket and your pet (if applicable) and curl up with these glorious combinations of knowledge and entertainment – all currently available to stream on Netflix! 1. Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War), Tabloid tells a story of intrigue, eccentricity(…)

Halloween Hotness: Tracy Flick

Halloween Hotness: Tracy Flick

Next up on our list of dope Halloween costumes that will make you look and feel awesome while also making sure you can actually walk around, dance and party like a normal human being is the wonderfully neurotic Tracy Flick!  Played by Reese Witherspoon in 1999, Tracy had it all figured out.  No lame high(…)