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Anne Hathaway
Love & Other Drugs
Press Roundtables
Waldorf Astoria
November 6, 2010

Anne Hathaway is becoming bolder when it comes to her choices – on and off-screen. This is the case with her movie roles, co-stars, nude scenes and more...(more)

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
PBS’s “Great Performances”
Private Screening
NYIT Auditorium
November 1, 2010

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert was screened at the NYIT Auditorium for an audience of press and performers...(more)

127 Hours
New York Press Conference
Interview With director/co-screenwriter Danny Boyle, actor James Franco, co-screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, producer Christian Colson & author Aron Ralston

The amazing creative team behind the astounding new film, 127 Hours came together for an afternoon to discuss Boyle’s follow-up to his Oscar lauded Slumdog Millionaire...(more)
Clint Eastwood
Hereafter
Press Conference
New York Film Festival
September 24, 2010

When famed producer Steven Spielberg asks you to read something, you say yes...(more)

The Social Network Press Conference
With Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Arron Sorkin
New York Film Festival
September 24, 2010

The new film Social Network is sharp, topical and on-the-mark...(more)

HB Forman Talks to
Gemma Arterton
of
Tamara Drew

Selecting Gemma Arterton to portray a swan was a brilliant decision; it was the ugly duckling portion of her latest movie that was more of a stretch...(more)

84th New York Film Festival
September 24 - October 10, 2010
Lincoln Center

Since 1963, The New York Film Festival has continued to bring new and important cinematic works by filmmakers from around the world. The Festival includes Main Slate selections along with special events, panel discussions, the experimental film showcase Views from the Avant-Garde, and much more.

Click here for Film Festival Reviews

H. B. Forman Talks to
Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes enters a hotel ballroom dressed in collegiate white shirt, wine-colored trousers and heels and a funky-chic necklace, her famous brunette mane curled and loose against her porcelain skin...(more)

H.B. Forman Talks with
Bill Murray of Get Low

The unpredictable comic genius known as Bill Murray, who often makes producers and directors jump through many hoops before he agrees to work with them, definitely has a soft side...(more)

South of the Border Roundtable
With Director Oliver Stone
Regency Hotel
June 21, 2010

Oliver Stone has had his share of media attacks in the three decades he’s been making movies. His personal character has been called into question as well as his filmic treatment of historic events. And, with JFK, even his sanity...(more)

 

Film Reviews

  Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Anton Corbijn's The American
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David Michôd's Animal Kingdom
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rachel Perkins's Bran Nue Dae
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Steve Antin's Burlesque
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams
  Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's
Catfish
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Burr Steers's Charlie St. Cloud
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  A Documentary by Lucy Walker
Countdown to Zero
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jan Kounen 's Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams
  Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass's Cyrus
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Ryan Murphy's Eat Pray Love
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Doug Liman's Fair Game
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Chris Morris’ Four Lions
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Katie Aselton's The Freebie
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jeff Reichert's Gerrymandering
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Played With Fire
(Flickan som lekte med elden)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

Pascal Chaumeil
Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Philip Ridley’s Heartless
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  François Ozon's Hideway (Le Refuge)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Christopher Nolan's Inception
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Baltasar Kormákur's Inhale
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Lisa Cholodenko The Kids Are All Right
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lisa Cholodenko The Kids Are All Right
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Josh Crook's La Soga (The Butcher’s Son)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Lixin Fan's Last Train Home
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Samuel Maoz's Lebanon
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Matt Reeves’s Let Me In
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Greg Berlanti's Life As We Know It
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

 

  Taylor Hackford Love Ranch
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Erik White's Lottery Ticket
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Stéphane Brizé's Mademoiselle Chambon
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Esben Sandberg, Jochim Roenning's Max Manus
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jean-François Richet's
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L’Instinct de Mort)

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Reed Cowan & Steven Greenstreet's
8: The Mormon Proposition

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Roger Michell's Morning Glory
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's
Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano's
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Paul Haggis's The Next Three Days
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rachid Bouchareb's Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Patrick Hughes's Red Hill
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams
  Darren Flaxstone’s Release
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Phillip Noyce's Salt
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

Annemarie Jacir's
Salt Of this Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Edgar Wright's
Scott Pilgrim Versus The World
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Randall Wallace's Secretariat
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David Fincher The Social Network
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Oliver Stone's South of the Border
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Josh Gordon and Will Speck's The Switch
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Alex Rotaru's They Came To Play
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

Oliver Stone’s
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Reviewed by Frank Avella

  Lucy Walker's Waste Land
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Joe Winston's What's The Matter With Kansas
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Debra Granik's Winter's Bone
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews

  Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  HBO's Big Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s
Bill Maher: …But I’m Not Wrong

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Bored to Death: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Robert Altman’s Brewster McCloud
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 

  Pedro Almodóvar's
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Damages - Season Two
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dark Blue: Season One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Filiberti’s
David’s Birthday (Il Compleanno)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ryan Murphy’s Eat Pray Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rowan Woods' Fragments
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO Mini-Series Generation Kill
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Grey Gardens
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Cassavetes’ Husbands
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Into the Storm
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gary Winick’s Letters to Juliet
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Rob Marshall’s Nine
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steve Shill’s Obsessed
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jake Cashill's Oral Fixation
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  HBO’s The Pacific
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Berger’s Plan B
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Johnathon Schaech's The Poker Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

David Kittredge's
Pornography A Thriller
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  HBO’s Rome: The Complete Series
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Tom Ford’s A Single Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Brian Koppelman & David Levien’s
Solitary Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avela
  Jack Garfein's The Strange One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  James Mottern’s Trucker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alan Ball's True Blood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Patrick Tatopoulos' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  V: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Matt Tyrnauer's Valentino: The Last Emperor
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen’s Whatever Works
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

New York Film Festival

  Mike Leigh’s Another Year
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Olivier Assayas’s Carlos
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Martin Scorsese & Kent Jones’s A Letter to Elia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  David Fincher’s The Social Network
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Julie Taymor’s The Tempest
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  QFEST Film Festival Reviews
  Marco Filiberti’s David’s Birthday (Il Compleanno)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 
  Haim Tabakman’s Eyes Wide Open
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Robert Gaston’s Flight of the Cardinal
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Aluisio Abranches’s
From Beginning to End (Do Comeco Ao Fim)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Bette Gordon’s Handsome Harry
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Enrique Buchichio’s
Leo’s Room (El cuarto de Leo)
  Marco Berger’s Plan B
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Darren Flaxstone’s Release
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rob Williams’s Role/Play
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Joseph Graham’s Strapped
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Israel Luna’s Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Casper Andreas’s Violet Tendencies
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gwen Wynne’s Wild About Harry
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Open Roads Film Festival Reviews
 

Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baaria
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rocco Papaleo’s
Basilicata Coast to Coast
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Paolo Virzi’s
The First Beautiful Thing (La prima cosa bella)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gabriele Muccino’s
Kiss Me Again (Baciami ancora)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Valerio Mieli’s Ten Winters (Dieci inverni)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Newfest Film Festival Reviews
  All Boys
A Documentary by Markku Heikinnen
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Filiberti’s
David’s Birthday (Il Compleanno)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Aluisio Abranches’s
From Beginning to End (Do Comeco Ao Fim)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 

  8: The Mormon Proposition
A Documentary by Reed Cowan & Steven Greenstreet
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Berger’s Plan B
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Darren Flaxstone’s Release
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella


  Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger
A Documentary by Andrew Davies, Andre Schafer, Jamie Travis

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Casper Andreas’s Violet Tendencies
Reviwed by Frank J. Avella
  Tribeca Film Festival Reviews
  Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams
  Richard Levine’s Every Day
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Reviewed by Wendy R. Williams
 


Ferzan Ozpetek’s
Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 

  Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Neil Jordan’s Ondine
Reviewed by Frank J.Avella
  Andrew Paquin‘s Open House
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Mat Whitcross‘s sex & drugs & rock & roll
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Carmel Winters‘s Snap
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Jay Anania’s William Vincent
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 



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