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Frank J. Avella’s
Film Column

Oscar Predictions
King vs. King

2010 is a very strange Oscar year. As has been noted, ad nauseum via blogs, The Social Network won all of the important pre-Guild Oscar pre-cursers yet seemed to have hit a brick wall ...(more)

Jake Gyllenhaal
Love & Other Drugs
Press Day
Waldorf Astoria
November 6, 2010

Walking into the room to meet Jake Gyllenhaal this writer slipped and fell and was completely and utterly embarrassed, not knowing how he would react to this faux pas...(more)

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)

 

Film Reviews

  Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Mike Leigh's Another Year
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard J. Lewis's Barney's Version
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Jonathan Liebesman's Battle: Los Angeles
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York
Reviewed by Arlene McKanic
  Christopher Smith's Black Death
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara's Bhutto
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Steve Antin's Burlesque
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Pablo Trapero's Carancho
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  George Hickenlooper’s Casino Jack
Reviewed by Alejandra Serret
  John Wells's The Company Men
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Kiran Rao's
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Doug Liman's Fair Game
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David O. Russell's The Fighter
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Chris Morris’ Four Lions
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  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
  Robert Letterman's Gulliver's Travels
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  John Irvin's Hemingway's Garden of Eden
Reviewed by Havey Karten
  Alexei Popogrebsky's
How I Ended This Summer (Kak ya provel etim letom)
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
  Gregg Araki’s Kaboom
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  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
  Tom Hooper's The King's Speech
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Samuel Maoz's Lebanon
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Dereck Joubert's The Last Lions
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Matt Reeves’s Let Me In
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Paul Weitz's Little Fockers
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Crayton Robey’s Making the Boys
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
  Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Paul Haggis's The Next Three Days
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Philippe Diaz's Now & Later
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Xavier Beauvois's Of Gods and Men
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Don Roos's The Other Woman
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Kenneth Bowser's
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
  John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Patrick Hughes's Red Hill
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Darren Flaxstone’s Release
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Phillip Noyce's Salt
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Alister Grierson's Sanctum
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  David Fincher The Social Network
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's True Grit
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

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

  Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jaume Collet-Serra’s Unknown
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lucy Walker's Waste Land
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Peter Weir's The Way Back
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Debra Granik's Winter's Bone
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews

  Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  David Michôd's Animal Kingdom
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Big Love: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season
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
  Steven Antin’s Burlesque
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dallas: The Complete Fourteenth Season
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
  Films by Gordon Ball
Reviewed by Peter Neofotis
  Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl
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
  Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gary Winick’s Letters to Juliet
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Agatha Christie's
Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express
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
  Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3-D
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

  Rob Williams’s Role/Play
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

  David Fincher’s The Social Network
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
  Peter Tewksbury’s Sunday in New York
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Amir Bar-Lev’s
The Tillman Story

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
  Oliver Stone’s
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

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
  Woody Allen’s
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Reviewed by FrankJ. 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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